OUR HISTORY

We started in 1937 as a small hatchery and feed mill.

Shown here is our founder, Herman Hickman in his hatchery complex in Gordo, Alabama in 1956. Over the years, Peco has grown into a fully integrated poultry processing and packaging company.

Facts About Peco:

  • 8th largest poultry producer in the U.S.
  • Fully integrated grower, processor, and marketer
  • Corporate Office: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Family owned for 3 generations
  • In business for 80 years
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  • Processing Plants:
  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Bay Springs, Mississippi
  • Sebastopol, Mississippi
  • Canton, Mississippi
  • Brooksville, Mississippi
  • Batesville, Arkansas
  • Pocahontas, Arkansas
  • Live Operations Offices:
  • Gordo, Alabama
  • Bay Springs, Mississippi
  • Sebastopol, Mississippi
  • Philadelphia, Mississippi
  • Batesville, Arkansas
  • Pocahontas, Arkansas
  • Feed Mills:
  • Gordo, Alabama
  • Bay Springs, Mississippi
  • Lake, Mississippi
  • Philadelphia, Mississippi
  • Newark, Arkansas
  • Corning, Arkansas
  • Hatcheries:
  • Gordo, Alabama
  • Sebastopol, Mississippi
  • Philadelphia, Mississippi
  • Batesville, Arkansas
  • Pocahontas, Arkansas

Historical Milestones