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·         City authorizes bonds for Tyson expansion

The St. Joseph City Council has authorized the issuance of close to $55 million in Chapter 100 revenue bonds for improvements at the St. Joseph Tyson Foods plant…


·         Tyson Media Release: Tyson Foods hosts Freedom Hunters Wounded Warrior Hunt in Virginia

·         U of Arkansas Media Release: Tyson Foods Vice President and Chief DEI Officer to Present Guest Lecture



City authorizes bonds for Tyson expansion


By Ryan Sheehan, News-Press NOW (MO)

Nov 21, 2021


The St. Joseph City Council has authorized the issuance of close to $55 million in Chapter 100 revenue bonds for improvements at the St. Joseph Tyson Foods plant.


The Hillshire Brand Company, which is the parent of Tyson, asked the City Council to approve the plan so it could purchase machinery, equipment and other personal property.


Patt Lilly, president of the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce, said Tyson is making a serious investment in its St. Joseph facility, putting in two product lines and creating more than 100 new jobs.


Lilly said the Chapter 100 incentive allows a Missouri business to receive an abatement on the property taxes associated with an expansion.


“So, this is a typical kind of project that we would oftentimes as a community provide some level of incentive on the personal property tax to incentivize them making that investment here,” Lilly said.


For Chapter 100 bonds, the company will buy the bonds from the city, while the city leases back...





Tyson Foods hosts Freedom Hunters Wounded Warrior Hunt in Virginia

Company Provides Meals and Gear for Veterans and Volunteers in Chincoteague


Source: Tyson Foods

via Shore Daily News (VA) - Nov 22, 2021


TEMPERANCEVILLE, Virginia., Nov. 18, 2021 – Tyson Foods hosted 30 wounded warriors for the Freedom Hunters’ Tenth Annual Hunt in Chincoteague, Virginia, on Nov. 13-17. The company’s Temperanceville facility provided daily lunches and hunting gear for all participants.


“On behalf of Freedom Hunters and all the wounded warriors and service members, we greatly appreciate Tyson Foods’ support for our annual Chincoteague Hunt,” said Freedom Hunters Region/Project Coordinator, Lt. Colonel Dan Thoele, USMC Retired. “Their generous contributions and ongoing support throughout the years have helped make each hunt a great success. It is with the help of the community and companies like Tyson Foods that we can work together to make sure that the warriors are always thanked and honored for their service.”


Freedom Hunters is a military outreach program dedicated to honoring and providing memorable experiences for those who protect our freedom. The Freedom Hunters program takes active duty, wounded and Gold Star families of deployed service members on hunting, shooting and fishing trips to help them relax and recuperate.


“We are honored to support Freedom Hunters and show our gratitude to wounded warriors who have courageously fought for our country, especially in these challenging times,” said Reginald Cubbage, Tyson Foods’ Temperanceville plant manager. “We are proud to support this year’s event that will enable all of the participants to enjoy the great outdoors and share some delicious meals together.”


Veterans are also represented across Tyson, from front line workers, chaplains, and the legal department, to truck drivers and the executive leadership team. The company also has an established Veterans & Friends Business Resource Group, which is helping Tyson become an employer of choice for military professionals, mentor new military members, and communicate and engage with Tyson team members in community events.


Freedom Hunters has served more than 10,000 servicemen and servicewomen. The organization takes the military community on outdoor adventures and helps welcome home servicemen and servicewomen by selecting individuals who are currently deployed to go on dream adventures when they return home. Through retreats and individual opportunities, Freedom Hunters’ goal is to make sure those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice are never forgotten.


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Tyson Foods Vice President and Chief DEI Officer to Present Guest Lecture


Source: University of Arkansas

Nov. 22, 2021


Carlos F. Orta, vice president and chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer at Tyson Foods, will be a guest lecturer on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the Reynolds Center on the U of A campus. The lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m.


Topics of discussion will include embracing diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, how to become a DEI leader and advice for future leaders. The event is open to the campus community and will be available virtually via Zoom.


Zoom Information:

Carlos F. Orta Guest Lecture

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Passcode: 7KX$Hy+3


This event is hosted by the Department of Management in the Sam M. Walton College of Business and Office of Equal Opportunity, Compliance and Title IX.


More About carlos F. Orta


In his role with Tyson Foods, Orta is responsible for developing and implementing the company’s enterprise-wide diversity, equity and inclusion strategy and furthering equality in the business as well as in the communities in which the company operates.


Prior to joining Tyson Foods, Orta was the head of strategic growth and program development at DiversityInc, a diversity publication in the U.S. He has worked at four global Fortune 500 companies in addition to Tyson Foods: Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Carnival Corporation, Ford Motor Company and Waste Management, Inc. Additionally, he was the former CEO of a small, multi-million dollar DE&I advocacy based nonprofit.


Orta is also a past chair of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on the board of directors of the Cuban American National Council and LIDERAMOS. He also serves on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s business advisory council and the Smithsonian National Latino Board. Both Miami Dade College and Barry University have honored him with distinguished alumni awards. Most recently, PR Council/PRWeek and LinkedIn Top Voices recognized and honored his DEI leadership and expertise.


About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas' flagship institution, the U of A provides an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to Arkansas’ economy through the teaching of new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and job development, discovery through research and creative activity while also providing training for professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the U of A among the top 3% of U.S. colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. See how the U of A works to build a better world at Arkansas Research News.




Danielle Williams, associate vice chancellor & executive director

Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance

479-575-4825, [email protected]


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