Economic Development Team Announces Record Week for Business Relocations and Expansions in Northern Nevada

Dec 02, 2010, 12:54 ET from Nevada Commission on Economic Development

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CARSON CITY, Nev., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lt. Governor Brian K. Krolicki, the Nevada Commission on Economic Development (NCED) and the Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA) are proud to announce that within one seven-day period, five companies relocated to northern Nevada and two other Nevada companies have begun the expansion of their businesses.  

"For the first time since the recession began, Nevada has seen a consistent and notable uptick in relocations and expansions," said Lt. Gov. Krolicki, NCED chair.  "This progress is another step forward in the right direction for the state, and our economic development specialists are continuing to drive and support businesses coming here to take advantage of all our state has to offer."

In mid-November, the following five businesses announced major progress in their relocation to Nevada:

  • Scougal Rubber Corp. – a manufacturer of metal and rubber industrial parts that recently relocated to Storey County. The company will employ 19 to 25 people with an estimated 75 employees by the end of their first year in operations. Scougal occupied a building in the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center.
  • Schluter Systems – a distributor of tile installations, edging and finishing products that also recently expanded its operations into Storey County in the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center. Ultimately, Schluter will create more than 20 new jobs for the Sierra region. Miles Construction, who was a big player in attracting and closing this deal, began construction of Schluter's signature building which will be LEED Certified and will represent a new level of construction for the Sierra Region.
  • SureFire – a prominent manufacturer and distributor of military and defense products moved their weapon magazines and clips division to Reno. The company will employ about 12 people and will begin operations in December of this year after closing on their lease.
  • EMCO High Voltage Corp. – a Jackson, Calif.-based leading designer and manufacturer of high voltage power supply units found mounted on circuit boards all around the world expanded its operations to Minden. Upon opening, EMCO will employ seven to 10 people with a one-year employment estimate of 20. EMCO recently held their grand opening.
  • Tech Spec – from El Dorado Hills, Calif., is a design, development and engineering company which manufactures motorcycle components and is a well-known leader in removable and reusable motorcycle tank grip pads.  The company will employ four at its Minden location.

Besides the relocations, two expansions also recently began. They are:

  • North Sails – located in Minden, Nev. this business is having a 53,000-square-foot building  built by Central Sierra Construction and will be adding 25 new jobs in Douglas County. North Sails manufactures the World's best sails. Their Minden Facility constructs the very technical America's Cup sails. This company is the epitome of the type of "Outdoor Lifestyle Manufacturers" that the county's Ascent Douglas program is targeting with the support of NNDA.
  • Continuum Packing Solutions – is a contract manufacturer serving the food and beverage industry. The Minden-based company recently located to Douglas County with the help of NNDA and employs 20 people.  They are already planning its expansion, which will bring on another 10 to 12 employees.

"We have become one of the leading states in terms of top-notch customer service at all levels. We are helping to make these businesses successful, and a lot of our dedicated service is not experienced elsewhere in the world," said Rob Hooper, executive director of the NNDA.  "This is why we say: The Sierra Region is the peaks, hills and valleys of the front range of the Sierra Nevada, where the climate for business is perfect."

About the Nevada Commission on Economic Development

The Nevada Commission on Economic Development promotes a robust, diversified and prosperous economy based on innovation, human ingenuity and sustainability.  This is achieved through programs including national and international Business Development, Community Development Block Grants, Procurement Outreach and the Nevada Film Office.  NCED has offices at 808 W. Nye Lane in Carson City and at 555 E. Washington Ave., Suite 5400 in Las Vegas.  More information can be accessed at or by calling 800-336-1600.

SOURCE Nevada Commission on Economic Development