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Peco announces $165m project in Northeast Arkansas

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Staff writer ▼ | March 13, 2014
Peco Foods announced plans to build a fully integrated poultry complex in Randolph and Clay Counties in northeastern Arkansas. The new facilities will include a hatchery, feed mill and processing plant.
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Peco FoodsPeco Foods announced plans to build a fully integrated poultry complex in Randolph and Clay Counties in northeastern Arkansas. The new facilities will include a hatchery, feed mill and processing plant.


Through both locations, the company plans to invest an estimated, $165 million and create 1,000 new jobs.

In addition to the Batesville facility, Peco operates a feed mill in Newark, Arkansas. Through such acquisitions and expansions, Peco has grown to become the eighth largest poultry producer in the United States, processing approximately 24 million pounds of poultry each week.

Construction will begin in two phases. Groundbreaking on the feed mill site is set for April and the first stages of work on the hatchery and processing plant will begin in July.

Mark Hickman said Peco will incorporate state-of-the-art waste water treatment and protein conversion facilities in the new complex and will utilize the latest technology.

Headquartered in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Peco Foods has processing plants throughout Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. The central location of Peco's plants guarantees fresh delivery in less than 72 hours anywhere within the continental United States.


 

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