Tyson Foods, Inc., Springdale, Ark., announced plans to invest $59.7 million to expand its Pottsville, Pa., distribution center.

The project, which will begin this summer, includes construction of a 164,000-square-foot addition to the existing facility. The Pottsville distribution center currently serves retail and foodservice customers in the Northeast region, including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. The expansion is expected to be completed in late 2018, and will add 114 jobs.

“This expansion will allow us to better service our customers and ship our complete portfolio of protein-packed brands from one distribution center. New technology will also improve team member safety while reducing our carbon footprint,” says Gregg Uecker, senior vice president of network planning and integration.