Tyson-Dorada to open chicken plant in mid-2011

CHICAGO, Aug 30 (BestGrowthStock) – Dorada Poultry, a joint venture
between the principals of Lopez Foods Inc and Tyson Foods Inc
(TSN.N: ), said on Monday it will reopen a former Tyson plant in
mid-2011 to produce chicken products for McDonald’s Corp
(MCD.N: ).

Dorada will operate the 180,000-square-foot former Tyson
Foods’ facility in Ponca City, Oklahoma. The plant is expected
to employ about 350 people.

Lopez Foods, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is the nation’s
largest Hispanic-owned meat manufacturing company.

Tyson Foods, of Springdale, Arkansas, is one of the world’s
largest processors and marketers of chicken, beef and pork
products.

“With an anticipated economic impact of $7 million per year
in payroll, we will make a major economic contribution to the
region, where our employees will live, work and play,”
said Dorada Poultry Chairman and CEO Ed Sanchez.
(Reporting by Bob Burgdorfer; Editing by Walter Bagley)

Tyson-Dorada to open chicken plant in mid-2011