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.
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.