Tyson Foods, Inc.

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The second-largest food-processing Fortune 500 company, Tyson Foods is a mass producer of chicken, pork, and beef products as well as prepared foods. In the United States, Tyson exports the largest amount of beef goods. On average, the company produces 41 million chicken, 132,000 beef, and 403,000 pork products every week.

Tyson operates in Chicken, Beef, Pork, and Prepared Foods segments, producing products and marketing them to food service and retail companies. Among its customers are restaurant chains, grocers, supermarkets, and more. Notably, the company supplies Yum! Brands, McDonald’s, Wal-Mart, and other retail and restaurant giants. Tyson offers such customers a wide range of food products. It produces fresh, frozen, value-added, and prepared products such as chicken snacks, buffalo wings, bacon, sausages, sliced deli meats, pizza toppings, tortillas, sides and sauces, and more. These foods are produced at 60 chicken plants, 12 beef plants, 9 pork plants, and 23 prepared goods production plants.

Tyson was born during a difficult time in America’s history--the Great Depression. In the 1930s, John W. Tyson and his wife sought new opportunities and began delivering chickens, setting up the foundations of Tyson Foods. After the Great Depression, there was a demand for chicken which allowed John to create a chicken growing and feed producing business. Over the years, Tyson continued to grow and beginning in the 1970s, it started to diversify its portfolio. By the turn of the century, Tyson had established itself as a chicken, beef, and pork processing company. Today the company has transformed from a humble family-owned business to a company with a network of 115,000 team members and some 11,000 family farmers.

No longer a family-owned business, Tyson is now publicly traded (NYSE:TSN). Tyson is not only a large American corporation, but it is also an employer that offers professional, driving, and production opportunities. In addition to corporate jobs, flexible driving careers, and hourly facilities positions, the company offers internships and military recruiting.

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Main Website
Traded As
NYSE: TSN
Employees
115,000
Year Founded
1935
Headquarters
2200 Don Tyson Parkway
Springdale, AR 72762-6999
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