High Desert Truss & Lumber
Erickson Companies recently announced the opening of a home framing manufacturing plant, High Desert Truss & Lumber, in Reno. A construction services provider, Erickson has been serving the Reno market from a California location. Increased activity in Reno’s housing sector has prompted the construction of the new facility. Once fully operational, the facility could add 75 to 100 new jobs to the area.
Through continued collaboration with the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), HIL Applied Medical, an Israeli-based company, has named Reno as the location for its North American headquarters. A leader in the development of high-performance proton therapy systems for the treatment of cancer, HIL Applied Medical is working with UNR to bring together expertise in physics and specialized equipment. HIL Applied Medical will invest in advanced equipment at UNR’s Terawatt Facility.
This solar energy solutions company, based in Silicon Valley, plans to open a 100,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Clark County. The company has developed advanced solar cell technologies, designing and manufacturing hybrid cell products used primarily for commercial and industrial applications such as large rooftop and ground-mounted power plants. The new facility is projected to create 1,000 jobs in the region over the next five years with a capital investment of almost $30 million.
Vegas Sheets, LLC
Estimated to make nearly $20 million in capital investment in the next five years in Southern Nevada, Vegas Sheets, LLC plans to lease 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space in Henderson. The company is focused on creating a presence in Nevada, providing short-run, high graphics corrugated packaging to businesses. The facility is projected to have a service radius of 500 miles, servicing all the western states and east to Colorado and Texas. Vegas Sheets will bring 69 jobs to the region with an average hourly wage of $25.35 over the first 24 months of operation.