Tyson pork plant stays closed due to flooding
Tyson Foods announced that it's Columbus Junction,
Iowa, pork plant likely will remain idle through this weekend as flood waters
rise in southeast Iowa. The facility has a slaughter capacity of some 9,000 hogs
Tyson workers have been successful in protecting the plant from flooding by
using sandbags and building dikes. "We appreciate their efforts and are thankful
our facility remains dry," he said. "However, since nearby roads, as well as
some of the homes of our workers are flooded, we are extending the suspension of
production at the plant. It now may be Saturday or possibly next Monday before
the plant resumes operations."
Flooding in the region forced Tyson to
also scale back operations at its Perry, Iowa, pork plant. Cargill Meat
Solutions took similar precautions at its Ottumwa, Iowa, pork
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