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PECO Foods to Expand Poultry Operation in Northeast Arkansas

PECO Foods, the 8th-largest poultry producer in the U.S. is expanding its Pocahontas location with plans to hire an additional 250 full time workers with hourly wages of $14-15. This continued growth is expected to provide more local demand for feed from Arkansas farmers. PECO Foods is headquartered in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and they began their footprint in Arkansas primarily in Batesville and Pocahontas less than 10 years ago after acquiring Townsends Poultry complex in Batesville and constructing a state of the art hatchery and processin plant in Pocahontas and a feedmill in Corning..

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