Peco Foods to expand in Arkansas

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Peco Foods Inc. is moving forward with plans to build a poultry-processing plant and other facilities in Northeast Arkansas, according to a news release from the office of Gov. Mike Beebe.

The company plans to invest $165 million in a hatchery and processing plant two miles south of Pocahontas, Ark. and a feed mill in Corning, Ark. Groundbreaking for the feed mill is scheduled for April, while construction on the hatchery and processing plant is set for July.

“We are extremely pleased to formally announce this new project today,” Peco Foods President and CEO Mark Hickman said in the statement. “Arkansas is an excellent place to do business, and we look forward to providing new jobs and an economic boost to Randolph and Clay Counties. As we have experienced firsthand with our complex in Batesville, this state is home to an outstanding workforce that shares the goals and values of our company.” 

Peco Foods is a family owned business with four kill plants, two further processing plants, four hatcheries and four feed mills located in Alabama and Mississippi.
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By TONY GRAGE 7/8/2014 10:06:31 PM
Have 3 yrs experience working in a feed mill. 3 yrs experience driving feed truck. delivering feed to sites. Also hopper bottom hauling ingredient to mill.

By TONY GRAGE 7/8/2014 9:51:34 PM
wondering when going start hiring. wanted to move back to Ar. and work in feed mill and drive feed truck and hopper bottom hauling ingredients for feed mill

By Larry Saunders 3/13/2014 12:25:12 PM
Do you have plans to expand in north west Ar?We need a company like Peco.ALOT of 6,8,10,and 12 house farms would be gratefull to switch from simmons to Peco.....