Staunton manufacturer to expand, create 31 jobs
Ryzing Technologies designs, makes textile-based engineering solutions
Ryzing Technologies LLC, a designer and manufacturer of textile-based engineering solutions, will expand its facility in Staunton, creating 31 jobs, according to an announcement Friday from Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam.
Ryzing is investing $149,000 in the expansion of the facility, which specializes in engineered textiles, rigid inflatable structures, and rapid prototyping. Its customer base includes the U.S. military and allied forces, as well as industrial, commercial and other government clients.
“Supporting the growth of Virginia’s small businesses is a top priority, and we are thrilled that the expansion of Ryzing Technologies will result in 31 new high-skilled positions,” Northam said in a statement. “We commend the city of Staunton for fostering an environment of innovation and entrepreneurship where companies like Ryzing Technologies can develop pioneering solutions for a wide range of industries, including the military.”
Ryzing was founded in 2015 by Ryan Gundling and Ryan Long, who created the company as a result of participating in Staunton’s Bright Rewired Business Plan Competition. The company’s products include an adjustable, reusable platform for expeditionary military shelters.
“Ryzing Technologies was started five years ago in Staunton for two reasons: the founders personally saw value for their families to live in the area and were confident the area had the amenities required to attract the right talent to grow a successful business,” Gundling, the company’s CEO, said in a statement.
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with the city of Staunton to secure the project and will support Ryzing Technologies’ job creation through VEDP’s Virginia Jobs Investment Program.