NV Energy opens truck barn in Carson City | NevadaAppeal.com

NV Energy opens truck barn in Carson City

NV Energy opened its first truck barn in Carson City on Saturday at East Long Street, and its operations are already on a roll benefiting the community.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the 12-acre vehicle maintenance facility, which enhances service for both company employees and area customers. Construction of the facility took six months to complete.

With winter season approaching, the 10,716 square-foot barn boosts the quality and condition of eight service trucks, protecting it from ice and cold temperatures. Other features include energy-efficient LED lighting and a drought-tolerant landscaping.

The building also contains two mechanic bays and an office. All bays have two garage doors on each end to prevent trucks from backing out, as it was a safety concern in the past said Facilities, Maintenance and Service Manager Ralph Negron.

As for the 80,000 customers in the area — including commercial and large mining operations — this means a faster response time for service.

"This new facility reflects our ongoing commitment to providing exceptional service to the Carson City community and surrounding region," said Paul Caudill, NV Energy President and Chief Executive Officer, said earlier in the week. "The investment we are making here also represents how much we value the work of our colleagues in Carson City."

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During the opening event, employees and members of the community took tours of the facility and a ride in an NV Energy bucket truck. Even Santa attended for photographs and holiday activities.

But some guests brought more than just their loved ones to the event; they also brought items to donate, such as gently used children's books, planners and journals for the Advocates to End Domestic Violence.

Senior Corporate Communications Specialist Sarah Polito said the event was an opportunity for the 38 full-time employees to give back to the community, as well as a way for locals to donate.

"It's a unique twist," she said. "We have a robust community outreach donation program. We always connect with an organization in need."