Posted by Heidi Schwartz
Cascade Designs, a manufacturer in outdoor adventure gear, has announced the opening of a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Reno, NV. The company, which has been in business for more than 40 years, is expected to bring up to 100 new jobs to the area. Phased in operations should begin in August 2015.
The majority of Cascade’s products are built at its own facilities in the U.S. and Ireland which allows them to maintain strict control over quality and availability. Through its dedication to innovation and quality products, the company continues to tout the restorative powers of the outdoors through the lasting value of its products making the experience even better.
John Burroughs, chairman and founder of Cascade Designs, explains his company’s decision to move to Northern Nevada. “Reno was selected as the best site for expanding our operations where availability of large buildings, labor, housing and outdoor recreation access were key factors in our decision to relocate. We also looked at Washington and Utah, but Nevada came out on top,” said Burroughs.
“The manufacturing sector has become a key component to our city’s revitalization, as these prominent distribution centers continue to go up in north Reno,” said Paul McKenzie, Reno City Council Member and representative of Ward 4, where the new facility will be located. “As someone who enjoys the outdoors myself, it’s great to see an innovative company such as Cascade Designs join the ranks as one of the leaders of Reno’s manufacturing movement.”
“What a perfect fit for Northern Nevada,” said Mike Kazmierski, CEO of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN). “Cascade Designs will manufacture and distribute their products in a region that is known for incredible outdoor recreational opportunities. In fact, Cascade Designs likely makes gear for most of the ‘1,000 reasons’ touted by the Convention and Visitor Authorities’ tag line,” he added.
Several business partners that worked closely with the company and provided valuable assistance were CBRE-Gordon Zak, ITS Logistics-Mike Crawford, Nevada Industry for Excellence-Rhea Gustafson, Nevada Job Connect-Mark Henderson, NV Energy-Brad Woodring, and On-TRAC-Chris Reed.