$300M chicken plant set for Northwest Arkansas

Simmons Foods plans 1,500 jobs

Posted: September 28, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Above is a drawing of the new plant being planned between Decatur and Gentry at or near Y-City Road.

SILOAM SPRINGS -- Simmons Prepared Foods said Wednesday that it plans to expand its operations in Northwest Arkansas, spending $300 million on a high-tech chicken plant that will create 1,500 jobs.

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