Marshalltown, Iowa, JBS Plant Suffers Tornado Damage

July 20, 2018 03:03 PM
 
Tornado damage at the Marshalltown JBS plant, Thursday, caused severe damage in the distribution area. Reports say the processing area is operational, but the plant remains closed until damage estimates are finalized.

Severe weather wrecked havoc across much of Iowa Thursday, damaging businesses such as the Vermeer dealership in Pella and JBS’s Marshalltown pork processing plant.

The Marshalltown JBS plant suffered significant damage in the distribution area. Reports say the processing area is operational, but the plant remained closed on Friday until damage estimates are finalized

The plant runs an estimated 20,000 hogs per day, and employs more than 2,200 people. Animals scheduled for processing would likely be rerouted to other plants.

No injuries were reported at the plant. In total, there were at least 10 people injured due to the Marshalltown tornado.

Social media were filled with damage and storm images and video of the damage:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bob Meyer
Loyal, WI
7/20/2018 05:13 PM
 

  FYI: it was not a "Vermeer dealership" in Pella...that is the headquarters and main manufacturing facility for Vermeer.

 
 
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