Alabama-based Peco Foods will be adding operations to its Pocahontas plant as part of a company-wide realignment.
This realignment is aimed at realigning the family-owned poultry company with “changing customer needs and economic conditions,” according to a Peco Foods release. As part of the realignment, Peco Foods will be scaling back operations at some facilities while ramping up others, including the Pocahontas plant.
Three Mississippi locations in Brooksville, Canton and Philadelphia will be closed as a result of the realignment. There will be more resources allocated to Peco Foods’ West Point, Miss. facility.
Peco Foods will be adding operations both to the Pocahontas and the Sebastopol, Miss. facilities. The company did not elaborate on what this addition would entail for their operations.
“Since Peco’s beginnings as family-owned company 83 years ago, the industry has drastically shifted,” Peco Foods chief operating officer Bill Griffith said in a statement. “By streamlining our operations, we can continue building a sustainable company that will support the families and communities of our team members and customers for years to come. The decisions announced today – each carefully considered – will position Peco strongly for future growth and industry leadership.”
In June 2020, Peco Foods announced that it would be expanding the Pocahontas location, adding an additional 250 full-time positions. However, the company specified that it would not be physically expanding its site.
Headquartered in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Peco Foods has poultry operations across Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi. In Arkansas, the company has processing plants in Batesville and Pocahontas, feed mills in Newark and Corning, and hatcheries in Batesville and Pocahontas. There are also live operations offices in Batesville and Pocahontas.
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