Sandvik plans to invest $50 million for new facility in Nevada
Sandvik has announced plan to invest more than US$50 million in the company’s largest US facility to date, in Elko, NV.
Construction will begin in the fourth quarter of 2023 and the new facility is expected to open in 2025. It will cover 5.67 ha (14 acres) and replace the company’s existing Elko office and separate warehouse.
The $51.4 million investment includes larger warehouse and workshop facilities. The new 2,900 m2 (31,250-sq-ft) warehouse will nearly triple the size of the existing Elko warehouse, while the workshop will grow from 1,650- m2 (17,800 sq ft) to 2,325 m2 (25,000 sq ft). The two-story facility will also include 1,280 m2 (13,800 sq ft) of office and training space.
Designed with circularity, waste reduction and carbon footprint top of mind, the completely new facility will include dedicated infrastructure to support battery electric vehicles, a training center, welding areas, a painting booth and a simulator area. The facility will accommodate the current 85 employees with additional capacity for training and growth.
“This facility will be our largest of several branches serving the US mining market,” said Victor Tapia, Vice President, Sales Area USA, Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions. “We are creating a new, modern work environment for our people, and in turn, for our customers, who operate in rapidly changing market conditions with fast-evolving technology. The new building will facilitate increased collaboration opportunities and enable us to better serve our customers for years to come.”