CASEYVILLE, Ill. – State Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, joined Gov. J.B. Pritzker and area leaders this week to celebrate the expansion of Caseyville’s Tyson Foods plant, a move expected to generate hundreds of jobs and bring in millions of dollars of investment to the area.
“This expansion project is a boon for our region,” Hoffman said. “It’s going to create construction jobs, permanent jobs at the plant, as well as spur increased economic development for our area. It’s a reflection of the work we’ve done in Springfield and locally to support Illinois businesses and the job creation that comes with it.”
The $180 million expansion project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2023, with new lines beginning production this fall. Food items produced at the plant include Hillshire Farm and Jimmy Dean branded products, which have been in growing demand. The effort is supported in part by the Illinois EDGE credit program.
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