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Chicken Of The Sea To Open New USA Tuna Canning Plant

Chicken of the Sea International plans to return tuna canning to the United States and will spend US$ 20 million to open a domestic canning operation in Lyons, Georgia.

The 200,000-square-foot facility will create 200 jobs around Toombs County, with operations set to start in October. Chicken of the Sea workers will process frozen pre-cooked tuna loins into Chicken of The Sea canned tuna to be shipped throughout the United States.

“State and local officials in Lyons presented us with a tremendous opportunity that ensures our ability to compete in the marketplace for the long term,” said Shue Wing Chan, president of Chicken of the Sea International, in a news release. “The state of Georgia provided a business development package that makes for a smooth transition.”