A global organization specializing in PVC window and door systems and composites for the building industry, Deceuninck North America, broke ground on a new plant in Fernley last year. The plant is expected to open in the second quarter of 2016 and includes 150,000 square feet of extrusion, manufacturing, support, warehose and office space. Deceuninck plans to hire up to 80 employees and invest over $22 million to the area for land, building and equipment.
The international e-commerce company, Ebay, Inc., has announced plans to expand its data center operations in Las Vegas. The company expects a capital expansion of $182 million in addition to several new jobs to the region. The California-based company’s data infrastructure is housed at Switch.
A company working on unique transportation solutions for both cargo and passengers, Hyperloop Technologies has chosen to locate their Propulsion Open Air Test (POAT) on an approximately 50 acre site within the Apex Industrial Park in North Las Vegas. Testing at the facility is expected to begin in the first quarter of this year. Headquartered in Los Angeles with over 72 full-time employees, the company’s Nevada site will help test advanced transportation innovations.
A nationally operating design/build general contractor has opened a new regional office in Las Vegas. The office is being led by longtime locals Nick Kasik and Dax Wood and is the home of the contractor’s western operations. Kirlin Builders is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland and has a diverse portfolio which includes medical, office, bio-research and recreational projects. The firm expects to add as many as 10 full-time project management and administrative support positions for the new office.
A start-up distributor of men’s and women’s casual, dress and performance footwear opened in Henderson late last year. Liuid LLC opened with five initial employees and a capital investment of $1.3 million. The company was founded by Stan Hu, a 15-year veteran to the shoe industry and was supported by the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) with workforce logistics and access to industry trade shows.
A Palo-Alto based game developer has expanded to Southern Nevada. Machine Zone has secured 12,000 square feet of office space in Clark County to launch its Southern Nevada operations. In addition, the company plans to hire 78 people, primarily in technology and back office operation jobs. Machine Zone expects a $50 million capital investment to the area.