Inorganic Ventures to add 21 jobs in Christiansburg

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Inorganic Ventures, a manufacturer of custom inorganic chemical blends, plans to expand its operations in Christiansburg, adding 21 jobs.

The $1.3 million investment will add 20,000 square feet to its current 25,000-square-foot facility, which includes its headquarters as well as manufacturing and distribution operations.

The company has 45 employees currently.

The privately held company moved its operations from New Jersey to Falling Branch Corporate Park in Christiansburg in 2008.

“With this expansion Inorganic Ventures is not only adding space to its current facility, it is adding a second-shift of employees to take care of immediate demand,”  Jim Cheng, Virginia’s secretary of commerce and trade, said in a statement.

Company officials said Inorganic Ventures can prepare almost any inorganic chemical blend and can tailor it to customers specifications. The company sells certified reference material that is used to test water, metals and pharmaceuticals.

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Montgomery County and the New River Valley Economic Development Alliance to secure the project for Virginia. Through its Virginia Jobs Investment Program, the Virginia Department of Business Assistance will provide funding and services to support the company’s recruitment and training activities.

“We have been very pleased with our move to Virginia and the valuable assistance provided to us by the Commonwealth,” Paul R. Gaines, the CEO and senior technical adviser of Inorganic Ventures, said in a statement. “Our contacts, at all levels – state, county and town – have continued to be responsive to our needs and we value their expertise and knowledge.  We are excited about our growth and the ability to provide jobs in Southwest Virginia.”

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