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The Alva Industries building.

Alva Industries was a chemical research company founded and run by Edwin Alva. With its headquarters located in a large building on Dakota Hills Boulevard, the company provided work for a large part of the city of Dakota. The company is also responsible for the creation of the Quantum Vapor, that created the Bang Babies that live in the city itself.

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Background information[]

Alva Industries first appeared in Hardware #1, and primarily appeared in Hardware's series, not Static. After Edwin Alva's death, Curtis Metcalf became its CEO. Alva's name is a reference to Thomas Alva Edison, who Dwayne McDuffie has suggested was the inspiration due to how the character exploits the labor of others.[1]


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