11-03-2014 03:32 AM | USA

Arkansas lands $165 million poultry operation

Poultry supplier Peco Foods announced plans Monday for a new plant, hatchery and feed mill in northeast Arkansas, a $165 million operation expected to create 1,000 jobs in two rural counties.

Groundbreaking for the feed mill site in Corning is set for next month, while initial work on the hatchery and processing plant site near Pocahontas is set for July. Mark Hickman, chief executive of Peco Foods Inc., said the company hopes both the feed mill site and the hatchery are complete by November 2015, with the processing plant operational by the following January.
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