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Instant Systems Expands Norfolk, Virginia Plant

Instant Systems, a manufacturer of custom, medical-grade bags for processing, storage, and transport of biological materials, will invest over $900,000 to expand in Norfolk, Virginia.

The company plans to purchase equipment for new product lines and training related to cellular biological material. The project will create 72 new jobs and 26 existing employees will be retrained on the new technology.

Instant Systems enjoys ongoing local and state support of its growth initiatives,” explains Tara Ramsey, Instant Systems’ President. “This support, paired with the area’s overall economic, social, and cultural growth aid in the ability to attract new talent, making the City of Norfolk and the State of Virginia the perfect choice for our continued expansion.”

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) will support Instant Systems’ new job creation and job retraining through its Virginia Jobs Investment Program. VJIP provides consultative services and funding to companies creating new jobs or experiencing technological change to support employee training activities. Instant Systems will enter VEDP’s award-winning Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) Program in 2018. VALET is an application-based, two-year international export acceleration program.

“Instant Systems has been on the cutting edge of packaging technology since its founding just over a decade ago in Virginia,” said Governor Terry McAuliffe. “Instant Systems is nearly tripling its team with this expansion to keep up with production demand. It is exciting to watch this innovative company grow its workforce and expand into new markets. 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.”

“Customers come to Instant Systems because they are looking for packing systems that give them market differentiation, setting their products apart and aiding in the successful delivery of life saving products to the patients who need them,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore. “This expansion is a testament to the region’s robust pipeline of talent and competitive business climate, and we are confident that Instant Systems will continue to thrive in the City of Norfolk. 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.”

“Instant Systems not only provides innovative, in-demand health care solutions, it’s also a dynamic company that is creating new jobs and has made Norfolk its home,” said Kenneth Cooper Alexander, Mayor, City of Norfolk. “We are excited about Instant Systems’ expansion and grateful for Governor McAuliffe’s and VEDP’s support through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program. Norfolk’s economy is growing and becoming more diverse through the efforts of business leaders like Tara Ramsey, who are taking advantage of our premier institutions and talented workforce to build successful companies.”


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