More than ever before, when it comes to the meat section retailers are looking for solutions and today’s shoppers are looking for convenience. As a result, we’ve seen a growing demand for consumer-ready meat, pre-packaged and available to pick up and go. To support our ability to meet the growing demand, Tyson is expanding our case ready production facilities to the western U.S., and we’re excited about our plans announced this week to build a new case ready meats plant in Utah to produce consumer ready, high-quality beef and pork products.
A case ready plant is a meat-cutting, portioning and packaging operation. Think of what you see happening behind the meat counter at the grocery store, but on a much larger scale.
Our Team Members separate large portions of fresh, high quality beef and pork, cutting them into steaks, chops, roasts and ground beef, providing consistent consumer ready solutions. Once they’re weighed, packaged, and labeled, we ship them to retailers, ready to be stocked in the meat case and sold to consumers.
Tyson Fresh Meats, the beef and pork subsidiary of Tyson Foods, currently operates case ready plants in Sherman, Texas, Council Bluff, Iowa, and Goodlettsville, Tennessee. The addition of this plant in Utah is expected to help us better meet the needs of our customers in the western U.S. We’re excited to join and become an active member of the Salt Lake City community. Being a valued employer and involved in and contributing to the quality of life in our communities is important to us. Take a look at our Sherman plant to learn more.