At Lincoln Electric Cutting Systems, ideas come to life from the white-hot forge of a plasma cutting table. The company, which produces products such as Torchmate and Vernon Tool, is a leader in the design, development, and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc-welding systems, plasma, and oxyfuel cutting equipment.
University of Nevada, Reno Master of Business Administration student Nicolo Monforte and Matt Linder, a University of California, Davis graduate, took home this year’s $50,000 grand prize at the annual Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition for their company, Sturn Designs.
The days when casinos and warehouses dominated the Reno-area economy are disappearing. Instead, manufacturing is by far the fastest-growing segment of the region’s economy these days.
It’s evident that education cannot remain static and neither can it exist as separate from the real world. Rather, experts agree it needs to be made up of a series of interconnected, flexible institutions that reflect the change of Nevada industries and the demands and opportunities of technology.
If you’ve flown on an airplane or sailed on a cruise ship, the odds are that Click Bond has helped make that a safe and energy efficient journey for you.
Click Bond is a family-owned and operated company headquartered in Carson City that creates innovative mechanical hardware solutions for aircraft, cruise ships, naval ships, and even the Mars Curiosity Rover.
It’s a Wednesday afternoon inside Truckee Meadows Community College’s new advanced manufacturing lab, located at the TMCC Applied Technology Center on Edison Way in Reno, which is humming along during a demonstration. The lab is proof TMCC is doubling down on efforts to prepare the Nevada workforce for openings at Tesla and many other companies playing a robot-centric role in the state’s booming advanced manufacturing sector.
For more than a decade, Northern Nevada entrepreneurs and collegians have competed in business-plan competitions— and the results are beginning to show up in the region’s economy. Take a look at Dragonfly Energy. It’s a fast-growing young company in Reno that developed a strong name for itself as a manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries for RVs, boats and off-grid applications.