BATESVILLE, Ark. – Tuscaloosa, Ala.-based Peco Foods announced plans to expand a feed mill and a processing plant in eastern Arkansas, according to the Associated Press.
The company said it plans to invest a total of $13.8 million to expand a feed mill in Newark, Ark., and a processing plant in Batesville, Ark. At least 300 new jobs will be added, bringing the company’s total employment in Independence County to 866, according to AP.
Peco Foods is the eighth largest poultry processor in the US. The company says it processes more than 4.2 million birds and 22 million lbs. of ready-to-cook poultry each week.