Tyson Foods, Inc. is expanding its chicken processing plant in Vienna, adding 500 new jobs.
Tyson will invest $110 million over the next year to expand the facility by 100,000 square-feet, according to a news release from Gov. Nathan Deal.
The Dooly County plant has been producing chicken for fast food chains and other restaurants, but will convert to produce fresh tray pack chicken to meet the needs of grocery stores and other retailers, the news release states.
"Tyson Foods is one of our state's largest employers in food processing, and I'm confident that it will continue to benefit from our top talent and robust industry network in order to deliver high-quality jobs to Georgia's citizens," Deal states in the news release.
According to Tyson officials, construction for the expansion began last year and is scheduled to be completed during the middle of this year.