Benton County planners delay Simmons poultry plant decision

Posted: December 7, 2017 at 1:06 a.m.

Submitted Photo Simmons Prepared Foods unveiled this rendering of its new $300 million poultry processing plant, to be located between Decatur and Gentry, at a Sept. 27 press conference in Simmons Great Hall at John Brown University in Siloam Springs. The plant is expected to be operational sometime in 2019.

After a two-hour meeting, Benton County planners on Wednesday delayed plans presented by Simmons Food Products for a new poultry production plant near Gentry.

Plant expansion

Benton County planners will continue their consideration of a Simmons Foods poultry processing plant near Gentry when the board meets again Dec. 20. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. in the Quorum Courtroom in the County Administration Building, 215 E. Central Ave in Bentonville.

Source: Staff report

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