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Myers Industries and EDAWN Announce 150 Jobs in Sparks, Nev.

Myers Industries and EDAWN Announce 150 Jobs in Sparks, Nev.
New manufacturing company relocates, seeking to fill high paying jobs

RENO, Nev. (August 26th, 2013) – Myers Industries and the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) announced the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Sparks, Nev. at a press conference today at the John Ascuaga’s Nugget. The move will bring approximately 150 jobs to Reno throughout the next five years, including 90 jobs within the first six months.


The Myers Industries Lawn & Garden Group  is the division of Myers Industries relocating to Sparks, Nev. The Lawn and Garden Group is headquartered in Akron, Ohio and serves the horticultural container needs of the North American floricultural/horticultural market.  Its product selection, manufacturing capabilities, quality and customer service rank at the top of the category in the market, which spans professional growers with 150-plus acre greenhouse facilities to regional nurseries to retail garden centers and retail home centers.   


“The decision was easy,” said Chris Koscho, Vice President and General Manager, Myers Industries Lawn and Garden Group.  “The Reno/Sparks metropolitan area is an excellent location for Myers Industries Lawn & Garden Group for many reasons, including proximity to our nursery customers on the west coast, access to a skilled workforce in a diverse and vibrant community, and a government that supports business investment.”  Koscho concluded, “Governor Sandoval’s personal involvement in this project, in addition to his support and leadership are greatly appreciated by the entire Myers Industries team.”


Nev. Gov. Brian Sandoval, City of Sparks Vice- Mayor Ron Smith, Washoe County Commissioner Vaughn Hartung, and EDAWN Board Officer Leigh Goddard, joined EDAWN CEO Mike Kazmierski in welcoming Myers Industries to northern Nevada at a press conference attended by the local residents, business owners and journalists. Partners involved in the relocation of Myers Industries include: Michael Hoeck at NAI Alliance, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Steve Hill, Steve Maniago, Frank Avera and Doug Van Aman, Brad Woodring and Melissa Fritz with NV Energy, John Parel and the team at Nevada JobConnect, Rhea Gustafson with Nevada Industry Excellence, Deb O’ Gorman at Truckee Meadows Communtiy College, and the City of Sparks elected officials: Mayor Martini, Vice Mayor Ron Smith, Council Member Ed Lawson, City Planner Armando Ornelas, and Community Services Director Neil Krutz.


“Another great manufacturing company decided that Reno/Sparks is the place to be” said Mike Kazmierski, CEO of EDAWN.  “Myers Industries will add 150 quality manufacturing jobs to our region which confirms that manufacturing is a great fit for our region and is alive and well in the U.S., especially here in Northern Nevada.”


Myers Industries, is committed to attracting, developing, and maintaining a diverse work force that reflects the nature of their international business. Myers Industries values the total well-being of their employees – financially, personally and physically. The excellent benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, prescription and life insurance, 401(k), paid holidays and vacation, tuition reimbursement and more. Prospective employees can visit Nevada Job Connect at www.nevadajobconnect.com.


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