Location Search Assisted by Lander Economic Development Authority
Battle Mountain – L&H Industrial, Inc., a global leader in engineering and design, manufacturing and repair, and field services for large equipment in the mining, oil & gas, railroad and other heavy equipment industries, has announced its new field services location in Battle Mountain.
The Lander Economic Development Authority (LEDA) and regional economic development partner Northeastern Nevada Regional Development Authority assisted L&H Industrial in finding a turn-key site with transportation access, three-phase power and shop/office space. L&H Industrial’s new field office is centrally located near the Carlin and Battle Mountain mining districts which help make Nevada the world’s eighth largest gold producer and 12th largest silver producer in the world.
Facility Manager Bart Wood said the company is employing a team of technicians at the new Battle Mountain site with competitive pay rates and benefits. L&H Industrial will focus on mining and mineral processing equipment including machining, welding and repairs along with component upgrades and part sales. With support from the local mining community plans are to grow the new field office, he said.
Jan Morrison, Community Development Director for Lander County, said a former mining service contractor’s site on Trescott Avenue proved to be the ideal location as it was one of the few “ready-to-go” locations in the region with a lay-down yard and metal building.
“We worked with NNRDA to take the location criteria from L&H Industrial and apply those to our site databases,” Morrison said. “Our new partnership with NNRDA proved valuable in quickly assessing the right sites and getting those opportunities to the client in a timely fashion.”
Founded in 1964, L&H Industrial’s headquarters are in Gillette, WY. It has been serving the Nevada mining industry through a field office in Tooele, Utah. which the company has shut down as the Nevada location offers better access to the local mines, which comprise 90 percent of its regional business, Wood said.
About the Lander Economic Development Authority
The Lander Economic Development Authority (LEDA) is an advisory board to the Lander County Board of Commissioners and acts as the lead agency for economic development within the County, including the communities of Austin, Battle Mountain and Kingston. LEDA’s vision is to enhance Lander County residents’ quality of life through a self-sufficient and self-sustaining economy. The key strategies for LEDA are to strengthen, stabilize and diversify the economy through retention, attraction and expansion of business and industry while enhancing local businesses through a variety of support programs. LEDA is looking for new business categories along with serving the mining industry through the attraction of mining supply chain and manufacturing companies.
LEDA is a member of the Northeastern Nevada Regional Development Authority. To find out more about LEDA, log on to www.landercountyeda.org. To learn about the NNRDA, log on to www.nnrda.com.