RENO, Nev. (Sept. 15, 2015) – The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) and the Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA) has announced that AZZ Galvanizing Services, a global provider of galvanizing services will soon begin construction of a new plant in the Tahoe-Reno-Industrial Center near Reno.  This operation is scheduled to open by January 2016 and will be the latest in a network of 43 AZZ hot-dip galvanizing plants in the United States and Canada. The company plans to hire up to 60 employees over the first two to three years and will initially look to fill production, maintenance and administrative positions.

Hot dip galvanizing is an environmentally conscientious process of protecting steel from decay by alloying zinc on the surface on the surface of the steel resulting in a maintenance-free corrosion protection that lasts for generations. Galvanized steel is found in housing, schools, bridges, guard rails, power transmission poles, highway signs, light poles, stadiums and numerous other applications.

Tim Pendley, chief operating officer of Galvanizing Services of AZZ commented, “We chose Reno because of all the positive economic development in the area. It provides the opportunity to develop this new and untapped market. We’ve been planning the expansion into the Reno area for several years, waiting for the right time to invest in the future of this growing economy. We are very excited to be part of Nevada’s future.”

“This is yet another example of innovation and industry coming to our region,” Marshall McBride, Storey County Commissioner, said.  “With several companies recently making their home here, AZZ will be in good company at Tahoe Reno Industrial Center. We are happy to welcome them to northern Nevada and wish them great success.”

“It is exciting to see that AZZ Galvanizing is using revolutionary technology to treat steel not only in an environmentally-friendly way but also to produce a higher quality product.  This kind of operation further identifies our region as an attractive place for innovative companies,” said Mike Kazmierski, CEO of EDAWN.” AZZ is a great fit for our community and signifies that the advanced manufacturing sector continues to grow and thrive here.”

A special thanks goes to Danny Campos and the NNDA team for their participation and involvement with AZZ as they evaluated our region. Additional business partners that assisted AZZ Galvanizing to establish themselves here include, L. Lance Gilman, LLC, NV Energy, Miles Construction, Storey County Economic Development and Reno Engineering.



The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada is a private/ public partnership established in 1983 committed to recruiting, expanding and supporting newly forming quality companies that bring jobs to the region and have a positive impact on the quality of life in Greater Reno-Sparks.



Norma Yamaji, EDAWN Marketing Coordinator, 775.829.3768,