Iowa | March 19, 2024

JBS Ottumwa Breaks Ground on New Southeast Iowa Sports Center

Today, community leaders and supporters gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony for the Southeast Iowa Sports Center, a transformative project poised to revolutionize the region’s athletic landscape.

The ceremony, held in Sycamore Park, at the project site, marked the official start of construction on this state-of-the-art facility. Representatives from key financial supporters of the project, including JBS, Ottumwa Legacy Foundation, Wapello County, and the City of Ottumwa were present to make remarks regarding their commitment to the Sports Center.

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Iowa | January 25, 2022

JBS Ottumwa Announces Recipients of Hometown Strong Funding

JBS USA is providing an update on how its Hometown Strong funds are being invested in Ottumwa, Iowa. To date, JBS USA has announced a $5.2 million investment in the Ottumwa community. Since then, the company has worked closely with local leaders to determine where the funds can best help meet immediate and longer-term community needs. Specifically, JBS USA contributed $1 million toward the construction of a state-of-the-art indoor sporting complex, which will provide year-round recreational opportunities for the community.

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Iowa | October 12, 2020

JBS USA And Plumrose USA To Invest $3.1 Million In Ottumwa To Support Local Community As Part Of The Hometown Strong Initiative

Building on ongoing sustainability and social responsibility efforts, JBS USA and Plumrose USA today announced plans to invest $3.1 million to help Ottumwa, Iowa, respond to needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and invest in the community’s future. “The Hometown Strong initiative is helping us provide tangible benefits to our community as we continue to navigate the global pandemic,” said Joe Mach, JBS Ottumwa General Manager. “We remain focused on keeping our team members safe and healthy, but we are grateful to also have the opportunity to support our neighbors.”

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Iowa | July 1, 2020

JBS USA To Invest $2.7 Million In Marshalltown To Support Local Community As Part Of Hometown Strong Initiative

JBS USA is working with local leaders in Marshalltown, Iowa, to identify where the funds can best help meet immediate and longer-term community needs. All projects will be determined by the end of the year. “We are proud to be part of the Marshalltown community, and we recognize our responsibility to do more than just produce food during this critical time in our country,” said Todd Carl, General Manager, JBS Marshalltown. “We want to partner closely with the community to make meaningful and lasting investments that will benefit our team members, their families and our neighbors now and in the future.”

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Iowa | June 24, 2020

JBS USA Unveils Plans To Invest $5 Million In Iowa To Support Local Communities As Part Of New Hometown Strong Initiative

JBS USA will partner with local officials and community leaders in Council Bluffs, Marshalltown and Ottumwa to identify investment projects that strengthen these hometowns where the company’s team members live and work. “Iowa is central to the world’s food supply and JBS USA plays a critical role in food production,” said Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds. “I greatly appreciate JBS USA’s investment and look forward to building on our partnership as we continue to monitor and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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