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About Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods began with John W. Tyson in 1931, in the middle of the toil and strife of the Great Depression. In search of opportunity and a better life, he moved his family to Arkansas. His grand opportunity came in the form of thousands of clucking chickens, thus starting the great poultry tradition Tyson Foods is known for today. The business took off during World War II, since poultry was not rationed. Tyson began raising chicks and selling feed for a demanding local community. The company was officially incorporated in 1947 as Tyson Feed and Hatchery, Inc. It came out of the tension and turmoil of the 1930s and 1940s with a strong foundation and dependable market. The first major expansion came in 1958, when Don Tyson, John’s son, established the company's first self-owned processing plant. The Randall Road plant was incredibly important to the company’s ability to maintain self-sufficient operations. Once again, Tyson came out on top, and major success followed in the coming years. The official public debut as Tyson’s Foods, Inc. came in 1963. For half a century, the company has continued to grow and expand its product offerings.

Tyson Foods Inc. is known today for its delicious meat and food products. Acquisitions like Hillshire in 2014 and AdvancePierre Foods in 2017 have bolstered the company’s offerings and thus its standing as a leading food company. 1 in 5 pounds of chicken, beef, and pork in the United States is produced by Tyson Foods. Today, the company’s catalog of brands is expansive. Tyson, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, Ball Park, Landshire, Chairman’s Reserve, and Bosco’s are just a few of the brands that Tyson is home to. Not only does Tyson Foods provide branded products, it also is the leading protein provider to a number of national restaurant chains.

As a leading protein provider and industry standby since the early 20th century, Tyson Foods innovates new and improved food solutions on a daily basis. In addition to industrial operations, sales, and marketing, the company has technology divisions in AI/Machine Learning, Robotics, Automation, and more. Exploring cutting-edge technology is critical to the advancement and progress of Tyson, as well as the food industry altogether. Tyson is leading the way in converging robotics and data science to create automated systems that increase efficiency at processing plants so operations continue to thrive. This latest effort made by Tyson to progress and become better is a clear example of its resilience and steadfastness.

Tyson Foods

2200 W Don Tyson Pkwy
Springdale, AR 72762
Phone: (479) 290-4000

Firm Stats

CEO, Pres & Non-Independent Director: Samuel Dean Banks Jr.

Major Office Locations

Springdale (HQ), AR.
Alexandria, KY.
Amarillo, TX.
Broken Bow, OK.
Chicago, IL.
Claremont, NC. United States
Cumming, GA.
Dakota City, NE.

Major Departments & Practices

Hourly Production Operations
Hourly Maintenance Operations
Professional Operations
Environmental Health & Safety
Finance & Accounting
Sales & Marketing
Human Resources
Information Technology
Supply Chain
Live Production
Food Safety Quality Assurance
Hourly Driver Operations
Brand Management
Corporate Services
Corporate Affairs