Advanced Manufacturing

Iowa is a manufacturing state and Urbandale is a maker’s city! Companies here benefit from the high-quality, low-cost environment. Engage in statewide quality efforts and access opportunities for advancing your manufacturing career at respected research institutions like Iowa State University. Nearby Des Moines Area Community College also offers classes to build and enhance essential manufacturing skills.


Advanced Manufacturing Profile (PDF)

Featured Business: ProbioFerm, LLC

ProbioFerm, LLC, is a manufacturer of probiotics that established its Urbandale prescence in 2009.  ProbioFerm grows and markets high-quality beneficial bacteria and utilizes these cultures in nutritional supplements, custom blends and more. Their Urbandale location includes a fermentation plant, microbiological laboratProbioFermory, a finished-goods manufacturing area, cold storage and climate-controlled warehousing. ProbioFerm expanded in Urbandale twice in 4 years. The company opened a new 20,000-square foot facility in 2015 and a new 9,000-square-foot, manufacturing and warehouse facility in 2019. “Urbandale is a business-friendly city that has helped us since day one and continues to support our growth. We look forward to developing new technologies that improve human and animal health and bring more jobs to Urbandale.” – Scott Goldsmith, President