Kiley Ranch plant will allow Belimo to boost production

A new 20,000-square-foot western U.S. production facility slated to open in December at Kiley Ranch is expected to help Belimo Americas increase its market share and better serve its western U.S. customers.

Belimo Americas, which makes control valves and actuators for commercial ventilation, heating and air conditioning systems, currently operates out of a 7,000-square-foot facility on East Prater Way in Sparks. The new facility at 1049 Fortunado Loop, scheduled to break ground on June 17, will allow the company to move production of its products from its corporate office in Danbury, Conn.

"Not only have we outgrown ourselves locally, we are continually looking for ways to improve our service for our loyal customers," says Amy Cervantes, project manager for Belimo Americas. "With a larger facility we can accommodate that."

Cervantes says the company initially will move a small percentage of its U.S. manufacturing to the new facility. As local workers master production, the company will increase its manufacturing capacity. Belimo Americas currently employs 13 in Sparks and plans to add more production workers once the new facility is online.

"We are going to transfer our product lines in sectional progression from our Danbury facility," Cervantes says. "Our goal is to gain even more market share in the West by offering a phenomenal lead time of one to two days for large orders. In our industry, equipment lead times range from one week to several months for some equipment, but Belimo offers reduced lead times for no additional fees."

Miles Construction of Carson City is the general contractor on the project, which was designed by BJG Architecture + Engineering.

The building is slated for Gold Certification through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program initiated by the U.S. Green Building Council. Cervantes says 12 to 14 of the 15 required LEED points will come from use of Belimo actuators, motors and control valves.


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