"You think that's what they were researching at that lab?"
"Trying to create another portal, yes."
"Failing, until a malfunction produced a burst of energy."
Grant Ward, Jemma Simmons and Leo Fitz[src]

StatiCorp is a company based in Batesville that was attempting to create an inter-dimensional portal. It is a subsiadiary of the Roxxon Corporation.


As a subsidiary of the Roxxon Corporation, StatiCorp was attempting to use a particle accelerator to create an inter-dimension portal when an explosion at the facility in Batesville caused from a loose coupling killed four people, Tobias Ford, Frank Delacourt, Jack Benson and Arlene Willoughby.

Hannah Hutchins, Safety Supervisor for StatiCorp

Blame for the explosion fell upon the shoulders of safety inspector Hannah Hutchins. There had been several safety complaints filed by technician Tobias Ford, complaining of a loose coupling. Hutchins inspected it several times, had it replaced and certified it to be safe. Yet it exploded anyway.[1]

Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons at the StatiCorp Facility in Batesville

After a series of unusual incidents followed Hannah Hutchins in the days following the accident, a S.H.I.E.L.D. team led by Phil Coulson came in to investigate. The Department of Energy declared the particle acceleration lab to be too dangerous to enter, but S.H.I.E.L.D. scientists Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons were able to retrieve the disaster event data from the building's instruments using the D.W.A.R.F.s.

Jemma Simmons looking through a portal into another world

Inside the Bus, inspecting the data from the drones, Simmons discovered that the particle-accelerator explosion created a portal to another world. They went on to discover that the portal had trapped StatiCorp technician Tobias Ford in-between worlds. Ford had caused the explosion by tampering with the coupling in order to get Hutchins, on whom he had a crush, to visit his section.

Ford was behind the strange occurrences that followed Hutchins. Ford believed he was protecting Hutchins from the hostile people of the town, who blamed her for the accident. With the truth uncovered, Hutchins was cleared of any wrong-doing.[1]


Name Position Status
Hannah Hutchins Safety Supervisor Alive
Tobias Ford Technician Unknown
Frank Delacourt Technician Deceased
Jack Benson Technician Deceased
Arlene Willoughby Technician Deceased



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