Five companies, possibly 100-200 jobs coming to Carson City area

An announcement of five new Carson City-area businesses was on the menu for today’s Northern Nevada Development Authority breakfast meeting.

Ranging from a one-year-old startup expected in Carson City to four larger firms in Douglas County, the businesses will have more than 100 employees after establishing here and could grow toward 200 as full production is reached. This prompted a development authority spokesman to say recruitment is going well for NNDA.

“It’s probably the best quarter we’ve had on job announcements since 2007-08,” said Lee Bonner, authority communications director.

The firm moving to Carson City from Fresno, Calif., is American Impact Sprinkler Co., which manufactures a brass impact sprinkler for agriculture with American-made components. Full production is expected by early summer, with a half-dozen new employees hired this year, according to the Development Authority. It will be at 2000 Arrowhead Drive.

Cristek Interconnects, a 28-year veteran of aerospace and defense industry manufacturing that will be in Douglas County, is expected to employ the most people of the five companies. It intends to transfer its corporate headquarters from Anaheim, Calif., to Northern Nevada, the NNDA said.

At full production, NNDA reported, Cristek will hire 90 people in Douglas County. Until now, the privately held firm’s operations have been in Southern California and Lowell, Mass.

Eastbiz, which specializes in mail forwarding and shipping, is going into an 88,000-square-foot Minden facility and intends to hire 30 people initially, and up to 60 in the first two years. This is part of a major expansion plan for the firm’s West Coast operations, according to the Development Authority.

Global Aqua Solutions makes a proprietary chemical to blend with others. The company’s new Minden facility will mix the base product and do the blending. The base formulation is organic, biodegradable and non-toxic. The formulations are similar, though some parts aren’t organic. The formulations are neither explosive nor flammable.

Global Aqua anticipates hiring 15 employees when at full capacity, NNDA reported.

Franklin Armory, in operation more than two decades, specializes in legal firearms for restrictive jurisdictions such as California and also builds full-feature firearms for use in other states.

It will hire between 10 and 20 workers in the first year in Douglas County, according to NNDA, which also said the firm uses only American-made parts and materials.

The Development Authority was set to make the announcement during a 7 a.m. breakfast meeting today in the Carson Nugget, 507 N. Carson St., at which three state officials were slated to speak. They are Attorney General Catherine Cortez-Masto, Secretary of State Ross Miller and Treasurer Kate Marshall.

Cortez-Masto was to discuss the Home Again Nevada homeowners’ relief program and her legislative effort to combat sex trafficking. Miller was to discuss his office’s business portal on the Web, and Marshall was slated to share information on her scholarship program for children entering kindergarten.


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