Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Embattled Kansas Guv Brownback Can't Even Get Chicken Right???

Protest amid economic development and the promise of low-end jobs and a lot more pollution. Take a look:

Public backlash after Gov. Brownback announces new Tyson chicken plant in Tonganoxie

TONGANOXIE, Kan. - Tyson Foods plans to invest $320 million in a new chicken-processing plant in northeastern Kansas that will employ 1,600 people, but not everyone in the community is happy about it. The company announced its plans Tuesday during a news conference with Kansas Gov.

9 Comments:

Super Dave said...

I fail to see how this plant will effect a local farmer in Tonganoxie. Unless the plant will pay more per hour than the farmer will and all their help goes to work at the plant. I think people just want to bitch about anything anymore and try to be seen on TV.

Anonymous said...

Lets hope Tyson doesn't "sponsor" 1000 Somalian "refugees" to work at the plant--as they did in Missouri and elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

Chicken is the new T-Bone steak. Lets hope this doesn't bring on a resurgence in clucker drives and chicken rustling.

Anonymous said...

That's not the point, Stupor Duck. How'd you like it if a smelly chicken plant moved into your neighborhood?

It'd smell a lot worse than you coming out of your bathroom.

Mother Clucker said...

This new plant is just chicken sh*t.

Literally.

Anonymous said...

Smell isn't the word for the rancid odor plants like this produce. It is indescribable. Whatever city leaders in Tongie allowed this should be run out of town.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Agree.

Super Dave said...

Garden City has a Tyson plant and it has been a great deal for that city. The even have a indoor water park now which how many of you can say your town has such? Funny how everyone is wanting jobs in their area but when jobs come along they protest against them. Maybe Tyson should have went to Garden City with this plant, I'm sure they would have liked it to be there. I know people there and they don't have any issues with Tyson.

Gardner Ks fought against a NASCAR track but allowed a Intermodal operation instead. One would have been a few weekends a year to deal with while getting great sales tax from and the other is a noisy train and trucking operation 365 days a year. Small towns want business to come there but only want the perfect ones that their minds dream of. Well sorry they don't exist and are not out there.

Anonymous said...

@Dave, the Tyson plant in GC stinks to high heaven, the Tyson plants in AR also stink to high heaven. I've been on site at both. The chicken farm on I-70 will 'purt near knock you out on a hot summer day, even at highway speeds.

How much do you know about G-town? They didn't want the intermodal, and they didn't get it. Edgerton quietly and quickly annexed up to the proposed intermodal location and then let them build it. Gardner doesn't get a cent from that catastrophe of a industrial area in tax revenue and its been a while, but I'm pretty sure Edgerton let them fly with a long-term TIF (because to them any money was better than nothing). I'm pretty sure Gardner sells water and sewer services to Edgerton for the site though as Edge doesn't have anything approaching the production capacity for that site. As soon as construction started, housing prices dropped 20% on the West side of Gardner, out by the airport where they look right down to the intermodal.