ElectraTherm moving to Reno

Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal

Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal

ElectraTherm, a Carson City-based manufacturer that makes waste heat energy generators, will move its operation to a Reno facility by February, said company president Steve Olson on Friday.

The company, which was founded in Carson City in April 2005, decided to consolidate its corporate, testing and sales facilities in Carson City and Mound House manufacturing plant into one, 53,000 square foot building at 4750 Turbo Circle, which is in an industrial complex near the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

Olson said the company considered locations in Carson City, but "we had some specifications that we were looking for and didn't find anything that fit the bill," namely 40,000 square feet of manufacturing space, 10,000 square feet of office space and high dock doors.

The facility also will use a large volume of gas and electrical power, he said, adding the company has been actively searching for a new location since October.

ElectraTherm produces the so-called "green machine," which takes heated water from industrial operations, converting it into steam to turn a 50 kilowatt generator. They sell for about $125,000, with six units already delivered and 20 more on the way.

The company employs 32 people and is planning to add another 12 to 15 employees in the next two months, Olson said.


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