Simmons Provides Update on Van Buren Operations Amidst Flood Event

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SILOAM SPRINGS, Arkansas (May 28, 2019) — Simmons Prepared Foods released the following update on its Van Buren operations today:

As flooding impacts the Van Buren area, there is nothing more important to Simmons than the safety of our team members and their families. We continue to consult with local Emergency Management officials to assess conditions at Simmons’ operations in Van Buren. At this time, operations are continuing as regularly scheduled.

Team members should use their best judgment and consider their safety and individual circumstances in making the decision to travel to work. If traveling, we urge all team members to be aware of road conditions and follow all safety precautions issued by local officials. Click here for road closure information: AR DOT Closure Report.

A cross-functional team including Operations, Safety, Human Resources, Communications, and Chaplain Services is communicating regularly to share information, assess operations and provide assistance to team members.

The latest available official information about Simmons operations and helpful resources for team members will be posted at  

Team members who have been affected and are in need of assistance should reach out to their direct supervisor. Additional resource contacts are provided at the link above.

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.

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.