Probioferm plans expansion in Urbandale

DES MOINES, Iowa —Probioferm LLC is planning a $1.9 million expansion at its facility in Urbandale, a Des Moines suburb.

Probioferm grows beneficial bacteria cultures and manufactures custom blends, nutritional supplements, gels and pastes. The company is a contract manufacturer, providing private label products for small-to-medium sized markets.

The proposed expansion will enable the company to internalize its product packaging and accommodate the additional space needed for manufacturing, warehousing and distribution.

The Iowa Economic Development Authority awarded the project tax benefits under the state’s High quality Jobs Program, according to a recent news release. The expansion will create four new jobs, one of which is incented at a qualifying wage of $25.52 per hour.

Source: Iowa Economic Development Authority

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