Tyson Foods breaks ground on Caseyville prepared foods facility expansion

Aug. 12, 2022
The $180M investment increases automation, creates 250 new jobs and seven new production lines.

Tyson Foods officially broken ground on an expansion project at its Caseyville, Illinois, prepared foods facility that will increase automation and create 250 new jobs. Tyson Foods leadership, along with state and local officials, celebrated the $180 million investment project that will help meet growing demand for Tyson Foods’ iconic Hillshire Farm and Jimmy Dean branded products.

The first line is expected to begin production this fall with the expansion set to be completed in the summer of 2023.

“We’re thrilled to celebrate the expansion of our Caseyville prepared foods plant, creating new job opportunities for those in the community and keeping ease and efficiency in mind for our current team members,” Noelle O’Mara, group president, Prepared Foods, Tyson Foods, said in the announcement. “With automated warehousing and robotics at the heart of the project, we’re looking forward to its full completion."

The project will be completed in phases with the majority of work being complete by summer 2023. The Caseyville plant currently produces Hillshire Farm and Jimmy Dean products, and the 170,000-square-foot-expansion will specifically allow a larger production of grab-and-go snacking and breakfast items.

The groundbreaking ceremony brought together representatives from Tyson Foods leadership, the City of Caseyville and the state, including Governor J.B. Pritzker.


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