Tyson Foods is closing down its facility in Jefferson Wisconsin


Tyson Foods is closing down its facility in Jefferson.

The Tyson Foods plant will permanently close in September, the company wrote to the state’s Department of Workforce Development.

Tyson, one of the largest processors of chicken, beef, and pork in the world, is discontinuing the products produced at the facility in Jefferson.

“The closure has been prompted by the company’s decision to discontinue the product line produced at that location,” Tyson wrote in the letter to the state.

The plant, which operated as LD Foods Inc., will cease operations effective Sept. 16. The Jefferson plant is at 1015 Industrial Ave.

The closing will result in the elimination of 62 employees. More than 50 of those employees have hourly positions.

The people whose positions are being eliminated will remain employees until around Oct. 10. A small group of employees may remain through a later date, Tyson said.

Tyson Foods recently announced that it would require its entire workforce to be vaccinated for COVID-19.