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By Paul Monies, The Daily Oklahoman Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Feb. 2--Tyson Foods Inc. has picked Texas over Oklahoma for a $100 million meatpacking plant that could employ 1,600 people.
The company said it would renovate a former Oscar Mayer factory in the northern Texas city of Sherman. The plant, which will cut and package beef and pork for grocery stores, is expected to open in early 2006.
Durant, 30 miles north of Sherman, also bid for the plant. Tommy Kramer, Durant's director of economic development, said Tuesday the Texas factory will draw workers from the Red River area.
"It's still good for us because it's regional …