Winners Announced at the 11th Annual EDAWN Existing Industry Awards Event

The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN), dignitaries, community guests and Title Sponsor, Western Turf and Hardscapes, celebrated the success and contributions of existing primary companies in the Greater Reno-Sparks area during the 11th Annual Existing Industry Awards Event, held at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

An impressive number of companies (69) were nominated from Washoe County, Storey County, Reno, Sparks, and Fernley, as well as local nonprofits, and were recognized for their valuable contributions.

“Each year, EDAWN’s Existing Industry Awards celebrate the remarkable achievements of our region’s businesses who make up the backbone of our economy,” said Taylor Adams, President and CEO of EDAWN. “These awards stand as a testament to the power of collaboration and innovation, and we’re honored to recognize and showcase their resilience, growth, and commitment to our community.” See the full press release

2023 Industry Awards Winners

List of Winners

Tech Innovation Award Nevada Nanotech Systems
Philanthropy Hero – Small PK Electrical
Philanthropy Hero – Large Noble Studios
Employees First Award-Large U.S. Ordnance
Small But Mighty Coalition Snow
Leader In Sustainability-Small Aqua Metals
Leader In Sustainability-Large Patagonia
Manufacturing Excellence Award-Small Triad Plastic Technologies
Manufacturing Excellence Award-Large ARGU America, Inc.
RIX Industries
Engagement With Education Award-Small JK Architecture Engineering
Engagement With Education Award-Large Arrow Electronics
Community Partner Award Reno Housing Authority
Company Of The Year Award-Large Sierra Nevada Corporation
Presidents Award Right To Start

2023 EIA Event Sponsors

Thank you to this year’s Existing Industry Awards (EIA) event sponsors! As a sponsor, your contribution is vital to continue to acknowledge and support the outstanding efforts put forth by companies in our region. We cannot succeed without the generosity of supporters like you.

Title Sponsor

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Venue Sponsor

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Food Sponsor

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Beverage Sponsor

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Award Sponsor

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Video Sponsor

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Photo Sponsor

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Program Sponsor

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View previous year award winners

List of Winners

Tech Innovation Award HORIBA Instruments
Philanthropy Hero – Small River City Logistics, Inc.
Philanthropy Hero – Large NOW Foods
Employees First Award-Small PK Electrical
Employees First Award-Large Elemental LED
Small But Mighty Rowdy, LLC
Leader In Sustainability-Small Outlaw Soaps Inc.
Leader In Sustainability-Large nZero
Manufacturing Excellence Award-Small Halogen Systems, Inc.
Manufacturing Excellence Award-Large Dragonfly Energy Corp.
Trex Company, Inc.
Engagement With Education Award ITS Logistics
Community Partner Award PBS Reno
Company Of The Year Award-Small Atlas Magnetics Co.
Company Of The Year Award-Large Panasonic Energy of North America
Presidents Award Nevada Cares Campus

List of Winners

Tech Innovation ITS Logistics
Covid Champion Custom Ink
Corporate Citizen Small Red Dot Management, LLC
Corporate Citizen Large Monin
Employees First Small Iris Automation
Employees First Large Bombora
Small But Mighty American Duchess
Leader In Sustainability Fulcrum BioEnergy
Manufacturing Excellence Small Nutrient Survival
Manufacturing Excellence Large Haws Corporation
Engagement with Education Small TrainerRoad
Engagement with Education Large Intuit
Community Partner Community Foundation of Northern Nevada
Company of the Year Small Tahoe Trail Bar
Company of the Year Large Nature’s Bakery
President’s Award Artown

2021 Industry Awards Program

October 17, 2019

Tech Innovation Figure Technologies
Corporate Citizen Small KPS3 Marketing
Corporate Citizen Large UPS
Employees First Small Full Tilt Logistics
Employees First Large NOW Foods
Small But Mighty GroupGets LLC
Leader In Sustainability Small Itronics
Leader in Sustainability Large Switch
Manufacturing Excellence ERG Aerospace
Engagement with Education Bender Group
Community Partner 1 Million Cups Reno
Company of the Year Small Davidson’s Organics Teas
Company of the Year Large Alchemy
President’s Award The Village on Sage Street

October 24, 2018

Biggest Little Wow Strykagen
Corporate Citizen Small CVirtual
Corporate Citizen Large Patagonia
Employees First Small Orthopaedic Implant Company
Employees First Large
Small But Mighty HIDEit Mounts, Inc.
Leader In Sustainability Small Creative Coverings Linen Rentals & Sales
Leader in Sustainability Large Haws Corporation
Manufacturing Excellence Small Revision Brewing Company
Manufacturing Excellence Large NOW Foods
Partnership with Education Panasonic Energy of North America
Community Partner NCET
Company of the Year Small Rubik Environmental, Inc.
Company of the Year Large Elemental LED, Inc.

October 24, 2017

Biggest Little Wow Bombora, Inc.
Corporate Citizen Small Full Tilt Logistics
Corporate Citizen Large Server Technology
Employees First Small Healing HealthCare Systems, Inc.
Employees First Large Patagonia
Founders Award Damon Industries
Leader In Sustainability Small Dragonfly Energy
Leader in Sustainability Large NOW Health Group, Inc.
Manufacturing Excellence Small Moment Skis
Manufacturing Excellence Large Sierra Nevada Corporation
Partnership with Education Switch
Community Partner Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County
Company of the Year Small Gyford Productions, LLC
Company of the Year Large Grand Rounds

October 13, 2016

Biggest Little Wow Abaris Training Resources, Inc.
Corporate Citizen Small Kimmie Candy
Corporate Citizen Large ITS Logistics
Employees First Small Noble Studios
Employees First Large CustomInk
Founders Award Small Davidson’s Organics
Founders Award Large Jensen Precast
Leader In Sustainability Small Speed of Air
Leader in Sustainability Large Tesla
Manufacturing Excellence Small CalRamic Technologies, LLC
Manufacturing Excellence Large Server Technology
Partnership with Education Charles River
Community Partner Nevada Industry Excellence
Company of the Year Small Drone America
Company of the Year Large Clear Capital

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Existing Industry Awards!

We truly appreciate your investment and commitment to the region.

Biggest Little WOW: Filament

Corporate Citizen Award: Burkhart Dental

Employees First Award: Advanced Precision Inc.

Founders Award: Sierra Nevada Corporation

Leader in Sustainability: Fortifiber Corporation

Manufacturing Excellence Small Award: Itronics Inc.

Manufacturing Excellence Large Award:  Lincoln Electric Cutting Systems

We Think Local Award: Sports Attack

Community Partner Award: Truckee Meadows Water Authority

Company of the Year-Small: Bristlecone Holdings

Company of the Year-Large: Server Technology

President’s Award: Reno Sparks Cab Co. and Whittlesea Checker Taxi/Bell Limousine

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Existing Industry Awards!

We truly appreciate your investment and commitment to the region.

Biggest Little WOW: Access Event Solutions

Corporate Citizen Small: Computerized Screening Inc.

Corporate Citizen Large: Haws Corporation

Employees First: Fortifiber Building Systems Group

Founders Award: EP Minerals

Leader in Sustainability: Trex Company Inc.

Supply Chain Excellence: AVA Logistics

Think Local Small: AD Hawk

Think Local Large: Belnick Inc.

Community Partner: Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority

Company of the Year-Small: NevadaNano

Company of the Year Large: NOW Foods

President’s Award: Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center

(L. Lance Gilman, Roger William Norman, Don Roger Norman)