The Guardians of Danville
The Inator Corporation, although never explicitly, is the owner of Danville. The Inator corp, though shell companies and proxys has either controlling interest, or acts as Shariat-underwriter on the mortgage of all land and businesses inside the city limits, and over 80% of the land within the Greater Danville area is held in this way. Fundamentally, if you aren’t part of the InatorCorp Family, your landlord is.
The Inator Corporation was founded in 1948 by Kurt Doofenshmirtz to exploit a number of patents he had filed in the previous year and a half. Through loans obtained under post war reconstruction schemes, he bought the land in the Danville area and started construction on his factory, paying to relocate and house the worker families to the newly built city.
Its primary business was Aeronautic parts, particularly for jets, with the ubiquitously named Inator being a navigational gyroscope that allowed bombing aircraft significantly higher accuracy than any comparable hardware at the time. By the mid-fifties, the Inator Corp had graduated from supplying components, to fully fledged aircraft manufacturers, with the construction of a covert manufacturing plant, (or “skunkworks”) outside the city, building specialist aircraft for the Airforce, and other NATO allies. The Locals nicknamed this facility the Perryworks in reference to the cartoon skunk Pierre Le Peww. It continued to function until the mid seventies, when its increasingly public nature, and the shift in company focus under Dolf Doofenshmirtz, lead to it being continued as only a honey trap for enemy intelligence agents, although it officially remained open and functional until the end of the Cold War. However, by the 1970’s, the company focus had shifted away from aircraft, to rocketry, particularly ballistic missiles, with many components of the Apollo program and the ballistic missile systems used in the US nuclear arsenal being designs patented by the Inator Corporation. With his father, Kurt Doofenshmirtz retirement, Dolf Doofenshmirtz kept the company at the forefront of the space program, building satellites, and the company was a major beneficiary of the Star Wars program.
With Dolf Doofenshmirtz’s recent retirement, his son Heinz Doofenshmirtz has begun branching out into other weapon system fields, and time will tell the outcome.
In addition to is aeronautic work (both Kurt Doofenshmirtz and Dolf Doofenshmirtz names are on the memorial wall at NASA as founding members) the Inator corporation diversified in to a wide range of business lines, and they hold significant interests in many major industries, ranging from the Fast food industries (such as Slushy Dawg) to toy companies (such as the Har D Har Toy Company), to construction companies (such as DemoCo).
The Inator Tower is the head office for the company, is sited on the east side of the Daville River in District 2, on the companion square to the one in front of City Hall, which is on the far side of the River (the official dividing line between districts 1 and 2).