Oransi’s Journey to Reshoring
Memorial Day is typically thought of as the unofficial start of summer. And while the holiday often includes hot dogs and pool trips for many Americans, the true spirit of it is much more somber — a time to honor those lost while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.
This Memorial Day, as we remember those Americans and their service, we’re also proud to share how our founder, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, is bringing jobs back to America.
Founded in 2009 by Peter Mann, his original purpose was to find a better solution for his asthmatic son and to help him breathe more easily. In the process, he connected with a manufacturing facility in Connecticut that could produce a more effective and efficient air purifier, the EJ.
And while the EJ has recently been retired (don’t worry, we support filter replacements for the life of the product!), we’ve continued to challenge the status quo by turning our attention to creating a more sustainable, budget-friendly air purifier that is Made in the USA.
More exciting details are to come, but for now, we are thrilled to share that our manufacturing facility in Radford, Virginia is in the process of coming online. It’s a truly beautiful area of the New River Valley flanked by the Appalachian Mountains.
Oransi has committed to hiring for 101 new jobs in the region and we will have more exciting news about this endeavor throughout 2022.
For more about our work in Virginia, you can read the announcement from Former Governor Ralph Northam sharing the news about our manufacturing facility here.
While we are working toward a new product that is Made in our manufacturing facility in Radford, VA, the mod and mod jr. are still both Made in China. We are shipping these from our facility in Radford, VA and have already created some of the anticipated 101 jobs in the New River Valley region to support this work.
More to come soon, so stay tuned!