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Benco Dental to open a distribution center in northern Nevada



Benco Dental, the largest privately owned, full-service dental distributor in the United States, is opening a distribution facility at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center in Storey County.

The company will employ 15 at its 100,000 square foot facility at 625 Waltham Way when it opens at the end of May 2011, including a distribution manager, material handlers, a sales representative and a service technician. Interested candidates should visit the company’s website, www.benco.com/About/Careers.aspx, and fill out an online application.

According to the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN), Benco Dental considered Salt Lake City and other markets before selecting Reno. The company’s relocation represents a one-year economic impact to the region of $1,683,596. It’s estimated that as a result of the new center opening, a total of $331,395 in state and county taxes will be generated in its first year in business.

Benco Dental’s facility at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center is the company’s fifth distribution center in the United States and will serve the company’s west coast customers. Benco Dental’s other distribution centers are located in Dallas, Texas; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Jacksonville, Fla., and at the company’s headquarters in Pittston, Pa.

“We considered other states, including California and Utah, but found the business climate in Nevada friendlier and more accommodating,” said Lou Mangino, vice president of operations for Benco Dental. “Reno’s proximity to the 11 western states and our ability to reach 65 percent of our customers within one day was a selling point, as was the region’s workforce, which we’ve found to be excellent.”

“The opening of our fifth distribution center in Reno positions us as a full-service dental distributor with a nationwide footprint that will allow us to deliver even more value to our dentist and manufacturer partners.” said Rick Cohen, managing director of Benco Dental.

EDAWN represented the company for state incentives at the Nevada Commission on Economic Development, January 18. Other community partners that provided assistance include: Brandon Page and Travis Durfee, Prologis; Tom Fitzgerald, Nevadaworks; Dean Haymore, Storey County; the Nevada Commission on Economic Development and NV Energy.

About Benco Dental: Benco Dental, headquartered in Pittston, Pennsylvania, is the largest privately owned, full-service distributor of dental supplies, dental equipment, dental consulting & equipment services in the United States. Founded in 1930 by Benjamin Cohen, the company has remained family owned and focused on the unique mission of “delivering success smile after smile”. During Benco Dental’s 81 year history, the company has grown from a single storefront location in Wilkes-Barre, PA into the nation’s fastest-growing dental distributor with over 50 regional showroom locations and five distribution centers servicing over 30,000 dental professionals in 40 states.

In 2009, Benco Dental reached a new milestone in the company’s long history by unveiling a 272,000-square-foot corporate headquarters, distribution center and equipment showroom in Pittston, Pennsylvania. Benco Dental CenterPoint houses the largest dental equipment showroom in North America, featuring 25 fully functional operatories, 14 operational digital X-rays including 2D and 3D units, three sterilization centers, design & lab concept suites and a summit training center for continuing education courses. The company has additional distribution centers in Fort Wayne, IN, Jacksonville, FL, and Dallas, TX and will open its fifth distribution center in Reno, Nevada in May of 2011.

Benco Dental provides more supply and equipment options than any other full-service dental distributor, an offering enhanced by a comprehensive suite of services, including office design, equipment repair, practice coaching, financing and real estate planning, wealth management, and dental-specific technology solutions. These services are supported by over 340 professionally trained sales representatives and 265 factory-trained service technicians. Put it all together, and Benco Dental offers all the tools to enable dental professionals to achieve their desired goals for success. For more information, visit benco.com or call 1.800.GO.BENCO.

About EDAWN: EDAWN is a private, non-profit corporation founded by community leaders in 1982. EDAWN works to recruit and expand quality companies that have a positive impact on the quality of life in Greater Reno-Tahoe. Reno was named the No. 1 Place for Doing Business in America 2005 by Inc. magazine. For more information, visit www.edawn.org.

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