The new owners of the former Simply Essentials chicken processing plant in Charles City hosted a town hall meeting Thursday night to formally introduce themselves to the community.
Pure Prairie Farms (PPF) CEO Brian Roelofs told the audience of about 30 people their plan is to grow the number of people they employ relatively quickly.
Roelofs says they hope to reach that staffing number by the end of this year. He says they’re also still targeting late June/mid-summer for operations to begin. The plant has been closed since August of 2019.