Tyson subsidiary in Portland IN adds jobs
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PORTLAND, IN - A food supplier for quick service Mexican restaurant chains is hiring more workers with a $5.3 million expansion to its local plant.
Tyson Mexican Original, subsidiary of Arkansas based Tyson Foods, announced plans this week to increase production from 2.7 million pounds to 3 million of finished goods a week. The plant makes taco chips, tortillas and flatbreads.
A new corn cook system is expected to be installed by September and the increased production will create 16 jobs.
Eric Doden, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corp., said the state's pro-growth, low-tax business environment allows companies more time to profit and succeed than being concerned about government regulations or finding a skilled workforce. The state provided about $50,000 in tax credits for the jobs and local government offered other incentives.
Portland Mayor Randy Geesman said the company was a great partner in the community and support many programs.
Applicants can apply at their local WorkOne Center or online at IndianaCareerConnect.com
Mexican Original has more than 440 employees in Indiana and about 1,530 across the country. It's the second expansion by the company after it bought Don Julio Foods that primary produces food for the retail market, said Wayne Beach, vice president of Mexican Original sales and marketing. And it is the second largest manufacturer of flour and corn tortillas and chips in the country.
The IEDC also announced plans by California based Solutions 2 GO to build a new warehouse and distribution facility in Indianapolis. That $3.3 million project will add 40 new jobs.