Peco Foods Announces Northeast Arkansas Plant, 1,000 Jobs by Mark Carter Posted 3/10/2014 10:02 am Updated 4 years ago Gov. Mike Beebe and executives from Peco Foods announce plans for a new $165 million poultry operation in northeast Arkansas that will employ 1,000. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access articles older than 15 days. Articles newer than 15 days are not included in this offer. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.