RENO, Nev. (Sep. 24, 2015) – BI Nutraceuticals today announced the opening of a new advanced manufacturing plant and distribution center in Storey County, Nevada  with plans to bring up to 120 jobs to Northern Nevada and be operational by the end of December 2015. The company’s 140,000 sf facility is located in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Park, just east of Reno with $3M million being invested to bring the facility online.

BI Nutraceuticals is the largest manufacturer of botanical ingredients in the U.S., supporting customers in dietary supplements, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, personal care, and pet care products markets. Sourcing these raw materials from over 40 countries, BI processes them into powders, extracts and custom blends. They also manufacture and supply hundreds of products including botanical powders, teas, extracts, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and more. With over 35 years of experience, BI offers extensive sourcing expertise, industry leading quality standards that ensure their products are safe, and innovative manufacturing technologies including Protexx HP™ Green Steam™ Sterilization (sterilized over 75 million kilograms of botanicals over the past 10 years) and Identilok® Species Genus authentication technology and testing methods. They are cGMP compliant as well as SQF, Organic, Kosher, Halal, and Gluten-Free certified.

BI Nutraceuticals has been in business since 1977 and headquartered in Long Beach, California which housed its primary milling services and state-of-the-art laboratories. The company has additional facilities in New Jersey, New York and China.

“Lower operating costs and a business-friendly environment were key factors in our decision to move to Northern Nevada. The new facility in Tahoe Reno Industrial Center also allows us to be strategically located to better meet the demands of our West Coast customers and help us to grow our business,” said George Pontiakos, President and CEO, BI Nutraceuticals.

“We are thrilled to welcome BI Nutraceuticals and their decision to expand here. Companies like this, with such an extensive history in their business field combined with their national and international presence, serve to remind us all that announcements like this are the ultimate “everyone wins scenario.” It is truly a great day for BI Nutraceuticals, Storey County, the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, our entire Reno-Tahoe Region and the Great State of Nevada,” said Marshall McBride, Storey County Commission Chairman.

“BI Nutraceuticals expansion in the Reno-Sparks area is exciting and a confirmation that this region is a great place for business, said Mike Kazmierski, President and CEO EDAWN.” It is important to attract national companies like BI as they grow, because they add to the diversification of the region and support the growing realization across the country that Northern Nevada is becoming the advanced manufacturing hub of the West.  A special thanks goes to Danny Campos at the Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA) for partnering with us to assist the company in their decision to relocate here.”

Business partners that assisted BI Nutraceuticals in their decision to establish their business in Nevada includes, Jones Lang LaSalle- David Cantwell, NAI Alliance-Michael Hoeck, Truckee Meadows Water Authority, NV Energy, Nevada Job Connect, Nevada Industry Excellence and Truckee Meadows Community College.

This important company announcement coincided with EDAWN’s Community Luncheon held at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa and was attended by more than 200 guests, elected officials, local business leaders and business partners. Keynote speakers included George Pontiakos, CEO of BI Nutraceuticals, Adam Kramer, VP Strategy of Switch, Kristi Overgaard, Executive VP Awesomeness of Switch, and Mike Kazmierski, President and CEO of EDAWN.


About EDAWN:

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,