Congressman Roger Marshall

Representing the 1st District of Kansas

Marshall responds to Tyson Foods' statement following plant fire

August 12, 2019
Press Release

Following Friday's fire at the Finney Co. Tyson Foods beef plant, Tyson Foods has announced that it will rebuild the plant and continue to pay workers. After this announcement, Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., released the following statement:

"I want to thank Tyson for its commitment to rebuild its beef plant in Holcomb, Kan., following this weekend’s devastating fire. This is good news not only for the plant’s 3,500-plus employees but for Kansas farmers and ranchers. Tyson is a major employer in southwest Kansas, responsible for millions of dollars in payroll and economic impact annually.

I will be in Finney County tomorrow to personally thank the fire crews in both Garden City and Holcomb, as well as all first responders who assisted with the fire. I am thankful no one was hurt, and will continue to keep first responders and Tyson employees on the forefront of my mind as rebuilding moves forward."

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