Makita U.S.A Plans Operations Campus in Reno, Nevada
The new facility, a $50 million investment, is the company's fifth in the U.S.A. and follows the recent opening of a similar facility in the Dallas region. The complex is located on nearly 50 acres of land with 600,000 square feet of warehouse space fully equipped with operational capabilities.
The complex which plans to open in late fall 2020, increases Makita's operational ability to meet growing market demand with nation-wide two-day ground coverage, so customers receive products faster, officials said.
"Makita is focused on leading innovation and engineering, as well as training and after-sales service," said Joe Blackwell, vice president operations. "These are cornerstones that go back to the earliest days of the company, and the addition of the new Reno facility is focused on fulfilling these promises. Makita is looking forward and we are committed to serving our valued customers."
"The new facility addresses increasing demand that we're seeing across all product categories including construction, cordless outdoor power equipment, automotive and janitorial-sanitation," said Blackwell. "But even during construction in Reno we were still looking forward. The open space adjacent to the building is shovel-ready for planned future expansion."
It's the latest addition to Makita's distribution chain which includes operations in Wilmer, Texas, Mt. Prospect, Illinois, and Buford, Georgia, as well as the Makita U.S.A. home office and distribution center in La Mirada, California. The Buford facility includes a manufacturing and assembly plant, which is one of ten Makita manufacturing facilities worldwide.
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