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Vikon Farms Bringing Jobs to Arkadelphia

Plans to open a new poultry processing plant in Arkadelphia will bring 172 jobs to the city.
ARKADELPHIA, AR -- Plans to open a new poultry processing plant in Arkadelphia will bring 172 jobs to the city.

Vikon Farms announced on Monday that they will invest $5.4 million in the former Petit Jean Poultry facility.

The company also plans to contract with growers from El Dorado and Union County, along with a Vikon-supported hatchery in Prescott, according to a news release.

Vikon produces a specialty breed of chicken that serves numerous Asian markets.
 
"We are excited to be here,” president and CEO of Vikon Farms Quan Phu said in a news release. “We appreciate the extensive amount of support from the Arkadelphia Economic Development Alliance and Arkansas Economic Development Commission. Our expansion to Arkansas could not have been done without the unwavering assistance of the Arkadelphia, El Dorado, and Prescott communities.”
 
“Vikon Farms is doing more than bringing jobs to Arkadelphia; they’re building agricultural partnerships with growers in our region,” Governor Mike Beebe said.  “I know they will be satisfied with the dedicated workforce they will find in Arkadelphia and Clark County as they establish their Arkansas operation.”
 
Vikon Farms will be the first company to locate in Arkadelphia and Clark County since the passage of the community’s Economic Development Tax.
 
“This is the type of announcement that shows exactly how working together can pay off,” said Shawnie Carrier, President and CEO of the Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance. “Vikon Farms will be a name all of Southwest Arkansas can be proud of.  It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Quan Phu and his team as he makes this project a reality. He expressed the attention to detail and welcoming nature of Clark County and Arkansas helped make the decision to move his California business here.  We are so glad he did.”
 
Those interested in employment opportunities with Vikon Farms can call 870-246-1460.
 
For more information, visit www.vikonfarm.com.
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