Elevate Advanced Manufacturing

Postville, Iowa



Norplex-Micarta is the leading manufacturer of high performance thermoset composite materials. Norplex-Micarta works directly with customers to manufacture the highest quality specialty sheet products, pre-pregs, rods, molded shapes, and tubes to meet demanding composite applications for our OEMs and fabricators around the world.


Norplex-Micarta’s vast product line and variety of product forms serves power generation, alternate energy, ballistic protection, construction, electrical devices, electronics, heavy industrial, military/aerospace, oil & gas, and transportation markets throughout Europe, Asia/Pacific, and The Americas.

Impacts & Awards

Norplex has been located in Northeast Iowa since the plant was built in 1975. With the acquisition of Micarta, creating Norplex-Micarta, the Postville, IA plant became one of the largest industrial thermoset composite plants in the world. Norplex-Micarta is active in many national and international associations helping to dictate material performance standards and develop expectations for future materials.

Careers & Opportunities

Norplex-Micarta offers a wide range of rewarding career opportunities from specialized equipment operator, maintenance technician, sales and customer service, accounting, engineering and numerous other positions.

Norplex-Micarta offers competitive wages, health insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, vacation, paid holidays and the opportunity to work for a world-class company right in Northeast Iowa.

Norplex-Micarta strongly supports the development of all employees by having leadership development training, reimbursement for continuing education and wellness screenings and presentations.  

Careers Available:

a.)   Manufacturing

b.)   Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

c.)   Business, Management & Administration

d.)   Marketing