News / 10.3.17

Iowa’s Governor Visits Prestage Foods of Iowa Construction Site

Part of the “Building a Better Iowa: Economy” event

This past Saturday, September 30th, the Governor of Iowa, Kim Reynolds, and Iowa’s Lt. Governor Adam Gregg, as part of a ‘Building a Better Iowa: Economy’ event, visited the Prestage Foods of Iowa construction site in Eagle Grove, Iowa, a facility in which Epstein is serving as the Design-Builder, responsible for providing architecture; civil, MEP/FP, structural and process engineering; and construction. The Prestage plant, located on a 155-acre site, will be 650,000 square feet when complete in late 2018 and is designed to process 10,000 hogs per day. In addition to Governor Reynolds and Lt. Governor Gregg, additional dignitaries present included Sandy McGrath, the Mayor of Eagle Grove, as well as local council members, country supervisors, and state senators.


(Pictured from left to right, Lt. Governor Adam Gregg, Epstein's William Valentine and Jimmy Valentine, and Governor Kim Reynolds)

Epstein’s Jimmy Valentine, our field manager for the Prestage project, along with Jere Null, the chief operating officer of Prestage Foods, gave a tour of the site and spoke with the attendees about the progress we’ve made so far as well as what will be happening on the site over the next couple of months. 


Lastly, this Prestage facility, in addition to the process and administrative spaces, will also consist of several outbuildings, including a guardhouse, rendering facility, and waste water treatment facility. In addition, the facility will feature temperature control throughout the process areas to heighten food safety and quality.