Tyson Foods Inc. said Aug. 12 that it will rebuild its beef plant in Kansas after it was partly destroyed in a fire accident on Aug. 9.
The company did not set a timeline for rebuilding the plant as officials are still assessing the damage.
The plant will be down indefinitely following the incident. Full-time employees at the facility will get paid weekly until production resumes, according to the release.
In the meantime, Tyson Foods is planning to move production to alternative sites.
The Arkansas-based meat processor operates six plants and employs more than 5,600 people in Kansas.