CHEROKEE, Iowa (KTIV) – A meat plant in Cherokee, Iowa, which has had two different owners in five years, will soon be passed over to a third.
Back in July, Lopez Foods Inc., which supplies meat products for McDonald’s, purchased the Iowa Food Group Plant in Cherokee.
Owners of the Iowa Food Group Plant bought the facility in the Fall 2018, but ceased operations after only three months.
Bill Anderson, Executive Director of the Cherokee Area Economic Development Corp. says he can’t comment about the reasons behind the closure, buy says Lopez Foods is a great addition to the Cherokee community
“Lopez looked at this as an opportunity and they own another Wilson plant, this is a Wilson plant originally, they own a Wilson plant in Oklahoma and so this was a good fit. They like our community, they like our work force so we began those conversations 2 days after Iowa Food Group closed,” said Bill Anderson, Executive Director of the Cherokee Area Economic Development Corp.
Lopez foods will employ 35 to 50 people.
They are currently renovating the plant and hope to begin operations in Spring 2020.