Expansion Activity Heating up in Nevada

Dec. 13, 2010
State has seen a 'consistent and notable uptick in relocations and expansions.'

Within one seven-day period in November, five companies relocated to northern Nevada, while expansions are underway at two other Nevada companies, according to state economic development officials.

"For the first time since the recession began, Nevada has seen a consistent and notable uptick in relocations and expansions," said Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, chair of the Nevada Commission on Economic Development. "This progress is another step forward in the right direction for the state, and our economic development specialists are continuing to drive and support businesses coming here to take advantage of all our state has to offer."

In mid November, five businesses announced major progress in their relocation to Nevada, according to the Nevada Commission on Economic Development:

  • Scougal Rubber Corp., a manufacturer of metal and rubber industrial parts that recently relocated to Storey County, will employ 19 to 25 people with an estimated 75 employees by the end of its first year in operations. Scougal occupied a building in the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center.
  • Schluter Systems, a distributor of tile installations, edging and finishing products that also recently expanded its operations into Storey County in the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center, will create more than 20 new jobs for the Sierra region.
  • SureFire, a manufacturer and distributor of military and defense products, moved its weapon magazines and clips division to Reno. The company will employ about 12 people and will begin operations in December after closing on its lease.
  • EMCO High Voltage Corp., a Jackson, Calif.-based designer and manufacturer of high-voltage power supply units found mounted on circuit boards all around the world, expanded its operations to Minden. Upon opening, EMCO will employ seven to 10 people with a one-year employment estimate of 20.
  • Tech Spec from El Dorado Hills, Calif., a design, development and engineering company that manufactures motorcycle components, will employ four at its Minden location.
In addition to the relocations, two expansions also recently began:
  • North Sails, located in Minden, is having a 53,000-square-foot facility built by Central Sierra Construction and will be adding 25 new jobs in Douglas County. The Minden facility constructs sails for the America's Cup competition.
  • Continuum Packing Solutions, a contract manufacturer serving the food and beverage industry, recently located to Douglas County. The company, which employs 20 people, is planning its expansion, which will bring on another 10 to 12 employees.

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