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Tyson Reopens Wisconsin Plant, Cuts Over 200 Jobs

Flood-damaged Tyson foods plant in Jefferson, Wisc., has reopened, but more than 200 jobs are being cut because of reduced production.

JEFFERSON, Wis. (AP) -- The flood-damaged Tyson foods plant in Jefferson has reopened, but without nearly half its workforce.

More than 200 of the 480 jobs are being permanently cut because of reduced production.

Operations vice president Mark Odom says the company has analyzed flood damage and decided some equipment won't be replaced.

Production stopped June 11 after the city of Jefferson asked the company to reduce demands on the wastewater treatment system. Several days later, the plant's first floor was flooded when the Rock River overflowed. Tyson estimated flood damage at $7 million.

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