Tyson ready to open tech center at former Springdale HQ site

Posted: November 15, 2017 at 2:09 a.m.

Workers finish up construction inside the new Tyson Foods building in downtown Springdale on Nov. 8. The facility on East Emma Avenue includes the former Tyson headquarters and the Brown Hatchery building.

Workers finish up construction inside the new Tyson Foods building in downtown Springdale on Nov. 8. The facility on East Emma Avenue includes the former Tyson headquarters and the Brown Hatchery building.

Tyson Foods' new tech building has Baggo boards and pingpong tables to attract younger workers, but company officials said Tuesday that they value the collaborative workspace as a catalyst for transforming downtown Springdale into a tech hub for Northwest Arkansas.

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