Quality Bicycle Products (QBP), an international wholesale distributor of bicycle components and outdoor gear, will open a new western distribution center in Reno, NV. QBP plans to create up to 50 warehouse, customer service, and sales related positions.
The new 75,000-square-foot Q-Reno facility will begin operations on December 10, 2015 and is strategically located for expansion of one-day delivery service to QBP’s network of independent retailers in California, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Arizona, Oregon, and Washington. The warehouse will stock QBP in-house brands and other brands for the cycling enthusiast. In addition to offering one-day service, the new facility will also have on-site sales and customer service staff to serve the company’s Western U.S. dealers.
“Offering an expanded level of service to our western U.S. dealers is a huge step forward in our ongoing commitment to serving the local bike shop,” said QBP’s president, Rich Tauer.
“It’s with great excitement that we welcome yet another distribution center to north Reno,” said Paul McKenzie, Reno City Council Member and representative of Ward 4, where the new center will be located. “Not only does it create vital jobs in our region, it supports the Reno City Council’s mission of promoting a healthier community.”
“As the popularity of cycling continues to grow globally and locally here in Reno, what better place to establish this new distribution center than in our own backyard where thousands of cyclists and bicyclists call home,” said Mike Kazmierski, President and CEO of The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN). “We want to thank Quality Bicycle Products in their decision to make Northern Nevada their new home.”
OnTrac, a local delivery service provider in Reno was instrumental in QBP’s location decision and facilitated the connection with EDAWN. QBP is partnering with OnTrac for its over-night ground service.