Former Iowa Food Group Plant in Cherokee, IA Gets New Owner

CHEROKEE, Iowa — The former Iowa Food Group meat plant in Cherokee has a new owner.

Lopez Foods paid $5.8 million for the multi-building facility on the southwest side of Cherokee, according to sale records. The Oklahoma-based company is expected to begin operations by next spring. 

Previously operated by Wilson Foods, later Tyson Foods, the plant has long been a major employer in the Cherokee County seat. 

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