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· Tyson President talks about changes at plant after Covid-19 testing
· Former FedEx Executive Appointed to Tyson Foods Board of Directors
Tyson President talks about changes at plant after Covid-19 testing
By Dan Thomas, KXII
May 21, 2020
SHERMAN, Tex (KXII) Tyson Fresh Meats President Steve Stouffer says their number one priority is the safety of their team members. The State of Texas Department of Emergency Management oversaw the testing of all 1,700 employees at the Sherman plant after several tested positive for coronavirus. Stouffer says they have implemented major changes to the plant's operation. He says all employees are provided with personal protective equipment. They have changed their break schedule so fewer people are in the breakroom. They've also adjusted their time off policy so that no one is penalized for taking time off.
Some employees have contacted KXII concerned that the number of positive tests is around 270 people. That's a number that Stouffer will not deny or confirm. However, he says once they have all the tests results back, the company will share the total with the public.
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Former FedEx Executive Appointed to Tyson Foods Board of Directors
Source: Tyson Foods, Inc.
via Globe Newswire - May 21, 2020
SPRINGDALE, Ark., May 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- David J. Bronczek, 65, has been appointed to the board of directors of Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN), company officials announced today.
Bronczek is the recently retired president and chief operating officer of FedEx Corporation, the global logistics and transportation company. He was part of FedEx for more than 40 years, starting as a courier and progressing into the company’s management ranks. His roles included leading FedEx Express in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and later serving for 17 years as president and CEO of FedEx Express.
A native of Ohio and graduate of Kent State University, Bronczek also has experience as an independent public company director, previously serving on the board of International Paper. He also previously served as United Way Mid-South Board Chairman.
“Dave is a seasoned leader and we believe his extensive experience managing the logistical operations of a large, global company will benefit our long-term growth efforts,” said Chairman John Tyson. “We look forward to his input and enthusiasm on the board.”
“I was privileged to work with a great team at FedEx for more than four decades and I look forward to working with another great team at Tyson Foods,” Bronczek said.
In addition to Bronczek and Chairman John Tyson, other current members of the Tyson Foods board of directors are Les R. Baledge, Gaurdie E. Banister Jr., Tyson Foods President Dean Banks, Mike Beebe, Mikel A. Durham, Jonathan D. Mariner, Kevin M. McNamara, Cheryl S. Miller, Jeffrey K. Schomburger, Robert C. Thurber, Barbara A. Tyson and Tyson Foods CEO Noel White.
About Tyson Foods
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein. Founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson and grown under three generations of family leadership, the company has a broad portfolio of products and brands like Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells®, ibp®, and State Fair®. Tyson Foods innovates continually to make protein more sustainable, tailor food for everywhere it’s available and raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do. Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, the company has 141,000 team members. Through its Core Values, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity, create value for its shareholders, customers, communities and team members and serve as a steward of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it. Visit TYSONFOODS.COM to learn more.
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