N.C. air purifier manufacturer will build $5.6M plant in Radford
Project will create 101 jobs in New River Valley region
Oransi, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based manufacturer of air purifiers, will invest $5.6 million to establish a manufacturing facility in Radford, creating 101 jobs, according to an announcement Wednesday from Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam.
“Oransi is very pleased to establish its first manufacturing facility in the city of Radford to develop and manufacture our best-in-class air purifiers,” Oransi founder and CEO Peter Mann said in a statement. “We selected the location because of the exceptional local engineering talent pool that will support our continued growth, while inspiring innovation, creativity and collaboration. We hope to provide one of the best employee experiences in the New River Valley.”
Founded in 2009, Oransi makes air purifiers for consumers, businesses and health care professionals. Located at 113 Corporate Drive in the Plymouth Building, Oransi’s Radford facility will be its first manufacturing plant. Virginia competed with North Carolina for the facility.
“Our focus on developing a well-trained, reliable workforce continues to yield new jobs and investment as innovative companies like Oransi choose to grow their companies in Virginia,” Northam said in a statement. “The New River Valley boasts higher education institutions and training programs that will ensure a steady talent pipeline for Oransi now and into the future. We are thrilled to welcome this veteran-owned company to our commonwealth and remain confident that we have the infrastructure and business environment to support their success here.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Radford and Onward New River Valley to secure the project for Virginia. Northam approved a $50,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist Radford with the project. Oransi is eligible to receive state benefits from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. Funding and services to support the company’s employee recruitment and training activities will be provided through VEDP’s Virginia Jobs Investment Program.