TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WTVA) - A Clay County poultry processing plant will see increasing operations while a Noxubee County facility will shut down.
Tuscaloosa-bases Peco Foods announce a company repositioning plan it says addresses changing customer needs and economic conditions.
Chief Operations Office Bill Griffith says three Mississippi locations including Brooksville will be closed.
He says the company is notifying affected workers and provide employment opportunities with the company if possible.
The company has been investing in the West Point plant with the addition to the recently renovated distribution freezer.
Peco Foods is in the process of adding a 130,000 square-foot par-fry plant to the existing building.
Griffith says the expansions will allow Peco to bring additional jobs to the Golden Triangle region.
He says they plan to increase hiring for five years as they add more processing lines.
and continue to ramp up staffing over the next two to five years as additional processing lines are added.
Peco Foods began operations 83 years ago and currently employs 7,000 people at plants in Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi.