Flood-affected Peco Foods workers return to job
Sanitation and maintenance workers were the first to report back after flood
Employees at the Peco Foods poultry plant in Pocahontas, Arkansas, are returning to work after flooding postponed operations there during the past week.
According to a KAIT 8 News report, maintenance workers were scheduled to return to work according to their regular schedules on May 5. Sanitation workers resumed their regular schedules on either May 5 or May 7, depending on what shift they were scheduled to work.
The plant was slated to return to regular production schedules on May 8.
Workers were encouraged to check the roads in case alternative routes in reporting to work were needed. Employees unable to get to work because of road conditions were asked to contact the company’s human resources department.
Pocahontas has been the center of Peco Foods’ recent expansion efforts, as the company in 2016 recently completed the construction of a poultry processing plant and hatchery.
Peco Foods, processed 29.21 million pounds of ready-to-cook chicken on a weekly basis in 2016, according to the WATTAgNet Top Poultry Companies Database. It ranks as the eighth largest broiler company in the United States.
Peco Foods returning to work
Employees at Peco Foods, Inc. in Pocahontas will be getting back to work following this week's flooding.