Fueling industry service provider Franzen-Hill has opened a new base operation in Reno, the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) announced recently.
The Tulare, Calif.-based company is expected to hire up to 50 new employees at an average wage of $26.27.
“The move to Reno is an ideal opportunity for Franzen-Hill to grow our business and is a perfect location for our base operations to support the Pacific Northwest region,” Steve Moreland, Franzen-Hill general manager, Reno Division, said in a press release. “We are already looking at procuring additional property to expand operations near Reno in the coming year.”
The new facility, located on East 4th Street, will support construction, maintenance, servicing and compliance testing for petroleum industry stations and vehicles.
“It is exciting to see Franzen-Hill, a family-owned business, choose northern Nevada for their expansion location,” said Mike Kazmierski, president and CEO of EDAWN. “It is important to recognize the addition of quality jobs they are bringing to the region and downtown Reno.”
Franzen-Hill’s application for Nevada business incentives was recently accepted by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and was a critical factor in the company’s decision to move to Nevada, according to a press release from EDAWN.
Franzen-Hill, a family-owned and operated business serving the fueling industry since 1971, is currently licensed to provide services in 10 western states, including Nevada.
“We are elated to welcome Franzen-Hill to downtown Reno,” said Neoma Jardon, Reno City Council Member and representative of Ward 5, where the new facility will be located. “Not only does this bring yet another reputable company to our growing region, it also supports the Reno City Council’s strategic priorities of fostering a vibrant downtown and a friendly business environment.”
Local business partners who played an important role in assisting Franzen-Hill with their relocation to Northern Nevada include the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Gilbane Company, Nevada Job Connect, NV Energy, Truckee Meadows Community College and Stark & Associates Commercial Real Estate.