CORYDON, Ind. (AP) -- Tyson Foods Inc. plans to expand a poultry processing operation in southern Indiana and says it will add nearly 80 jobs.

State officials announced Friday that Tyson would spend $626,000 in new equipment to move chicken deboning work from Arkansas and Missouri facilities to its Corydon (CORR'-ee-duhn) plant.

Arkansas-based Tyson says it plans to have the new production line in operation by early December at the plant where it now has about 650 workers.

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