Business Briefs for Sept. 5 |

Business Briefs for Sept. 5

Three new faces at Noble Studios

Carson City’s Noble Studios recently added three new employees to its growing team: Dawson Loudon as a developer, and Arun Karnati and Isaac Reid as development interns.

Loudon will be responsible for website development with additional specialties in Facebook landing page development and e-mail campaigning. Loudon brings more than four years of professional experience as a developer and technology consultant to Noble Studios.

He has worked as a Web applications developer and software engineer for One-to-One Interactive, formerly known as Twelve Horses in Reno.

Karnati, who worked as a webmaster and technical assistant for Associated Students of University of Nevada in Reno, will serve as an assistant developer.

He is an international graduate student from India who is pursing his master’s degree in computer science at UNR. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in India.

Reid, who has more than three years experience as a freelance graphic designer, will work as an assistant graphic artist.

He recently earned his associate’s degree in graphic design from Truckee Meadows Community College. He’s also garnered several student Addy Awards including two Gold, three Silver and Best of Show from the American Advertising Awards.

Carson developer firm wins contract for the Sky Tavern

Shaheen Beauchamp Builders LLC, a commercial contracting firm based in Carson City, has been awarded the contract by the City of Reno for the rehabilitation of the Sky Tavern Ski Recreation Building.

The renovation of the building includes structural upgrades, retrofit of a fire sprinkler system and improvements to the building interior.

The recreational building serves as the lodge for the Sky Tavern Junior Ski Program, Americas oldest and largest non-profit ski and snowboard program.

The project, located on Mt. Rose Highway, is scheduled to commence immediately and be completed late this year in time for the 2011 ski season.

Carson City mining company continues work in Alaska waters

Mexus Gold U.S. of Carson City announced last week it signed purchase contract with Brian Farcy and his 94-foot, twin Cummings powered vessel that will also act as a crew quarters accommodating up to eight people.

The company is recovering cable off the Alaskan coast, pulling up to 10 miles, or 475,200 pounds, of cable per day.

The cable is composed of copper, lead and steel, all salvageable.

In addition, Mexus has contracted Farcy, who has 30 years experience in the industry, to operate the tug.

Mexus also has a contract with Island Tug & Barge Co., for a barge that can hold up to 6 million pounds of material.

“With the purchase of this equipment, and our previously announced contract with PowerCom Services we are ready to rapidly move forward toward collecting cable and starting the generation of multiple revenue streams for Mexus,” said Mexus Gold U.S. president and CEO Paul Thompson.