EAGLE MOUNTAIN — Tyson Fresh Meats announced Thursday that the company will build a food production plant in Eagle Mountain, bringing 1,200 jobs to a city that is already expanding rapidly.

The company plans to invest $300 million into building the facility, which will be located in the Pole Canyon development at the southwest end of the city, according to a news release from Eagle Mountain. The facility will initially provide 800 jobs and is expected to provide up to 1,200 within three years after its 2021 scheduled opening.

The facility will cut and package meats that are brought in from other areas and will be Tyson’s fourth such facility in the United States. Starting wages for hourly employees with Tyson range from $14.40 to $16.50

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