Governor Mike Beebe will announce the expansion Newark Mill and Batesville Plant

 Governor Mike Beebe will announce the expansion project at the Newark mill and Batesville plant. Peco Foods, with the aid of a $175,000 local incentive grant from the Independence County Economic Development Commission, invested $13.8 million in the project. AEDC has awarded Peco Foods a $485,000 grant for this project.

 The expansion project in conjunction with the County’s investment and the Economic Development Commission grant is projected to create 300 new jobs by March 1st of 2013.

 We invite you to join us at Peco Foods located at 625 Allen St. in Batesville at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 in celebration of this momentous occasion.