Prestage Foods of Iowa, LLC has officially broken ground to begin construction of its new fresh pork processing plant, though no ceremony was held.

“With the initial engineering complete, we are excited to be moving into the construction phase of this project,” says Jere Null, COO of Prestage Foods of Iowa. “At the peak of construction, we expect over 600 people to be working daily at the site. After construction, we will permanently employ approximately 1000 people We are proud to be investing and creating opportunities for the pepole of Wright County, the region and the State of Iowa.”

Prestage Farms currently raises pigs in over 30 Iowa counties. The new facility will support these operation and will use state-of-the-art systems to clean the air, reduce water and energy needs, provide a safe work environment, and will utilize the latest innovations in processing and automation technology to help ensure that it si a world leader in food, employee and environmental safety. With construction beginning, the new plant is set for first operations in the fall of 2018.

“We are confident that we will be able to translate and apply the same commitment to quality in processing that we have to our live animal production business,” says Ron Prestage, DVM, on behalf of the Prestage family. “This is an exciting time in our industry, and an exciting time for our family business!”
Original article March 30, Pork Network

Prestage Foods Breaks Ground on New Iowa Plant