According to the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) and key community partners that assisted the companies, the jobs are skilled positions in manufacturing, logistics and business and financial services and represent an estimated annual economic impact of $7,027,589.
Laddawn, a manufacturer and distributor of custom and stock plastic poly bags and film, is opening a manufacturing facility in Sparks, with an initial hiring of 11 employees when it opens in the first quarter of 2012. The company also has plans to double its workforce here in the first 24 months. The Sparks facility is the company’s fourth manufacturing and fifth distribution center location in the United States and will serve clients on the West Coast, including Arizona, California and Idaho. Based in Devens, Mass., Laddawn has operated a distribution center in Sparks since 2000. The company recently purchased an existing 100,559-square-foot facility at 650 Lillard Drive to accommodate its manufacturing and to continue its distribution operation. The expansion represents an estimated one-year economic impact of $2,546,759.
Work will begin on the Sparks facility this fall, with a goal to begin limited manufacturing operations in the spring 2012. The facility will include a large manufacturing line, capable of producing films larger than 150 inches wide. The product mix will be similar to that produced in Laddawn’s Massachusetts, Iowa and Texas facilities. The company will begin filling the manufacturing positions in late 2011 or early 2012. Interested applicants can apply by sending their resumes to Karen Reardon, 155 Jackson Road, Devens, Mass, 01434-5614.