Peco closing 3 plants to expand operations in Pocahontas

Peco closing 3 plants to expand operations in Pocahontas

POCAHONTAS, Ark. (KAIT) - Peco Foods announced Thursday it will close three of its Mississippi plants so it can invest more in its Pocahontas facility.

According to a news release, the company will close its locations in Brooksville, Canton, and Philadelphia, Miss., to “further grow in a sustainable direction based on industry trends.”

The company-wide repositioning will reportedly allow it to ramp up production at its West Point, Miss., facility, and increase operations at its plants in Pocahontas and Sebastopol, Miss.

“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,” said Bill Griffith, Peco Foods’ chief operating officer. “The decisions announced today – each carefully considered – will position Peco strongly for future growth and industry leadership.”

This announcement comes in addition to the expansion of over 250 full-time jobs at the Pocahontas location back in June.

According to the news release, the company is “working diligently to provide team members at the affected locations with opportunities throughout the company wherever possible.”

Peco employs 7,000 people throughout Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi.

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