Four new companies to open in Reno
The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada recently announced that four new companies have relocated to the Reno area. Collectively, they will add up to 55 new jobs to the local economy.
Among the reasons for choosing the Reno area to relocate were lower operating costs, business-friendly environment and proximity to a large West Coast customer base. The companies are:
•Meri Meri. The business designs and distributes party supplies, stationery, greeting cards and gift items that are sold worldwide to individual consumers and the finest retail stores. Meri Meri is opening a new distribution center on Aircenter Circle in Reno and expects to hire 10 employees. The company is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area.
• Indy Hanger. The firm is a manufacturer of high quality, “no rust,” industrial grade, galvanized hangers that are environmentally-friendly fabricated. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Indy Hanger will be opening its doors on Spice Island Drive in Sparks and plans to begin shipping in September. The company expects to hire 20 employees.
•eTailer. The company provides online sales of popular ice creams, gelatos, sorbets, pies and accompaniments. The company began in 2002 in Door County, Wisconsin and continues to grow its services by adding a West Coast distribution center on Sutro Street in Reno. The West Coast center will also be using its 125,000 cubic feet freezer for a frozen storage rental business. eTailer is hiring up to 15 employees at its new location.
•Southern Prosthetic Supply. The world’s largest distributor of orthotic and prosthetic supplies stocks more than 330,000 products. The company will be moving into its new distribution center on Aircenter Circle in Reno and shipping its first product from this location in September. It plans to hire up to 10 new employees.
“These four new companies are small individually but collectively, they create 55 new jobs to the region and provide an array of diverse opportunities to job seekers in the area,” said Mike Kazmierski, president and CEO, EDAWN in a statement.
“It is no surprise that these distribution and manufacturing companies are finding the Reno-Sparks area as the best place to be for operations in the West.”
The introductory 80-hour program — announced in May as one solution to Nevada’s oft-lamented skilled labor shortages — is designed to train people in construction, building maintenance and related trades.