Petit Jean Poultry in Arkadelphia will close on April 1st, impacting 385 workers currently employed at the plant.
The company said it lost its chicken de-boning contract with Tyson Foods to a neighboring factory in Hope.
The Petit Jean Poultry plant had employed more than 700 workers at one time. Local officials are seeking an employer to take over the factory, but efforts have been unsuccessful so far.
The Arkadelphia Siftings-Herald has more from local economic development representatives in this report.
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