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Instant Systems to Add 72 New Jobs

Thursday, December 21, 2017  
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Instant Systems, the Norfolk manufacturer of custom film-based containers and bags for processing, storing and transporting biological materials, is growing.

Founded 12 years ago, the business at 965 Denison Ave. off of Sewells Point Road will invest more than $900,000 to expand its biotechnology packaging operation, according to a news release from Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office.

The project, which includes equipment for new product lines and retraining of 26 employees, will add 72 new jobs.

McAuliffe said the expansion to keep up with demand will nearly triple the company’s employee base.

“It is exciting to watch this innovative company grow its workforce and expand into new markets,” McAuliffe said. “This female-led, high-tech company exemplifies the type of businesses we are working to attract and retain in the commonwealth as we diversify and build the new Virginia economy.”

Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore said the expansion is a testament to the region’s robust pipeline of talent and competitive business climate.

“Virginia is honored to call such a revolutionary company a corporate partner and we look forward to Instant Systems’ leadership in this high-tech field,” Haymore said.
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership will support the company’s growth through consulting services and funding provided by the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

In 2018, Instant Systems will enter into the Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) Program, an application-based, international expert acceleration program.

Instant Systems President Tara Ramsey said the ongoing local and state support of its growth initiatives, coupled with the area’s overall economic, social and cultural growth to attract new talent, is what make the city and state the right choice for its expansion.

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