RENO, Nev. (October 23, 2015) – The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) has announced that Quality Bicycle Products, an international wholesale distributor of bicycle components and outdoor gear will open a new western distribution center in Reno, Nevada in December. QBP plans to fill up to 50 warehouse, customer service, and sales related positions.
The new 75,000 square foot Q-Reno facility on Lear Boulevard and is strategically located for expansion of one-day delivery service to its network of independent retailers in California, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Arizona, Oregon, and Washington. The warehouse will stock QBP in-house brands and other well-known brands for the cycling enthusiast.
“Offering an expanded level of service to our western U.S. dealers is a huge step forward in our ongoing commitment to serving the local bike shop,” said QBP’s president, Rich Tauer. (Quote from QBP press release.)
“It’s with great excitement that we welcome yet another distribution center to north Reno,” said Paul McKenzie, Reno City Council Member and representative of Ward 4, where the new center will be located. “Not only does it create vital jobs in our region, it supports the Reno City Council’s mission of promoting a healthier community.”
“As the popularity of cycling continues to grow globally and locally here in Reno, what better place to establish this new distribution center than in our own backyard where thousands of cyclists and bicyclists call home,” said Mike Kazmierski, President and CEO of EDAWN. “We want to thank Quality Bicycle Products in their decision to make Northern Nevada their new home.”
OnTrac, a local delivery service provider in Reno was instrumental in QBP’s decision to move here and facilitated the connection with EDAWN. QBP is partnering with OnTrac for their over-night ground service. Greg Shutt and Chris Fairchild from Colliers International brokered the property transaction.
See http://www.qbp.com/careers for available employment positions.
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, Business Development