SPRINGDALE, ARK. — Tyson Foods Inc. officers confirmed plans to shutter its LD Foods plant in Jefferson, Wis., which employs 62 staff. The plant beforehand processed seafood for foodservice prospects and was a subsidiary of Keystone Foods, which Tyson acquired from Brazil’s Marfrig Global Foods in 2018.
Derek Burleson, spokesperson for Tyson, stated the power will stop operations in mid-September as the corporate focuses on its strategic marketing strategy.
“This was a very tough decision, but because business needs have changed, we’ve decided to take these steps in order to continue focusing on and investing in strategic growth priorities where we have a competitive advantage,” he stated, including that staff of the plant are being provided sources to help them to find new jobs.
“The closure is due to a combination of factors, including our customers’ changing product needs,” Mr. Burleson stated.
On Aug. 9, Tyson reported constructive outcomes for its fiscal third quarter, together with larger gross sales and web revenue in contrast to the identical interval in 2020.