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Tyson to close poultry facilities in Virginia, Arkansas

Tyson Foods is closing two facilities that employ more than 1,600 people in an effort to streamline its U.S. poultry business. 

The company plans to close its processing, broiler and hatching operations in Glen Allen, Virginia, and a plant in Van Buren, Arkansas. 

Both closures are scheduled for May 12. 

Tyson said the closures will help it better use all available capacity at remaining plants. 

The Springdale, Arkansas-based company said it will work with its 692 employees in Glen Allen and its 969 employees in Van Buren to apply for open positions at other plants.

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