The Notes: Dec. 31, 2018

John Cannito is president and Jeff Ehret is CEO of Penta Building Group.

Eight companies joined the board of the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers:

Aon, based in London, with offices in Las Vegas and 120 countries, is a global professional services firm, providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions.

Atlas Gaming, based in Melbourne, Australia, is a manufacturer of slot machines and games for the global market.

Gaming Publishing/G3 Magazine, based in Burnley, United Kingdom, is a news provider for the global gaming industry through its print edition and the G3Newswire online portal.

Leadman Electronics USA, based in Santa Clara, California, delivers technology products and online logistics management services nationwide.

Posiflex Business Machines, based in Hayward, California, has been a leader in the design and manufacture of point-of-sale and industrial touch terminals and kiosks since 1984.

Synergy Blue, based in Palm Desert, California, is a leading provider of skill-based games and platforms for an emerging class of game players.

TACK Electronics, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is a contract manufacturer specializing in custom harnesses and cable assemblies.

Yogonet, based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, was founded in 2002 and offers a leading business-to-business publication for the gaming industry.

Pamela Ojeda is the North Las Vegas police chief and Gina Gavan is North Las Vegas chief innovation officer. Jacqueline Gravatt of the North Las Vegas Police Department was promoted from lieutenant to captain, and Heath Beaudoin was promoted from sergeant to lieutenant.

Nevada State Development Corporation promoted Sandy Gordon to assistant vice president/business development officer.

The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development board approved applications for 10 businesses, which could mean more than 420 new jobs and $635,280,359 in capital investment for the Silver State. Companies approved by GOED Board:

Aqua Metals Inc. (50 jobs and $1,334,289 in capital investments) is a clean battery recycling company.

Berkley International (28 jobs and $9,204,500 in capital investments) manufactures environmentally friendly molded-fiber packaging products.

• For over three decades, Fox Factory Inc. (50 jobs and $832,500 in capital investments) has been an industry leader in the design and development of high-performance shock absorbers and racing suspension products for snowmobiles, mountain bikes, motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, off-road cars, trucks and SUVs.

Google received approval to develop a $600 million data center in Henderson. The application was filed by Design LLC, a subsidiary of the tech giant. The company applied for tax cuts for a 20-year period, which officials said would generate more than $85 million in state and local taxes revenue during that time. The center would bring about 50 jobs to the state.

Happie Home (51 jobs and $130,000 in capital investments)offers in-home health care technology.

James Loudspeaker LLC (16 jobs and $2,950,000 in capital investments) is a designer and manufacturer of custom installation loudspeaker products.

Owned Outcomes Inc. (12 jobs and $129,000 in capital investments) serves health care providers and payers in their efforts to deliver accessible, affordable and applicable care.

Premium Waters Inc. (12 jobs and $13,676,350 in capital investments) is a manufacturer of private label bottled water.

Redwood Materials Inc. (31 jobs and $3,841,720 in capital investments) is a company that uses sustainable processes to recover materials from post-consumer and post-industrial electronics.

rfXcel Corporation (82 jobs and $625,000 in capital investments) was founded in 2003 and is based in San Ramon, California. It provides software for the pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and other industries to achieve their product serialization, traceability and compliance needs.

Henderson’s 19th annual Economic Development & Small Business Awards recognize projects and people that have made a significant impact on job creation and overall economic impact to Henderson. Winners include:

• Economic Development Project of the Year: Juliet Companies, which was recognized for its development of the Henderson Interchange Center. The class A manufacturing and distribution center features 327,000 square feet and supports more than 250 jobs on site. Juliet Companies attracted prominent companies such as Progress Rail, High Impact Sign and Design, Next Century Rebar and Alpha Guardian.

• Expansion Project of the Year: ProCaps Laboratories, which created 35 new jobs with the development of its third building at the Warm Springs Road location, adding more than 114,000 square feet. The facility is solar-powered and carbon neutral.

Redevelopment Project of the Year: Clark County Credit Union, which completed a significant new construction project this year with the opening of its Henderson branch on Lake Mead Parkway.

• Private Sector Person of the Year Award: Don Ahern, owner of Ahern Rentals, has exhibited a commitment to innovative engineering, research and development that led to the launch of Xtreme Manufacturing in 2015. The Henderson campus consists of more than 330,000 square feet on Eastgate Road. Xtreme Manufacturing employs more than 150 people with plans for an additional 135 new jobs in the next 24 months. Ahern gives back to many local charities throughout the Valley.

• O’Callaghan Public Sector Person of the Year Award: Chris Wallach of Nevada Institute of Autonomous Systems demonstrated a gold standard of excellence in public service for his contributions to the City of Henderson and its economic development mission. In a partnership created with the Henderson Economic Development Office and Nevada State College, the Henderson Unmanned Vehicle Range debuted in January 2017 and has since hosted more than 700 people on the site engaged in demonstrations, trainings and flight tests. This award is a tribute to former Gov. Mike O’Callaghan and his wife, Carolyn.

Quality Demolition Company is helping Marnell Gaming demolish the vacant Bourbon Square building in Sparks.

J. Kevin Bland is chief financial officer of The Parking REIT.

Desert Radiology was recognized as the No. 24 largest private radiology practice in the U.S. by Radiology Business Journal. The imaging company has been on the publication’s “Radiology 100” list for 11 years.

Jay Cline is vice president of stadium operations for Las Vegas Ballpark.

The Green House Project launched a multimillion-dollar, 47,000-square-foot development. The Green House project works to deinstitutionalize nursing home care and is helming the Villas at Centennial Hills, a nursing home with six villas over five acres, featuring private bedrooms/bathrooms and a co-living kitchen, dining room, living room and outdoor spaces.

Raffi Festekjian is Boulder City’s economic development coordinator. Dennis Porter is the Boulder City utilities director.

Destinations by Design, a destination management and event company, established an employee stock ownership plan.

Bank of America now offers a dedicated team for accounting/certified public accountant clients. The team is led by Joyce Smith and Vinetta De La Cruz and includes Kelly Brockman, Violeta Alcantara, Melanie Maviglia, Meg Cruz, Cesar Melendez, Tonya Wagle, James Trunnell and Kimberly Stephens.

The Wolff Company, a Scottsdale-based private equity firm and multifamily developer, opened Revel Nevada, a senior community, at 1525 Wigwam Parkway, Henderson. It offers 146 one- and two-bedroom independent living residences, and two guest suites. It includes a salon and spa, fitness center, movie theater and a restaurant and pub created by chef Beau MacMillan.


This story originally appeared in the Las Vegas Weekly.