AZZ incorporated, a global provider of galvanizing services, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and highly engineered services, will build a new hot-dip galvanizing plant near Reno, NV. The 25-acre plant site is located in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center east of Sparks, NV and will be open for business by January 2016.
The Reno plant will be an environmentally friendly, state-of-the-art, 50,000-square foot facility. AZZ Galvanizing – Reno, LLC will employ up to 30 people initially, expanding as demand for high quality hot-dip galvanizing services grows. Employees will include production, maintenance and administrative personnel. Local employment is anticipated to grow to 60 plus people over the course of two to three years.
“We chose Reno because of all of the positive economic development in the area,” said Tim Pendley, COO of Galvanizing Services of AZZ incorporated. “It provides the opportunity to develop this new and untapped market. We’ve been planning the expansion into the Reno area for several years, waiting for the opportune time to invest in the future of this growing community. Upon completion of the Reno facility we will have 43 galvanizing facilities in our network allowing us to provide superior customer service with customized turnaround times that are unmatched in the industry. We are very excited to be a part of Nevada’s future.”
“The addition of Reno to our geographic coverage map, positions us to effectively drive new corrosion protection business in a very important region,” commented Tom Ferguson, president and CEO of AZZ incorporated. “This is an underserved market that features manufacturing and agricultural customers that will benefit from the broad portfolio of metal protection services that AZZ provides. This is a great opportunity and we expect to develop that opportunity to the maximum extent possible.”