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Tyson consolidating prepared foods plant

Tyson Foods has announced that it is consolidating some of its prepared foods business.

The company will discontinue production at its York, Neb., plant and shift the work to one of the company's other meat-processing operations, consequently eliminating 110 jobs.
Production at the plant will end on or before June 17.
"Given the dynamics of the meat business, we must continually pursue ways to operate more efficiently," said vice president of Tyson's poultry and prepared foods division Roy Slaughter. "After careful consideration, we have decided it will be more efficient for another, larger operation to absorb the work done at York."
The York plant produces uncooked meats as well as other sliced beef and pork items for various retail and foodservice customers. The company plans to move some of the equipment from York to the company's recently restructured meat processing operation in Emporia, Kan.
The York facility was originally built as a pork slaughter plant in 1952, and has since been remodeled and operated by numerous companies.
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