RENO, Nev. (July 27, 2015) – Industrial Lighting Products, today announced the opening of a new advanced manufacturing and distribution center in Reno, Nevada. With six (6) employees to start, ILP anticipates creating a total of 20 jobs by the end of year two. They are also bringing an initial investment of $60,000 in capital equipment to their new operation located on Rock Boulevard. ILP’s short term goal is to grow to full product manufacturing like its primary location in Florida, which will increase the capital equipment to roughly $500,000.
Since its inception in 2003, ILP has been focused on manufacturing high efficiency lighting products for a wide variety of commercial applications, providing a comprehensive line of fluorescent, induction, and LED fixtures on the market. The company’s growing customer base is largely due to development of energy efficient lighting fixtures using LED technology. ILP’s customer-base currently spans the entire U.S., Canada, Central and South America and includes well-known companies like Chrysler, Duracell, Black and Decker, 3M, Dannon and Walt Disney World.
“The new Reno facility will allow us to be strategically located to better meet the needs of our West Coast customers. Lower operating costs and a business-friendly environment were also key factors in our decision to move to Reno”, said Torey Brewer, Regional Manager, ILP. “We are in a building mode now but we forecast our operations to ramp up quickly as we continue to accommodate the demands of the western market. We are currently utilizing the resources of Chartwell Staffing Solutions for our employment needs and we will continue to do so as we are very pleased with the result.” www.ilp-inc.com
“It is my pleasure to welcome Industrial Lighting Products to the Biggest Little City,” said Oscar Delgado, Reno City Council Member and representative of Ward 3, where the center will be located. “Their arrival proves that Reno is appealing to companies of all sizes, as a diversity of industries in the areas of technology and advanced manufacturing continue to find homes here. We want to ensure that this continues to happen. One of our new strategic priorities as a City Council is to promote and foster an efficient business environment, and we recognize that supporting businesses will be a key to our city’s future success.”
“Industrial Lighting Products’ expansion into the Reno-Sparks area is exciting and a confirmation that this is a great place for business”, says Mike Kazmierski, President and CEO, EDAWN. ”National companies like ILP add to the diversification of the region and affirm the increasing recognition across the country that Northern Nevada is becoming the advanced manufacturing hub of the West. It’s especially impressive to see the company’s energy efficient products that not only save consumers and businesses money in the long run and are good for the environment. ”
Several business partners that assisted ILP in their decision to establish themselves here include, CBRE, Dan Buhrmann, Nevada Job Connect, John Parel, Nevada Industry for Excellence, Rhea Gustafson, Truckee Meadows Community College, Jim New, Chase International, Leah Wagner and Cyndi Dawson.
ILP will hold a Grand Opening on September 9, 2015 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm to introduce themselves to the Reno/Tahoe/Sparks and neighboring business communities with an invitation to come by and take part in a facility tour, industry specific activities, enter to win door prizes and more. If interested in attending, please contact Laura Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (775) 856-3525.
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-Tahoe.
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