New Millennium to expand Fallon operations

New Millennium west of Fallon is expanding its operations, according to the Northern Nevada Development Authority.

New Millennium west of Fallon is expanding its operations, according to the Northern Nevada Development Authority.

Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA) announced Wednesday that New Millennium Building Solutions is expanding their Northern Nevada operations in Fallon by recently beginning a two-phase expansion at their current facility.

New Millennium will be hiring up to 17 additional employees during the next six months. Steel Dynamics, Inc., the parent company of New Millennium, purchased the Fallon property along with plants in Hope, Ark., and Juarez, Mexico, for $17 million in 2011. The building west of Fallon was a joist and deck plant before CMC shuttered the operation in 2010.

New Millennium Building Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fort Wayne, Indiana-based Steel Dynamics, Inc., is the second largest provider of steel joists and decking to the United States market and has facilities in seven states as well as one in Mexico. The company takes pride in ensuring the best possible customer experience and project outcomes for its clients by providing superior products that are optimized for their specific application. New Millennium’s Fallon manufacturing facility is currently one of the single largest primary jobs employers in Churchill County with 185 employees.

“The expansion of New Millennium is the first of many enhancements to the economy in Churchill County,” said Robert Hooper, executive director of Northern Nevada Development Authority. “It is very exciting to see New Millennium expand and thrive in this great community, their successes show others what we already know: Churchill County is a great place to do business.”

The first phase of New Millennium’s expansion looks to hire positions including sales representatives, designers, drafters and engineers. Phase two of the expansion will focus on hiring welders, riggers, production and end traffic positions. The new positions created as a result of the expansion will have benefits and an average wage of $29.28 per hour.

“Our corporate culture is what sets New Millennium apart from our competitors,” said Rick Sugg, general manager of Fallon’s New Millennium Building Systems. “Customers are our business and our team is focused on producing quality products in a safe environment, we’ve created a positive attitude that is reflected by our customer’s experience. We have a great team at the Fallon plant and we are excited to see it grow.”

Churchill County Manager Eleanor Lockwood said the area is proud to have New Millennium.

“It is great to see them expand and grow and bring good high paying jobs to our community,” she said.

In the past county officials have touted New Millennium as an integral part to the county’s economic landscape along with the Dairy Farmers of America milk plant, agriculture producers, Naval Air Station Fallon and geothermal.

The New Millennium hiring project has been made possible by a partnership between NNDA, Job Connect, Western Nevada College and Churchill County Social Services through funding provided by a Community Development Block grant a Community Services Block grant award. The project provides workforce training and support for Low to Moderate Income individuals and families to obtain employment.


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