LAS VEGAS—Three companies have been approved for state incentives to relocate to or expand in Southern Nevada with the assistance of Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA). With approval by Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) board of directors, the following companies will add 367 regional jobs in the next five years: Safe Life Defense, Lithion Battery and GigaCrete.
“We are excited to see these three companies growing in Southern Nevada,” said Jonas Peterson, president and CEO of LVGEA. “Over the next five years, they will bring hundreds of jobs to the area for our residents. It is through assisting companies like these that will help our region recover and thrive once again.”
Safe Life Defense — 275 jobs, $24.75 average wage
Nevada-based Safe Life Defense designs and manufactures body armor and duty gear. The company’s mission is to protect people with quality body armor, to be used as a safety tool, and to provide protection to law-abiding citizens. The company designs and manufactures safety vests, tactical belts, hearing protection, and other safety accessories. The company’s clients include airport teams, law enforcement, security organizations, and bank employees. They are expanding their Henderson operations.
“We are excited for the opportunity to expand our operations in Henderson at Raiders Way. We have experienced significant growth since opening the doors back in 2015,” said Chief Financial Officer David Smith. “We are also very excited to be a company that will be a vehicle to provide employment to many who are out of work and are struggling. We are thankful for the LVGEA’s help for providing their time and resources; they have been great to work with in helping us navigate through all paperwork and incentives that are available to our company.”
Lithion Battery – 42 jobs, $30 average wage
Lithion Battery is currently headquartered in Alberta, Canada. The company is a lithium-ion battery cell/module/pack manufacturer founded and financed in Q3 2020 by battery experts with decades of experience in the lithium market. The company is focused on providing North American-made batteries for the North American and European markets. Targeted applications will include military, aerospace, healthcare, industrial, logistics/warehousing equipment, energy storage and lead-acid replacement products. They are newly locating in the City of Henderson.
“We are incredibly excited to bring lithium cell production to Southern Nevada. The business environment is great and Nevada is at the forefront of battery production in the US,” said Tyler Armstrong, CEO of Lithion Group.
GigaCrete – 50 jobs, $27 average wage
GigaCrete is a Nevada-based company, incorporated in January of 2005. GigaCrete manufactures some of the most innovative, functional, high-performance coatings and high-speed house building systems on the market. The company ships globally to many different countries needing housing and better high impact/abuse-resistant coating solutions. They are expanding within North Las Vegas, where they began operations in 2005.
“Las Vegas is changing and becoming a new hub for all types of businesses,” said the company’s founder Andrew Dennis. “Our near-future plans include a 5,000,000 square foot Eco-Industrial Park, the first of its kind in the world, and LVGEA has been instrumental in making this possible.”