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Last updated on Friday, January 23, 2015, 2:55 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. announced Friday it plans to renovate the building it owns at 516 E. Emma Ave. in downtown Springdale. The Tyson Foods JTL Building will house the company's employment center and company store. It should be completed by the end of the summer.

Tyson Boosts Downtown Springdale Renovation Effort with $1M Gift

Tyson Foods Inc. president and CEO Donnie Smith on Friday presented the Downtown Springdale Alliance, the nonprofit group working to revitalize downtown, with a $1 million check on behalf of the company. The money is intended to support the organization’s efforts to develop infrastructure and green space in the downtown area, according to a press release from Tyson. The check presentation took place at the Springdale Chamber of Commerce annual meeting Friday at the Northwest Arkansas Convention Center. Also in the meeting, Smith revealed the company's plans to renovate and staff a 28,000-SF building it bought for $450,000 last summer at 516 E. Emma Ave. Renovations are scheduled to be finished late summer, and 25 people will work from what will be the new location for the company’s... [ MORE ]

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