Prestage Farms building pork processing facility in Mason City

Company says vertical integration is necessary to protect its hog production investment in Iowa and elsewhere.

Pending finalization of state approvals, Prestage Foods of Iowa LLC intends to build a state-of-the-art pork processing facility on a proposed tract in Mason City, Iowa. The one-shift plant will employ as many as 1,000 people and represents a total capital investment of more than $240 million.

“We are excited to take the next logical step in vertical integration by building a new high tech pork plant in Mason City, Iowa,” Dr. Ron Prestage said on behalf of the Prestage family. “We

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