Tyson Foods, Inc. opened the doors to its new office building at its Springdale, Ark., headquarters.
“Our goal has been to work collaboratively with the Downtown Springdale Alliance, the Chamber of Commerce and business leaders to bring new life to Emma Avenue,” says John Tyson, chairman of the board of directors. “Today, we’ve taken another step in reaching that goal and achieving our collective vision of transforming downtown Springdale.”
The 56,000-square-foot building located at 319 E. Emma Avenue sits on more than 7 acres and was built on the site of the company’s original headquarters and adjacent building formerly known as the Brown Hatchery building.
This is the second office Tyson Foods has opened in Springdale and brings the company’s total employment on Emma Avenue to approximately 400.
The building will be home to many of Tyson Foods’ information technology team members, who will focus on supporting a key business transformation program using cloud-based, modern technology.
“We’re proud to be a part of the continued revitalization of downtown Springdale, but also excited for the opportunity to help usher in a new era of innovation and technology to the area,” says Scott Spradley, chief technology officer.
The new building features wood reclaimed from the original Tyson Foods headquarters and the Brown Hatchery building. The reception area, stair treads, walls and landings were constructed from wood reclaimed from both historic buildings.
Situated along the Razorback Greenway, the building boasts showers and bicycle parking to encourage team members to bike or walk to work. In addition, a garden on the west side of the facility is furnished with areas for shuffleboard, bocce ball and baggo for team member use.