Radio Iowa: A massive, “COVID-friendly” beef processing facility is planned for southwest Iowa that promises to create hundreds of jobs and boost the region’s economy by more than a billion dollars a year. Project developer Chad Tentinger is the founder and owner of TenCorp, a cattle industry construction firm with offices in Des Moines and Marcus. The newly formed Cattlemen’s Heritage Beef will construct the $325 million plant in Mills County. “We’ll be the first state-of-the-art new facility built in western Iowa in more than two generations,” Tentinger said. He said the plant will employ up to 750 workers and will fill a “critical gap” between conglomerates and undersized lockers that aren’t equipped to meet the needs of consumers, producers or retailers.