A new column for 2016, Welcome to Nevada will highlight some of the state’s newest companies. With a goal of celebrating economic development achievements and the diversification of the Silver State’s economy, the editorial staff at Nevada Business Magazine will publish some of the new companies that have relocated or started in the state and feature them in the Welcome to Nevada section.
Investing $1.5 million in building improvements to its new facility, is bringing 63 jobs to Clark County. The company provides personal wellness products and will use their Southern Nevada facility to design, formulate, fulfill and market their products to customers in 64 countries.
CJ Pony Parts
Founded in 1985 CJ Pony Parts is building their largest distribution center in Las Vegas. CJ Pony Parts is one of the oldest Mustang car part accessories retailers in the world. The facility is expected to allow the company to fulfill product shipments to as many as 65 percent of their customers in the U.S. within a two-day period. The company expects to hire 75 employees in the next five years.
Premium Waters, Inc.
A water company, Premium Waters, Inc. has announced plans to locate a bottling and distribution facility in Southern Nevada. The company, which is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN will use the Nevada facility as a base for distribution west of the Rocky Mountains. The company is anticipated to hire 29 employees and invest $10.7 million into equipment.
AZZ Galvanizing Services
Expected to open this month, AZZ Galvanizing Services is finalizing their new plant in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center near Reno which is the latest in a network of 43 hot-dip galvanizing plants for the company throughout North America. The company specializes in an environmentally conscientious process of protecting steel from decay. AZZ expects to hire as many as 60 employees in the first two to three years and is working to fill production, maintenance and administrative positions.
Quality Bicycle Products
An international wholesale distributor of bicycle components and outdoor gear, Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) has opened a 75,000 square foot facility in Reno. The warehouse was chosen strategically, allowing the company to expand its one-day delivery service to a network of independent retailers throughout the West. QBP expects to hire for at least 50 warehouse, customer service and sales related positions.
Expecting to hire up to 50 new employees, Franzen-Hill, headquartered in Tulare, CA, has opened a new base operation in Reno. The company will support construction, maintenance, servicing and compliance testing for the petroleum industry and has been in business since 1971. The new employees will have an average wage of $26.27.