If you’ve played on such slot machines as Sex in the City and Wheel of Fortune, you’ve seen the work of Reno’s high-end contract manufacturer, EE Technologies. This local company produced the toppers and lights for those and many other gaming machines. But, that’s not all…the company also manufactured all of the LED lighting in the Ford Fusion—from door handles to the glove box to the multicolored ambient lighting.
NCET recently hosted their Tech Wednesday, a “get to know a local business” event, at LUX dynamics – a fascinating company that has pretty much reinvented florescent lighting. The owner John McCarty, an engineer and gifted metal sculptor, said he and his former partner started looking at lights and asking “why” … as in “why is it made this way, why did they use this type of screw, this type of everything” … what he discovered is that the lights, like most things, evolved over time – and often decisions to use a certain product were made for the wrong reasons – it was on hand, it was cheaper … not to make the product more efficient, more durable or better overall.
In case you hadn’t noticed, something has been happening in midtown Reno. An enterprising young business, Marmot Companies, has been quietly transforming the urban landscape by revitalizing a two-block area of housing near the children’s Discovery Museum. What had become a run-down and undesirable eyesore, Marmot has turned into a pleasantly rehabilitated, vibrant neighborhood in […]
Northern Nevada’s premier technology and entrepreneurial networking event. Join NCET on July 11 for a very special Tech Wednesday when 2010 Governor’s Cup winner Katie Knapp hosts an open house celebrating Bumblebee Blooms Flower Boutique’s first year in business. The evening includes refreshments and some very special Bumblebee Blooms door prizes. Katie opened Bumblebee Blooms […]
Northern Nevada’s premier technology and entrepreneurial networking event. Join NCET for a special Tech Wednesday on May 23 with the Reno Aces sponsored by Universal Value Advisors. The evening starts at the 250 Lounge with an introduction by Universal Value Advisors. Reno Aces General Manager Rick Parr joins us to talk about “The Business of […]
Northern Nevada’s premier technology and entrepreneurial networking event. Join NCET for a special Tech TUESDAY on January 17 as we look at the “The Business of University Sports: Move to the Mountain West” at the University of Nevada, and then watch the Wolf Pack take on Nebraska – Omaha, all included with your Tech Tuesday […]