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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guest

Bexar, AR

#21 Feb 28, 2014
Anyone will be able to work at the poultry plant that includes all you people sitting on your asses drawing a check. The work will be for everyone that is willing to work. Maybe the Mexicans are the only workers that aren't lazy. The children speak English just like everyone else born in the USA. Get real people. Quit your complaining.
Chicken House Hunter

Mountain Home, AR

#22 Feb 28, 2014
Good thinking, Bubba!! At least, I can grow vegetables!! On the other hand, What can you do in your yard??

Bubba, you are destined to stay on the bottom rung of the ladder waiting for that $600 a month from Social Security!! Let's see what you can buy with that!!
Chicken House Hunter

Mountain Home, AR

#23 Feb 28, 2014
Come on, What!!! It is not the grain that smells. It is the chemicals they mix with the grain that smells. Preservatives and vitamins give off a pungent odor that can be detected for miles!!

Give it a year, we can all enjoy it!!!
Chicken House Hunter

Mountain Home, AR

#24 Feb 28, 2014
Guest, you know there will be few white folks working at these poultry places!! That work is much to manual!!

You will see them busting it seven days a week!! When they see the prices here, they will not dine out or shop here!!

They will not register to vote. Most are without social security numbers. therefore they want no withholdings from their checks!!

They are doing work white folks won't do and much of their money goes back to Mexico!!
Just Saying

Montréal, Canada

#25 Feb 28, 2014
I'll believe it when I see it. I haven't seen them start to build anything yet. Right now all there has been is a lot of talk, and not much done.
guest

Greenbrier, AR

#26 Mar 1, 2014
Just Saying wrote:
I'll believe it when I see it. I haven't seen them start to build anything yet. Right now all there has been is a lot of talk, and not much done.
They were down there working yesterday when I drove by.
dickie chickie

Mountain Home, AR

#27 Mar 2, 2014
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
They were down there working yesterday when I drove by.
Peco Bought the land ,so they have already made a sizable investment toward building the plant
guest

Stroud, OK

#28 Mar 2, 2014
I wish th gov would hurry with the announcement, wots the delay?
Guest

Horseshoe Bend, AR

#29 Mar 7, 2014
dickie chickie wrote:
<quoted text> Peco Bought the land ,so they have already made a sizable investment toward building the plant
Peco is not "buying" anything, they have requested and are going to get almost 200 Million dollars in Muni Bonds to come here. These bonds will have a rating of A, AA or AAA, General motors had AAA bonds and when they defaulted people that held them were S.O. L.
The folks bringing Peco here says they will hire between 1000 and 1200 people. Most of these will be Hispanic and will flood the schools with more students, the schools will have to ask for more money and our taxes will go up. Will all growth comes good and bad, I don't think Pocahontas will be happy with the change after we get it. Like what happened in Rogers Ar. it is going to be funny when we elect a Mexican Mayor and city council.
saying

Jonesboro, AR

#30 Mar 7, 2014
Guest wrote:
<quoted text>
Peco is not "buying" anything, they have requested and are going to get almost 200 Million dollars in Muni Bonds to come here. These bonds will have a rating of A, AA or AAA, General motors had AAA bonds and when they defaulted people that held them were S.O. L.
The folks bringing Peco here says they will hire between 1000 and 1200 people. Most of these will be Hispanic and will flood the schools with more students, the schools will have to ask for more money and our taxes will go up. Will all growth comes good and bad, I don't think Pocahontas will be happy with the change after we get it. Like what happened in Rogers Ar. it is going to be funny when we elect a Mexican Mayor and city council.
Press 2 for English.
Awesome0

Montréal, Canada

#31 Mar 7, 2014
saying

Jonesboro, AR

#32 Mar 10, 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!!
Spanish will be the First language and then Spanish as the only language; if you don't like it take it up with the Hispanic embassies in Pocahontas.
U got to b shiiting me

United States

#33 Mar 10, 2014
Guest wrote:
<quoted text>
Peco is not "buying" anything, they have requested and are going to get almost 200 Million dollars in Muni Bonds to come here. These bonds will have a rating of A, AA or AAA, General motors had AAA bonds and when they defaulted people that held them were S.O. L.
The folks bringing Peco here says they will hire between 1000 and 1200 people. Most of these will be Hispanic and will flood the schools with more students, the schools will have to ask for more money and our taxes will go up. Will all growth comes good and bad, I don't think Pocahontas will be happy with the change after we get it. Like what happened in Rogers Ar. it is going to be funny when we elect a Mexican Mayor and city council.
seriously Rogers is growing like mad an the economy is thriving . Look if you rednecks are opposed to Hispanics maybe some if you living off the goverment should get off your ass an get to work. At least there will be more folks to pay for your water park. Land prices will go up an you will see some growth in your economy.
Ole Cat

Mountain Pine, AR

#35 Mar 10, 2014
Guest wrote:
<quoted text>
Peco is not "buying" anything, they have requested and are going to get almost 200 Million dollars in Muni Bonds to come here. These bonds will have a rating of A, AA or AAA, General motors had AAA bonds and when they defaulted people that held them were S.O. L.
The folks bringing Peco here says they will hire between 1000 and 1200 people. Most of these will be Hispanic and will flood the schools with more students, the schools will have to ask for more money and our taxes will go up. Will all growth comes good and bad, I don't think Pocahontas will be happy with the change after we get it. Like what happened in Rogers Ar. it is going to be funny when we elect a Mexican Mayor and city council.
FYI: Rogers is a growing, clean, community minded city with fine schools, churches and few empty dilapidated house or automobiles that I have seen. Lots of fine eating establishments, etc. My kids love it up there. And yes there are chicken houses in the area but good zoning keeps them in places where they offend few. Poky, Corning, and WR should aim to be like Rogers.
There will be lots of jobs for truckers, food service, grocery and household goods stores, housing contractors, movie theaters etc.
guest

Beggs, OK

#36 Mar 11, 2014
U got to b shiiting me wrote:
<quoted text> seriously Rogers is growing like mad an the economy is thriving . Look if you rednecks are opposed to Hispanics maybe some if you living off the goverment should get off your ass an get to work. At least there will be more folks to pay for your water park. Land prices will go up an you will see some growth in your economy.
Most could care less about the water park.... but the abandonment of our hospital in favor of a water park, now that's a different matter entirely. Next time you need ANY hospital, think about how Pocahontas treated its citizens and medical community. Look around.... Sharp County realized that Pocahontas will let its hospital go down the drain, so Sharp County is planning to vote a one cent tax to bring theirs out of retirement. Oh, well, at least there will be some high paying medical jobs all around us... if not in Pocahontas.
Not a chicken fan

Jonesboro, AR

#37 Mar 11, 2014
I plan to sell my house here when real estate prices rise and move somewhere else when this all comes on line. I've lived here most of my life but I'm not willing to live life smelling chickens. Most of the people here living off the taxpayers have no intention of ever working. We will be flooded by people that will work. After they have been here awhile their relatives will come and the community will be different. I'll live somewhere else.
Guest

Mountain Home, AR

#38 Mar 11, 2014
U got to b shiiting me wrote:
<quoted text> seriously Rogers is growing like mad an the economy is thriving . Look if you rednecks are opposed to Hispanics maybe some if you living off the goverment should get off your ass an get to work. At least there will be more folks to pay for your water park. Land prices will go up an you will see some growth in your economy.
Sounds like paradise, EXCEPT you for got to mention the rise in crime rates and the Mexican gangs. Ask the owner of the Razorback Inn there if they all are warm and cozy. Then check how many Mexicans are on welfare and free medical there, see how it has affected the hospital load. As for our waterpark here it will be used by the welfare smelling class, as for working those of us that have retired AFTER working for years we will move somewhere else and leave your Border Town to you. Since you are so smart please explain to us dumb Rednecks how spending over 135 million dollars to create jobs for illegals will change Poky into this great city? P.S. don't forget someone has to pay back this 135 Million even after the chicken plant moves on, maybe your illegals will send the payments back from Mexico.
someone that knows

United States

#39 Mar 16, 2014
I have seen it happen once in my life time wet backs took over the town I came from . dam if it isn't happen again well I moved once guess its time to move again. marks my words you people are making a big mistake .(saying) is right on the money next thing you know you will be asking the wet back if you can send your child to there schools

p. s. the town I came from the white people moved to the mountains to get away from all the crime and drugs and rape.
RB Sauce

Memphis, TN

#40 Mar 17, 2014
someone that knows wrote:
I have seen it happen once in my life time wet backs took over the town I came from . dam if it isn't happen again well I moved once guess its time to move again. marks my words you people are making a big mistake .(saying) is right on the money next thing you know you will be asking the wet back if you can send your child to there schools
p. s. the town I came from the white people moved to the mountains to get away from all the crime and drugs and rape.
When you leave Pocahontas will be a better place. A lot of people can't wait. If you had any idea what people think about you, you would already be packed.
Know it All

Bexar, AR

#41 Mar 17, 2014
guest wrote:
<quoted text>Most could care less about the water park.... but the abandonment of our hospital in favor of a water park, now that's a different matter entirely. Next time you need ANY hospital, think about how Pocahontas treated its citizens and medical community. Look around.... Sharp County realized that Pocahontas will let its hospital go down the drain, so Sharp County is planning to vote a one cent tax to bring theirs out of retirement. Oh, well, at least there will be some high paying medical jobs all around us... if not in Pocahontas.
Sharp County voters voted NO . They where pretty smart to do so. Let the hospital close. Folks like me who live out of the city limits didn't get to vote on the city taking over that money pit.

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