b'IOWA PORK PROCESSING FACILITY INVESTSIN INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITYIn 2019, Perdue completed a $29 million expansion of its Sioux Center, Iowa, pork harvesting operation and converted to 100 percent wind power. These investments in green initiatives, state-of-the-art equipment, innovative new case-ready offerings and employee wellbeing make the facility a leader in pork processing. A commitment to sustainability and animal welfareThe facility is now 100 percent wind powered and uses a closed-loop wastewater system that is filtered and recycled to provide beneficial nutrients for local farmland. Additionally, the Certified Humane plant prioritizes humane animal care, incorporating several practices that go above and beyond industry standards, including a live video feed that is monitored by a third party. A commitment to employee wellbeingThe plants improvements include enhanced associate safety features and expanded employee wellness programs. These include a new on-site wellness center for associates, a new training center for staff, improved ergonomic equipment and an expanded cafeteria. A commitment to quality and innovationThe plant expansion allows Perdue to not only harvest the livestock, but also break down and package the products so they are case ready, including ground pork, pork chops and other products. This streamlined process improves efficiencies and creates a simpler process for both the plant and its customers. Additionally, the new plant has innovative new equipment for its products including Dar-Fresh on Board and Tray, a new high-performance package that provides longer shelf life, improved product presentation and recyclable components.86 PEOPLE AND PARTNERS: OUR BUSINESS PARTNERS AND COMPANY'