The National Pork Board officials announce that they will be moving their headquarters from the current site as of June 1. The group will, however, remain in Des Moines, at least during a two-year evaluation phase.

NPB officials say, that an evaluation of the association's long-term facility needs "to achieve Pork Checkoff priorities" has led to a decision not to renew its office lease in Clive, Iowa when it expires later this month. The National Pork Producers Council owns the building, and NPB leases the space.

“The evaluation concluded that the current office space does not fit the National Pork Board’s long-term strategic needs,” says Steve Murphy, NPB's chief executive officer.  “The National Pork Board has notified the National Pork Producers Council that it will allow its office lease with them to expire at the end of its current term, March 31, 2007.”

NPB's board and producer leadership soon will begin developing a plan that will strategically position the organization’s facility needs for the next 15 to 20 years. Planning is expected to take approximately two years.

Source: National Pork Board