Tyson Foods has announced plans to reestablish operations in Richland County. The company’s total investment of $55 million over the next three to five years will create 330 jobs, including 160 positions associated with the company’s former operations.

Located at 1970 Bluff Road in Columbia, Tyson plans to transform the facility into a meat portioning and packing operation. The company will initially invest $42 million, and over the next three to five years, it plans to invest in additional improvements and production equipment, with a total investment of $55 million. The new operations will employ 330 people, more than double the number of team members who previously worked at the facility.

Operations are expected to begin in May. Individuals interested in joining the Tyson Foods team should visit the company’s careers website for more information.

The S.C. Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a $500,000 Set-Aside grant for costs related to this project.

“County Council is delighted to welcome Tyson Foods back to Richland County this year,” Richland County Council Chairman Paul Livingston said. “The 330 jobs created by their new operations will be crucially important to residents in our community, especially in the face of the national economic downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”