(North Las Vegas, Nev.) — Peter Mouskondis, president and chief executive officer of Nicholas & Co., announced that plans have been completed to open a distribution center in the city of North Las Vegas, Nev.
“This is an exciting time for Nicholas & Co.,” said Mouskondis. “For over 70 years we’ve serviced our customers from our Salt Lake facility. In that time we’ve grown to service customers in eight states with over 500 team members. With the completion of the planning phase, we are proud to announce that construction will soon begin on our Las Vegas distribution center. This will provide our customers with improved service and strengthen our position in the marketplace so we can offer the special services we’ve built our family-owned company on.”
Nicholas & Co. had recently been approved for a Nevada Catalyst Fund. The fund provides economic incentives for companies considering development in the state of Nevada. Nicholas & Co. is based in Salt Lake City, Utah, but has done business in and around the Las Vegas area for over a decade. The opportunity to increase service to customers and the continued growth in this marketplace makes expansion desirable.
“Nicholas & Company’s decision shows all of us that AB449 has worked for Nevada,” said Tom Skancke, president and chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance. “Two years ago, our legislative leaders and governor came together to modernize our economic development system. Today, we see the fruits of those efforts. In the coming months, Nicholas & Co. will hire nearly 100 people in North Las Vegas. Nicholas & Co. is expanding into Nevada because of our infrastructure, our high quality of life, and our friendly business climate, but the simple fact is that we would not have attracted this company without the robust package of incentives that AB449 enabled. On behalf of the LVGEA, I’d like to welcome Nicholas & Co. to Nevada.”
Founded in 1939 by Nicholas Mouskondis and continuing through its current third-generation leadership, Nicholas & Co. prides itself on delivering the highest quality products and services to valued customers. The focus on customers and team members has earned the company numerous awards; including the Best of State for food distribution awards in 2003, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, and recognized as the Best Company to Work for in 2005 and 2011 from Utah Business Magazine. Nicholas & Co. has a business culture focused on creating mutual success with customers. They employ a team of food service experts, state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge technology and exemplary food safety practices.
Mouskondis added, “At Nicholas & Company, we take pride in our culture and practice ‘Philotimo’ each day — a Greek word meaning ‘the love of honor.’ We think this captures the true importance of hospitality. We value our genuine partnerships and have a passion for serving people. That’s our family recipe for success!”
About Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance
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