Prestage Pork Plant Set to Open in March

(KHBT)  — The brand new multi-million dollar Prestage Farms facility in Eagle Grove is set to open in March this spring, CEO Ron Prestage announced.

The near three-year construction process is far enough along, according to Prestage, to open with a tentative date being March 4th.

When the plant opens in March, there will be at least 300 to 400 workers employed at the facility. Its total workforce is expected to reach 922 by late this spring. The 922 workers is for the first shift only. It may be a year or two before it’s determined whether a second shift will be added.

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