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Beef processing plant with 750 jobs planned in SW Iowa

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Posted at 3:03 PM, Jun 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-25 16:03:37-04

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP)  — Officials say a new beef processing plant proposed for southwest Iowa would bring 750 well-paying jobs to the region.

Cattlemen's Heritage, a new corporation, announced Friday it plans to build a $325 million plant along Interstate 29 near the Mills and Pottawattamie County line. The plant would hold 1,500 head per day and have an annual economic impact of $1.1 billion.

The corporation plans to begin construction next spring, with completion in late 2023. Jobs at the plant are expected to pay an average of $55,000 plus benefits.