Tyson Plant to Resume Hog Slaughter Monday

Tyson Foods plans to resume hog slaughter Monday at its Logansport, Ind., plant after a March 5 fire forced a shutdown.

The fire caused "significant" damage, Tyson spokesman Gary Mickelson said in an e-mailed statement. Repairs to a roof were completed and crews continue to replace equipment and re-wire electrical lines, Mickelson said.

Tyson's Logansport plant has capacity to slaughter as many as 15,000 hogs per day, or about one fifth of the Springdale, Ark.-based company's total U.S. capacity.

The Logansport plant had "limited" processing operations this week, with some pork from other Tyson plants shipped in for processing, Mickelson said.

The fire involved equipment used to singe hair on pork carcasses, Tyson said. There were no injuries.



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