Area Development
Aeroprobe Corporation, a provider of air data measurement systems to the aerospace, automotive, turbomachinery, wind turbine, and wind tunnel testing industries, will invest $300,000 to expand its operation in Montgomery County, Virginia.

The company has begun the sale of solid-state additive manufacturing machines to increase capabilities. All research, engineering, manufacturing, and testing of products and instruments is conducted onsite at its headquarters in Christiansburg, Virginia. Aeroprobe’s second company division focuses on equipment sale and focused R&D for its proprietary additive manufacturing process.

“At Aeroprobe, we strive to be revolutionary in technology and culture,” said Nanci Hardwick, Aeroprobe CEO. “Expanding our operations will allow us to pursue that goal at a new level, while also contributing to Virginia’s growing position as a technology leader. We are excited to launch our additive manufacturing division and demonstrate our unique solid-state additive manufacturing capabilities for all types of metals at an unprecedented build size.”

“Virginia is home to more than 285 aerospace firms that employ more than 28,000 individuals, and we’re proud to call Aeroprobe Corporation a valuable member of that corporate roster,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore. “The company continues to develop revolutionary technology to advance the aerospace sector from its operation in Montgomery County, and we are confident that this expansion will propel the company as an industry leader.”

“I am thrilled that Aeroprobe Corporation continues to benefit from the world-class workforce, outstanding institutions of higher education and terrific business climate that Montgomery County offers,” said Governor Terry McAuliffe. “The aerospace industry has played a key role in our ongoing efforts to build a stronger and more diversified Virginia economy. It is exciting to see Aeroprobe grow and enhance its capabilities, and we thank the company for its continued partnership with the Commonwealth.”

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership will support Aeroprobe’s new job creation through its Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP). VJIP provides consultative services and funding to companies creating new jobs or experiencing technological change to support employee training activities.