November 19, 2019
Tyson plant in Kansas, US, to resume operation in December following fire incident
A fire-damaged Tyson meat processing plant in Kansas, the United States, is expected to resume operations in December.
Tyson announced on November 18 in a news release that the reconstruction of the Holcomb plant is nearing completion. The company said it will begin processing beef again in the first week of December and be fully operational by the first week of January.
The fire started in August in an area of the plant near where animals are killed, causing part of the roof to collapse. Reconstruction included replacing support beams and the roof, as well as installing more than 50,000 feet of new wiring.
The plant employs about 1,200 people. The company said it continued to pay full-time workers during the shutdown.
Holcomb is located less than 10 miles west of Garden City.
- The Associated Press