SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. – Simmons Prepared Foods said the company is leasing new space at Zero Mountain, a warehousing and refrigerated storage business in Fort Smith, Ark. The company expects to create 100 jobs to support the expansion.

Donnie Epp, communications director for Simmons, said the space will include further processing and portioning operations along with limited cold storage. Job opportunities at the facility will include maintenance, production, management and quality assurance positions at a range of pay including hourly and salary compensation.

Simmons Foods recently announced plans to increase hourly pay at many of its facilities to support employee recruiting and retention. The company is a poultry processor with self-reported sales of $740 million. Simmons has processing operations in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, 4,700 employees and six plants.