RENO, Nev. (Oct. 16, 2014) – The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN), AEW Capital Management and Panattoni Development Company, Inc. announced today at a groundbreaking ceremony that Petco, a San Diego-based company and leading national pet specialty retailer, is constructing a new Distribution Center  in Reno, Nevada. The new facility is expected to bring up to 150 jobs to the area.

The facility will boast more than 770,000 square feet of space and support retail stores in Petco’s Western region, as well as the company’s e-commerce customers shopping at Petco.com. The company plans to fill a number of full-time and part-time positions at the new Distribution Center, including managerial, engineering, maintenance, finance, human resources, clerical and warehouse jobs.

Panattoni Development started construction on the project in September 2014, with completion scheduled for May 2015. The state-of-the-art facility will include energy-efficient infrastructure in order to obtain LEED Silver designation.

“This new Distribution Center is another exciting miles