Paper-products conventer sets move to Reno from California

RiteMade Paper Converters relied on the expertise of volunteers from Northern Nevada Development Authority when it decided to move to northern Nevada.

The company headquartered at Kansas City, Kan., said last week it leased 40,000 square feet from ProLogis at 900 North Hills Blvd. in Reno and will open a manufacturing plant.

The company expects to employ 20 at the plant. RiteMade manufactures the rolls of paper used to create receipts in cash registers or automated teller machines.

It's moving the facility from Richmond, Calif., and selected northern Nevada over possible locations in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Utah.

Stephen Schwartz, president and chief executive officer of RiteMade, said the company chose Reno because of Nevada's business climate and because of the availability of good manufacturing space in the region.

NNDA, which began working with RiteMade in October, provided detailed analysis through a team of volunteers led by David Thompson, a certified public accountant with Barnard, Vogler & Co.

Bryan Gardner of Reno Property Management, a member of NNDA's commercial real estate team, worked with the company to find the north-Reno location.

RiteMade will begin the move from northern California in early August and expects to begin operations at the new facility in October. It had operated at Richmond for 40 years.


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