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Custom Industrial Equipment Manufacturer Opens Headquarters in Sparks


According to The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN), Cam-Concept USA, an industrial equipment manufacturer has opened its U.S. headquarters in Sparks, Nevada. The company plans to hire 10 employees with an average wage upwards of $28 per hour. Open positions include machinists, welders, engineers, and sales team members.

Cam-Concept USA has teamed up with Jean-Pierre Renaudineau and his wife, Helene Simard from East Coast Canada. They both have 10 years experience manufacturing industrial equipment, such as hook lift trucks, cam-lift trailers, and agro-lifts. Additionally, Renaudineau and Simard developed the Cam-Lift, which is a hybrid between a trailer and a hook lift system.

The customizable system can be adapted to different vehicles, such as a mini-lift for pickup trucks or even a 40,000 capacity JIB hydraulic system. These lift systems are used worldwide in construction, waste disposal, landscaping, roofing, aviation, and agriculture.

“The demand for Cam-Lift products continues to grow in the U.S. and we made the business decision to open our independent U.S. headquarters and a central U.S. distribution point in Northern Nevada that is dedicated solely for our U.S. customers,” said Jacques Simard, Vice President of Cam-Concept USA. “The Sparks location on Glendale Avenue will initially serve as our U.S. distribution point with Cam-Lift systems still being made in Quebec. “If everything goes as planned, we will begin manufacturing in Sparks around the second half of 2016.”

“On behalf of the City of Sparks, I want to welcome Cam-Concept to our community,” said Sparks Councilwoman Julia Ratti. “Cam-Concept is an excellent fit for the Sparks industrial area that offers a vibrant environment for industrial and light manufacturing enterprises. We wish them great success in Sparks,” she said. “I also want to salute EDAWN for their continued efforts on building our regional economy and helping to facilitate Cam-Concept’s opportunity to expand here in Sparks,” Ratti added.

Erin Meyering
Erin Meyering
Erin Meyering is the Communications Specialist at Carson Tahoe Health. She previously worked as the Associate Editor of edible Reno-Tahoe magazine. After graduating from the Reynolds School of Journalism in 2014, she avidly pursued making writing and designing her career. On top area freelancing, she enjoys spending time doing yoga and hiking with her 75-lb lab/boxer mix, Biscotti.