September 12, 2006


Tyson to sell two closed meat facilities US state Nebraska



Tyson Foods officials say the company will sell the Norfolk beef processing plant and West Point slaughterhouse Tyson closed in February. Both plants are located in Nebraska.


Dan Mauk, president of the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce, says the sale will open up some opportunities for the community. Previously, Mauk says the company did not want to sell the plants.


Tyson spokesman Gary Mickelson confirmed the decision.


The closings eliminated about 1,300 jobs in Norfolk and 365 in West Point.


Mickelson said some equipment had been removed from the Norfolk plant, but its engine room and boilers and its refrigeration equipment remain.


Tyson has already heard from some prospective buyers, but Mickelson would not identify them.


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