U.S.-based food processing company Prestage Foods of Iowa is nearing to complete its new $300 million modern pork plant, south of Eagle Grove.

The 700,000-square-foot facility, which will have the capacity to process 10,000 pigs a day, is expected to be open for business March 4, 2019. 

Prestage Foods has hired employees from North Carolina, Minnesota, Nebraska, Missouri, and throughout Iowa.

The company will employ 700 people at the onset and the goal will be to hire over 1,000 workers.