LAS VEGAS— Three companies will bring more than 225 jobs to Southern Nevada by 2027 after being approved for state incentives today during the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Board of Directors meeting. The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) provided support and guidance to the companies throughout the approval process.
ENTEK Manufacturing, Beauty Society, and Airgas Safety will expand their companies into Southern Nevada, adding 168 regional jobs within two years and the potential for 229 jobs over the next five years.
“We’re excited to kick off the year by announcing three new companies coming to Southern Nevada,” said Tina Quigley, LVGEA President & CEO. “These companies offer high-quality jobs in industries that are helping diversify the region’s economy, and we look forward to working with our regional economic development partners to continue recruiting new and diverse companies.”
At its quarterly meeting today, the GOED Board approved a total of six companies for incentives in the state, including the three companies expanding into Southern Nevada.
“We are working hard to bring companies to Nevada that are creating good jobs,” said Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, Chairman of the GOED Board of Directors. “Since January of 2019, the 80 companies that have received abatements will create 11,727 jobs over five years. These companies are making $2.1 billion in capital investments and will generate $1.1 billion in new net tax revenues over the next decade.”
GOED works closely with the LVGEA and other regional development authorities across the state to ensure that companies receive the incentives they need to do business in the state.
“The caliber of these companies is very high,” said Michael Brown, GOED Executive Director. “We are seeing major manufacturers moving here that will continue to diversify our economy.”
Learn more about the companies expanding into Southern Nevada below:
ENTEK Manufacturing — 73 jobs, $29.89 average wage, General & Advanced Manufacturing
ENTEK is a leading designer and producer of battery separators for lead-acid and lithium batteries. The company is based in Lebanon, Oregon, and is opening a new 98,000 square-foot facility in Henderson.
“Investment in our new manufacturing facility in Southern Nevada is significant to support our overall company growth plans,” said ENTEK CEO Larry Keith. “It will result in additional capacity for the design and fabrication of new production lines for our separator business, for our turn-key plant and material handling customers, and it will provide increased capacity for wear parts manufacturing.”
The company was approved for the creation of 53 jobs in the first two years of operation, with the potential for 73 jobs within five years.
“The City of Henderson is excited to welcome ENTEK to our premier community,” said Derek Armstrong, Director of Economic Development & Tourism for the City of Henderson. “We look forward to supporting their continued success as a global leader in designing and producing best-in-class battery separators and extruders.”
Beauty Society — 90 jobs, $23.67 average wage, Transportation & Logistics Technologies
Beauty Society is a producer, distributor, and wholesaler of cosmetic and anti-aging skin products. The California-based company plans to establish new office space, and a logistics and distribution center in North Las Vegas. The company was approved for the creation of 60 jobs within two years of operation, with the potential for 90 jobs within five years of operation.
Airgas Safety, Inc. — 66 jobs, $23.39 average wage, General & Advanced Manufacturing
Airgas Safety, an Air Liquide company, is a leading single-source supplier of gases, welding equipment and supplies, and safety products. With incentives approved by GOED, the Pennsylvania-based company is opening a west region distribution facility in Henderson. The new 220k square foot distribution facility will serve the company’s customers in the west and northwest regions of the US. The company would create 55 jobs in the first two years of operation, with the potential for 66 jobs within five years of operation.