Peterson Products will move its production facility and headquarters from California to Dayton, the Northern Nevada Development Authority announced Tuesday.
The move will create up to 70 jobs in the region while adding another manufacturer in Lyon County, according to the announcement. The firm is family-owned and a reinforced plastic composite manufacturer in business more than 72 years, said the Carson City-based authority also known as NNDA.
“Northern Nevada has a quality of life that is simply unachievable in the Bay Area,” said Todd Peterson of the firm that was based in Belmont, Calif. He cited high costs, congestion and crime as reasons for that assessment about a better quality of life in this part of Nevada.
Peterson, owner and president of Peterson Products, said he also chose Nevada because of the regulatory environment and the labor market. He said the development authority making the announcement “was there throughout the process and helped to guide us through every step.”
“Peterson Products,” said Rob Hooper of NNDA, “is another great addition to the Sierra Region.” The authority’s executive director added every manufacturer coming to the region increases the area’s industrial capabilities and complements existing businesses here. “Peterson Products has a wide product offering across many different industries.”
Peterson Products specializes in various laminates and can create custom molds or patterns to meet virtually any need, according to the NNDA announcement release. The firm supplies many different industries, including transport, electronics, architecture, marine, entertainment and the medical field, said NNDA. It added the company is known for working with clients during the design phase to bring about sound results.