Dorada Poultry opening plant in Ponca City
Dorada Poultry of Oklahoma City, OK, USA announced it will occupy the former 180,000 square foot Tyson Foods facility located in Ponca City. The plant, which is scheduled to become operational in mid-2011, will provide chicken products to McDonald's restaurants and is expected to employ approximately 350 employees, five days per week, 24 hours a day.
Dorada Poultry is a joint venture between the principals of Lopez Foods of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, a large Hispanic-owned meat manufacturing company, and Tyson Foods of Springdale, Arkansas, a major world’s processor and marketer of chicken and other meat products.
“This innovative venture will enable us to expand Tyson’s involvement in providing a reliable supply of safe, consistent quality chicken that meets McDonald’s high standards,” said Donnie Smith, president and chief executive officer of Tyson. “We look forward to supporting Dorada Poultry’s production to a very important customer.”
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