Tyson to close plant; 600 to lose jobs
BALTIMORE (AP) - Tyson Foods Inc. said Monday more than 600 workers will be laid off and several dozen poultry growers will be without contracts as it phases out operations at a Maryland poultry complex.
Springdale, Ark.-based Tyson said it planned to close the lower Eastern Shore plant by the end of the year, putting an end to its operations in Maryland.
The world's largest meat company said it will begin reducing operations immediately at the plant, which employs about 600 people and processes about a million chickens a week.
Storm costs state more than expected
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Winter's ice and snow are long gone, but West Virginia motorists and state highway officials still are dealing with the damage roads endured from a series of harsh storms.