North Sails, a manufacturer of sails, has broken ground on a 53,000-square-foot expansion in Minden, Nevada, the Record Courier reports.
"It means we're staying and bringing more and more parts of our business here," said North Sails General Manager Jeff Neri.
The company plans to increase operations by 18 percent and create at least 20 jobs in the next six months. The new plant will include machinery for a new product line called 3Di.
The Northern Nevada Development Authority assisted the company through the expansion. The company was also attracted to the area because of the proximity of the University of Nevada in Reno. The expansion represents a $3 million investment.