OLE Mexican Foods and the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) announced the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Reno at a press conference last week at John Ascuaga’s Nugget. The move will bring approximately 350 manufacturing and distribution jobs to Reno in the next few years.
OLE Mexican Foods opened up shop in Atlanta when founder Veronica Moreno decided to go into business selling homemade tortillas 25 years ago. With a passion for entrepreneurship and her family run business, she grew the company to become a premier manufacturer of superior Mexican food products. With large name brand customers the company has now opened several facilities located in multiple states in the U.S.
OLE expanded West in 2013 and chose Reno as its central location for distribution to their customers on the West Coast. They are currently preparing their building to begin producing fried products initially, adding tortilla production lines in the near future.
Setting the stage for even larger growth, Moreno said, “We currently employ approximately 2,000 people, we hope to build a great production facility and employ more than 500 people in Nevada. And while there is a lot to do before we reach that number, we did it in Dallas and Atlanta, and we can do it in Nevada.”
City of Reno Mayor Bob Cashell, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development Mike Skaggs, Washoe County Commissioner David Humke and EDAWN Incoming Chair Steve Anderson joined EDAWN CEO Mike Kazmierski in welcoming OLE Mexican Foods to northern Nevada at a press conference attended by local residents, business owners and journalists.
Partners who were integral in the relocation of OLE included: the State Governor’s Office of Economic Development, City of Reno, Carole Brill with Miller Industrial Properties, Aiman Noursoultanova with CB Richard Ellis, Brad Woodring with NV Energy and Nevada Job Connect’s John Parel.
“What an exciting way to welcome the holidays,” said Mike Kazmierski, CEO of EDAWN, “Ole is a growing company that is a great fit for our region and will be adding 350 manufacturing and distribution jobs in the near term, with the potential for many more jobs in the future.”
The announcement is one of the largest job counts EDAWN has had in the past ten years and will be another quality company for Nevada residents to work with. The company provides an attractive environment for future employees, offering opportunities for promotion while retaining the feel of a family run business. OLE has already begun staffing various functions that include competitive wages and an excellent benefits package. Prospective employees can visit Nevada Job Connect at www.nevadajobconnect.com.
The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada is a private/ public partnership established in 1983 committed to recruiting, expanding and supporting newly forming quality companies that bring jobs to the region and have a positive impact on the quality of life in Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe.
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