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New printing facility to employ 175 within 5 years



edawn-2331192-1429998Garlock Printing & Converting Corporation and the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) have announced the opening of a new flexographic printing facility at their location off Woodland Avenue in Reno. The move will bring approximately 175 jobs to Reno throughout the next five years, including 17 jobs within the first six months.

Garlock is a world-class printer/converter with operations in Massachusetts for 27 years. Their East Coast facility employs 315 people, and their expansion west will broaden their market and aid their logistics. With their 24/7 operation, Garlock produces packaging for a variety of industries including snack food packaging, fresh cut produce packaging and even pet food. Their focus is continual quality improvement and extensive training for all employees. Many of Garlock’s employees have over 20 years of service experience and seek the work environment Garlock provides which encourages career advancement and hiring from within.

“The decision to expand into Reno was easy,” said Peter Garlock, CEO. “The Reno/Sparks area is an excellent location for our West Coast facility for many reasons, including proximity to our customers, access to a skilled and diverse workforce and a business friendly government that understands community investment.”

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, city of Reno Mayor Bob Cashell, Washoe County Commissioner Marsha Berkbigler and EDAWN Board Chair Steve Anderson joined EDAWN CEO Mike Kazmierski in welcoming Garlock to northern Nevada at a press conference attended by local residents, business owners and journalists.

Partners involved in the relocation of Garlock include Michael Hoeck at NAI Alliance, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Brad Mamer, Brad Woodring with NV Energy, John Parel and the team at Nevada JobConnect, Rhea Gustafson with Nevada Industry Excellence, John Handzo with NSBDC, Deb O’ Gorman with Truckee Meadows Community College and listing broker Fred Miller with Dickson Realty.

“Another great company chose Reno-Sparks for their West Coast operations,” said Mike Kazmierski, CEO of EDAWN. “We are excited to be able to attract another company from the East Coast as we work to get Reno-Sparks on the radar of companies looking for a great business location in the West.”

Garlock Printing & Converting Corporation is committed to attracting a retaining a high quality workforce. The majority of their employees have significant manufacturing experience and appreciate the internal hiring structure and the excellent benefits package. To retain quality employees some of the benefits includes medical, dental, life insurance, disability, 401(k) and more. Prospective employees can visit Nevada Job Connect at www.nevadajobconnect.com.

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