Peco Foods Poised To Unveil $165M Pou...

Peco Foods Poised To Unveil $165M Poultry Operation in Northeast Arkansas

There are 58 comments on the ArkansasBusiness.com story from Feb 23, 2014, titled Peco Foods Poised To Unveil $165M Poultry Operation in Northeast Arkansas. In it, ArkansasBusiness.com reports that:

Mark Hickman, president and chief executive officer of Peco Foods, speaks in 2012 about the company's expansion plans in Batesville.

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good news

United States

#1 Feb 24, 2014
glad some stayed the course when others didn't want to. we need jobs.
Duane

Mountain Home, AR

#2 Feb 25, 2014
About time.. Where is it going to located
Info

Jonesboro, AR

#3 Feb 25, 2014
Duane wrote:
About time.. Where is it going to located
It is supposed to be located a couple of miles South of Pocahontas..
wack em

Augusta, KS

#4 Feb 25, 2014
In Shannon. N.E. corner of the hwy 90 and 67 intersection.
Bobcat3

Little Rock, AR

#5 Feb 25, 2014
Looks like Pocahontas is going to get a lot of jobs out of this. I can tell you from living in Northwest Arkansas that these places do not smell good. You need more than 50 jobs to put up with the smell --even the smell of the feed mills.
Fo Show

Mountain Home, AR

#6 Feb 26, 2014
welcome to another insider deal where We the TAxpayers get to fund this plant with a tax bOnd , then Peco GETS REDUCED PROPERT TAXES AND WE GE MORE POLLUTION AND ILLEGAL MEXICANS, HIGHER CRIME.
the rules

Sherwood, AR

#7 Feb 26, 2014
that's the rules of the game. you play by them or you lose. a few jobs in corning and a lot in pokey are needed.
Bobcat3

Little Rock, AR

#8 Feb 26, 2014
Pokey has put the screws to Corning in this deal. 50 feedmill jobs will not be many if everything in town smells.
scott sosbee

Mountain Home, AR

#9 Feb 26, 2014
None of these losers around here will be working there. They wont give up the check. Its gonna be mexicans by the hundreds coming in here.
Chicken House Hunter

Mountain Home, AR

#10 Feb 26, 2014
I think that number was 400 in northeast Ark. and southeast Mo. I just hope there isn't to much farmland used in this venture!! 400 Chicken houses means there will be at least 3 in down town Corning.

There should be no problem. All that is needed is a roll of chicken wire and a few bales of straw. All these run-down, rotted homes in Corning will now house a few hundred chicks. When someone asks about that smell, you just say. "it's the smell of MONEY"!!
guest

Bexar, AR

#11 Feb 26, 2014
Anyone know what time & where the public meeting about Peco tomorrow.
What

Greenbrier, AR

#12 Feb 26, 2014
Bobcat3 wrote:
Pokey has put the screws to Corning in this deal. 50 feedmill jobs will not be many if everything in town smells.
Does grain smell bad? Grain surrounds Corning as well as at Riceland and Success Grain! I can't understand why you are complaining about 50 jobs with a multi-million dollar facility and all the truck traffic that will also bring in lots of money for our community. You might want to complain elsewhere with something more intelligent to say if capable.
duke

Mountain Home, AR

#13 Feb 27, 2014
You people are the dumbest I've ever seen, you'd bitch no matter what. Do yourself a favor and move, or better yet take a deep breathe and smash your computer in the floor
guest

Forrest City, AR

#14 Feb 27, 2014
Don't try to pretend it's all honey ponds and flitter trees, there is a downside to the story. Dont get me wrong, I'm in favor of the chicken plant.

More truck traffic equals more damage to roads.... will the state allocate the money for repairs?
Doesn't anyone remember the old feed mill in Poky... it had a bad smell.
I'm OK with the newcomers, but no doubt the ole hometown will be changed forever. Adios, amigos!
Rupert B Jigglebottom Jr

Mountain Home, AR

#15 Feb 27, 2014
I think this is a good deal since it might bring an end to the death grip rule by the DeClerks, Baltzs and Jansens plus about 6 other families. If there is enough Mexicans to move here and flood the schools with non speaking kids, The town will be Bilingual and First National Bank will open a Banko de Mexico where Juan and Paco can send all their American Dollars to South of the Border towns and the drug cartel will be in control of the police.
Pocahontas will become little Mexico and the Mayor will then forever be Hispanic.
Lets think up a new name for this berg such as Pecoville.
what

Pineville, AR

#16 Feb 27, 2014
Rupert B Jigglebottom Jr wrote:
I think this is a good deal since it might bring an end to the death grip rule by the DeClerks, Baltzs and Jansens plus about 6 other families. If there is enough Mexicans to move here and flood the schools with non speaking kids, The town will be Bilingual and First National Bank will open a Banko de Mexico where Juan and Paco can send all their American Dollars to South of the Border towns and the drug cartel will be in control of the police.
Pocahontas will become little Mexico and the Mayor will then forever be Hispanic.
Lets think up a new name for this berg such as Pecoville.
lighten up with the bs and don't believe everything you think. baltzes have some businesses but little rule. declerks and jansens have very little input in this town. who are your other 6 families that rule. last I heard we all get to vote and shop where we want.
Chicken House Hunter

Mountain Home, AR

#17 Feb 27, 2014
The Corning Paper said we will have 600 chicken houses in the N.E Ark. area!! The package Pecos offers the land owner will be to temping to refuse.

The feed processing plant will be just north of Corning. Should be little odor from that::; it is all those chicken houses!! There is the odor!!

Let's see where Corning's economy goes in 5 years. We all need to learn Spanish as a second language.

At least now, Bob Holland will not have to drive to Hardy to get his chicken banure!!
Bubba

Mountain Home, AR

#18 Feb 27, 2014
Chicken House Hunter wrote:
The Corning Paper said we will have 600 chicken houses in the N.E Ark. area!! The package Pecos offers the land owner will be to temping to refuse.
The feed processing plant will be just north of Corning. Should be little odor from that::; it is all those chicken houses!! There is the odor!!
Let's see where Corning's economy goes in 5 years. We all need to learn Spanish as a second language.
At least now, Bob Holland will not have to drive to Hardy to get his chicken banure!!
I heard they were gonna pile that chicken poop in your front yard Denny.
I lovechickenhouse s

Mountain Home, AR

#19 Feb 28, 2014
I am excited,The smell will be great!
poor old fat man

Mountain Home, AR

#20 Feb 28, 2014
what wrote:
<quoted text>lighten up with the bs and don't believe everything you think. baltzes have some businesses but little rule. declerks and jansens have very little input in this town. who are your other 6 families that rule. last I heard we all get to vote and shop where we want.
So Scott Baltz and the De Clerk fellow are not politicians?
They have no influence on such things as the Baltz Brothers getting all that free land from the city?
Maybe we will get a new mayor who isn't part of the gob network.
i won't be voting for Tim

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