Tyson set to close Nebraska plant
Tyson Foods Inc. will shut its meat-processing operations in York, Neb.
Tyson Foods Inc. will shut its meat-processing operations in York, Neb., the third plant closing it has announced this year. The large meat processor said 110 jobs will be cut when it closes the York plant by June 17 and shifts production to other operations. The closing is part of a continuing effort to improve production efficiency, the company said. The York plant produces uncooked meats as well as other sliced beef and pork items.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey