New distribution centers moving into airport district
More companies are recognizing Reno as a prime location for West Coast distribution centers as two companies recently announced new distribution locations — US Cabinet Depot and Cintas Corporation —and a third company — Legacy Sports International — relocated to a larger facility. All three will be in the Airport District of Reno.
Georgia-based US Cabinet Depot will move into a 126,268-square-foot building at 1381 Capital Court in Reno beginning October 1.
Company CEO Steven Xu said it should be open for business in late October and employ about 13 people.
Xu worked with Tom Miller of Miller Industrial Properties to seal the deal, making Reno its West Coast distribution center.
“Reno has a lot of tax benefits (and) also is business friendly,” Xu said.
Miller said the process from initial search to lease contract took only several weeks.
The company had also looked to expand to New Jersey, but will indefinitely put that move on hold to concentrate on the Reno center, Miller said.
US Cabinet Depot began in 2012 and sells residential cabinetry in several contemporary and traditional styles and finishes. Its main warehouse is near Atlanta and the company sells to both dealers and the public across the country and in Canada.
Cintas Corporation leased a 20,000-square-foot space at 1312 Capital Blvd. suite 102, NAI Alliance announced recently.
Founded in 1929, Cintas is a leading supplier of identity uniform programs, providing entrance and logo mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products and services and industrial carpet and tile cleaning. They operate more than 400 facilities in North America.
NAI Alliance represented the property owner while CBRE represented Cintas in negotiating the space.
Legacy Sports International leased 50,000 square feet of distribution space at 4674 Aircenter Circle in Reno.
The move nearly doubles its space from 26,000 square feet divided into several spaces on the 4700 block of Longley Lane in Reno. The company has been in Reno about 10 years, said Kevin Reid, of Capurro & Reid, who represented Legacy in the transaction.
The company, which distributes civilian firearms and accessories, will take possession of the building in November.
Sister company Reno Cerakote & Hydrographics will make the move with Legacy.
“They’re moving because of the growth of both companies,” Reid said.
The Reno Cerakote applies a durable, protective coating known as Cerakote to firearms, automobiles, boats and similar items, and hydrographic designs, also known as water transfer printing to the same kind of products.
NAI Alliance represented the landowner in the lease agreement with Legacy.
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