Tyson Foods announced till weekend that it would rebuild its Kansas, beef processing plant, which was partly destroyed over the weekend. The fire occurred 9 August and has shut down the plant considerably.
In a press release released 12 August, Tyson officers say they’re “still assessing the damage, so it’s too early to determine a timeline, but work to clear damage has already begun.”
“It is a tough time for our staff members and their families, and we need to ensure they’re taken care of,” stated Steve Stouffer, group president of Tyson Fresh Meats within the statement. “Today, we’ll notify our full-time, active team members that they’ll be paid weekly till production resumes.”
Stouffer mentioned the staff members might be called on to work during this time to assist with cleanup and other projects; however, whatever the hours labored, all active full-time staff are guaranteed pay.
Stouffer recommended plant management for rapidly and efficiently evacuating the building. Because of their actions, there were no accidents reported in the course of the fireplace. The company much appreciate the difficult work, dedication, and assist from the Holcomb and Garden City, Kansas, fire departments, and the Finney County sheriff’s workplace.
Tyson Foods has six plants in Kansas, employing more than 5,600 folks. In the company’s fiscal year 2018, it paid $269 million in salaries inside Kansas and estimated its total economic influence in the state to be more than $2.4 billion.