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Tyson Foods ribbon-cutting ceremony in Humboldt

HUMBOLDT, TN (WNBJ) - A major milestone at Tyson Foods in Humboldt as community members and employees take part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon.

The city of Humboldt celebrating and welcoming a big crowd to the Tyson Foods facility, which included the mayor, the governor, a member of the Tyson family, and several others.

At the ribbon-cutting ceremony, the governor highlighting how important agriculture is to the state of Tennessee.

“It’s agriculture brother, that's what we like agriculture in Tennessee. I love what Tyson's doing here. I said this earlier, but the people that were standing around this tent, the workforce that is a part of Tyson that’s part of what makes Tennessee attractive, and we’ve invested heavily in vocational, technical, and agriculture education in this state that creates a workforce that’s attractive to companies and we hope that it attracts even more,” said Governor Bill Lee.

The mayor expressing his gratitude that the city was chosen to be the site for Tyson Foods.

“Tyson thank you for putting your faith in Humboldt, Tennessee, and Gibson county, we will not disappoint,” said Mayor Marvin Sikes.

Tyson Foods will bring a huge boost to the economy by employing more than 1,500 people at the facility. The plant is expected to be up and running by the end of April.

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