New Benton County Facility

About the Project

Simmons Prepared Foods’ Benton County operation will produce high-quality fresh and frozen prepared chicken products in response to steady and growing customer demand. The design will feature modern production facilities and contemporary office space supported with best-in-class environmental technologies. The facility will be operational by the end of 2019.

Simmons Foods is a homegrown company that continues to invest heavily in Northwest Arkansas...which goes to show the faith they have in the area’s workforce and their commitment to the state.
— Governor Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas

By the Numbers

  • $300+ Million estimated investment

  • 1,500+ New Jobs

  • 2,300 Jobs at Capacity

  • 315,000+ estimated square feet of facility 

  • Centrally-located on 870+ acres

  • $86 million estimated annual payroll

  • $2 million in annual services to both
    Decatur & Gentry

Facility Overview

  • Designed to add value to the community

  • Substantial natural landscape buffer

  • Environment that values team members

  • Optimal flow for people and processes

  • Advanced, modern equipment and technology

  • Reduced noise and enhanced safety

  • Inviting break and lunch areas

  • Open, bright and warm finishes

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New facility.
New career.

Interested in working at our new facility in Benton County? Stop by our Hiring Center in Siloam Springs to see all open positions. We can’t wait for you to join our team!

Entrepreneurial families built the backbone of our community. We are fortunate to have great, role model businesses in Northwest Arkansas. Simmons is one of those.
— Judge Barry Moehring, Benton County

About Simmons Prepared Foods

Simmons Prepared Foods is a farm to fork poultry producer based in Siloam Springs, Arkansas primarily serving customer brands as a supplier of premium chicken products for the foodservice industry. Known for our ability to meet demanding specifications and for its business integrity, Simmons supplies customized products to some of the world’s largest retailers and food chains. We are a vertically integrated producer, meaning we are dedicated to providing quality from the farm to the family dinner table. Simmons operates 3 hatcheries and 2 feed mills which supply nearly 300 independent poultry growers and 20+ company managed farms who raise approximately 200 million chickens per year. Our 6 processing plants produce 750 million pounds of finished product per year for customer brands around the world.