Walkenhorst’s facility under construction
Alston Construction, a general contractor based in Reno, has has tilted the walls for an an 80,000-square-foot, build-to-suit facility for Walkenhorst’s in Sparks.
Walkenhorst’s headquartered in Napa, Calif., provides package delivery services for people who have family members that are incarcerated. It contracts with correctional facilities to offer secure shipments, with approved items, to their inmates. Their catalogs are tailored to the specifications of each facility, to ensure that all items are approved and safe.
The facility, located at 445 Ingenuity Avenue in the Spanish Springs area of Sparks, is the newest distribution center for Walkenhorst’s and will ship products to 15 states.
“The thing that I like most about entrepreneurship is I can work toward something that I’m passionate about and be at the forefront of the change that I want to see happen,” said Priyanka Senthil, a senior at Davidson Academy in Reno and co-founder of startup company AUesome.