Companies Recognized for Their Valuable Contributions

RENO, Nev. (October 13, 2016) – The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN), dignitaries, community guests and Title Sponsor Server Technology celebrated today the contributions and successes of existing primary companies in the Greater Reno-Sparks area at the 5th Annual Existing Industry Awards Event held at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

More than 50 companies from Washoe County, the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center and Fernley, were recognized for their valuable contributions. The nominations were open to all primary companies doing business in the areas served by EDAWN.

Congratulations to The Winners!

2016 EDAWN Existing Industry Awards

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


Founders Award Small

Davidson’s Organics

Founders Award Large

Jensen Precast

Leader In Sustainability Small

Speed of Air

Leader in Sustainability Large


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



“The existing primary companies in Northern Nevada make up the backbone of our regional economy. While these primary companies represent less than 5% of the companies in the region, they are responsible for approximately 50% of our jobs, and essentially drive our economy. This event provides an opportunity to the community to thank these companies and let them know we truly appreciate their investment, commitment to the region and their many contributions to our economic vitality” said Mike Kazmierski, CEO of EDAWN.


About EDAWN:

The Economic Development Authority off Western Nevada is a private/public partnership established in 1983. EDAWN is committed to adding quality jobs to the region by recruiting new companies, supporting the success of existing companies, and assisting new forming companies to diversify the economy and have a positive impact on the quality of life in Greater Reno-Sparks.

Media Contact:
Norma Yamaji, Associate, Business Development