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Tyson expansion could bring 130 new jobs to Independence

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Tyson is considering an expansion at its pet treat operation in Independence.

Gary Mickelson with Tyson says this expansion would potentially add 130 new jobs to the plant that currently employs more than 100 people.

"We hope to make a final decision on the project soon," Mickelson said via e-mail Tuesday. "If we proceed, we'll begin the expansion work later this spring and would be operational by fall."

The state has given preliminary approval for tax credit assistance.

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