RENO, Nev. (Mar. 7, 2016) – The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) announced that Cam-Concept USA, a manufacturer of primarily custom industrial equipment and Cam-Lift systems has opened its U.S. headquarters in Sparks, Nevada. The company plans to hire 10 employees at an average wage of more than $28 per hour. These positions include; machinists, welders, engineers and sales.
Cam-Concept USA has teamed up with two individuals from East Coast Canada. Jean-Pierre Renaudineau and his wife, Helene Simard have 10 years experience manufacturing industrial equipment such as hook lift trucks, cam-lift trailers, and agro-lifts. They developed the Cam-Lift, a hybrid between a trailer and a hook lift system that comes in several models. The Cam-Lift is a unique system that can be adapted to a number of different vehicles, from a mini-lift for pickup trucks up to 40,000 capacity JIB hydraulic system. Two and three axle goose neck trailers, utility trailers, skip loaders and a variety of container systems, packers, asphalt systems, platforms, car lifts, airplane lifts, and agri-lifts comprise the bulk of the product line. Cam-Concept lift systems are used worldwide in construction, waste disposal, landscaping, roofing, aviation, and agriculture. 98% of the products made are customized for the client.
“The demand for Cam-Lift products continues to grow in the U.S. and we made the business decision to open our independent U.S. headquarters and a central U.S. distribution point in Northern Nevada that is dedicated solely for our U.S. customers,” said Jacques Simard, Vice President of Cam-Concept USA. “The Sparks location on Glendale Avenue will initially serve as our U.S. distribution point with Cam-Lift systems still being made in Quebec. “If everything goes as planned, we will begin manufacturing in Sparks around the second half of 2016.”
“On behalf of the City of Sparks, I want to welcome Cam-Concept to our community,” said Sparks Councilwoman Julia Ratti. “Cam-Concept is an excellent fit for the Sparks industrial area that offers a vibrant environment for industrial and light manufacturing enterprises. We wish them great success in Sparks,” she said. “I also want to salute EDAWN for their continued efforts on building our regional economy and helping to facilitate Cam-Concept’s opportunity to expand here in Sparks,” Ratti added.
“It is exciting to see a Canadian company identify and then select Reno-Sparks for their U.S. operations and more importantly to serve as the location for Cam-Concept’s U.S. headquarters,” said, Mike Kazmierski, CEO of EDAWN. “With an average wage of $28/hour, this will bring great jobs to Sparks and will add to the exponential growth of manufacturing we are experiencing in the region,” he said.
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The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada is a private/ public partnership established in 1983 committed to adding quality jobs to the region by recruiting new companies, supporting the success of existing companies, and assisting newly forming companies, to diversify the economy and have a positive impact on the quality of life in Greater Reno-Sparks.
EDAWN, Associate, Business Development