Tyson Foods Inc. is spending $27 million to upgrade a prepared-foods plant in Caseyville, Ill., creating 100 jobs in the St. Louis area.
In efforts to increase efficiency and grow output, Tyson is adding three production lines capable of processing 16 million pounds of product a year.
In an email, Tyson spokesman Derek Burleson said the investment will create about 100 jobs and "we expect the lines to be operational by March."
The Landshire Sandwiches plant, sold to AdvancePierre Foods in 2015, was acquired by Tyson two years later. Line workers prepare tuna sandwiches, meat-and-cheese stuffed pretzels, baked goods and other foods there.
Years before Tyson bought AdvancePierre, the St. Louis Business Journal reported that Landshire goods would comprise more than 10% of AdvancePierre's sandwich sales.
The Landshire plant in Caseyville is located at 12 Tucker Drive, about 6 miles east of the Anheuser-Busch brewery in St. Louis.