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Top 10 Manufacturing Companies in Nevada

Posted by IndustrySelect on Monday, December 11, 2023


Above: A view of titanium supplier Timet's massive VAR furnace. Timet's Henderson location is among Nevada's largest industrial operations. (Photo source: Timet)

Known for its rock-solid infrastructure and business-friendly environment, the state of Nevada is a top destination for manufacturers. The Silver State is famous for its massive mining operations, but it is also home to an eclectic range of companies, including gaming technology manufacturers and the world’s #1 lithium ion battery company

This article will explore the latest facts on the state’s industrial sector and getting to know the top manufacturing companies in Nevada.

Key Facts on Nevada’s Manufacturing Sector

According to MNI, compiler of the industrial information that powers IndustrySelect, Nevada is currently home to 1,572 manufacturing companies employing 54,501 workers. Over the past year, Nevada's manufacturing employment has grown by 3%, fueled by the latest Tesla expansion in Sparks. 

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Top Cities for Manufacturing in Nevada

According to MNI, Las Vegas is Nevada’s largest city based on number of manufacturing jobs, with 17,670 workers.

Read more: Top Manufacturing Cities in the U.S.

Other top cities in Nevada include

Reno (9,314 jobs)
Sparks (8,172 jobs)
Henderson (4,272 jobs)
North Las Vegas (4,226 jobs)

Clark County is Nevada’s largest in terms of manufacturing jobs, home to 32,807 workers. This is followed by Washoe County with 18,537 workers, Carson City County (3,541 jobs), Elko County (3,327 jobs) and Douglas County (2,291 jobs).

Top Industries in Nevada

The miscellaneous manufacturing industry is Nevada’s largest in terms of employment, accounting for 17% of the state’s industrial workforce.

Miscellaneous manufacturing (major SIC group 39) includes a wide range of items such as athletic and sporting goods, artists’ materials, jewelry, toys, musical instruments—and you guessed it: slot machines.

Other top manufacturing industries in Nevada include fabricated metals, accounting for 11% of the state’s industrial workforce. This is followed by printing and publishing as well as industrial machinery and equipment, each accounting for 9%. Food processing is also a major industry in Nevada, employing 8% of the state’s industrial workers.

MNI reports there are 6.579 executive contacts among Nevada’s manufacturing companies, including 670 presidents, 606 owners and partners; 302 vice-presidents and 420 sales, marketing and purchasing executives.

Other facts to know about Nevada manufacturers, based on IndustrySelect’s advanced criteria available to subscribers, include ownership, distribution and other trends. Let’s take a look:

• 2% of Nevada manufacturers are women-owned
• 10% are publicly owned companies
• 11% import raw materials
• 31% distribute their products internationally.

These trends reveal that Nevada is home to twice as many publicly owned companies than the national average for manufacturers (10% vs. 5% nationally) and distributes more of its products internationally (31% versus 29% nationally).

Top 10 Manufacturing Companies in Nevada

Tesla, Inc.3,000SparksNV
International Game Technology1,800RenoNV
Scientific Games Corp.1,500Las VegasNV
Hamilton Co.1,020RenoNV
Bently Nevada, LLC900MindenNV
International Game Technology700Las VegasNV
Silver State Industries616Carson CityNV
Hawthorne Army Depot500HawthorneNV
Konami Gaming, Inc.500Las VegasNV

About the Top 10 Manufacturing Companies in Nevada

1. Tesla, Inc. (Sparks, NV)

Telsa's first “Gigafactory” this massive facility is roughly the size of 107 football fields or 13.6 million square feet to be exact, making it the largest factory in the world. Normally employing 7,000, Tesla reduced its workforce temporarily at this facility 75% during the height of the pandemic. Established in 2016, this location produces car, home and commercial batteries, including large batteries for solar-powered homes, utilities, and businesses.

2. International Game Technology, (Reno, NV)

Not surprisingly, Nevada’s second-largest manufacturing company is the production location for a multinational gaming giant. Employing 1,800 in the town of Reno, this International Game Technology location occupies a 1,000,000-square foot facility where it produces slot machines. Headquartered in London, International Game Technology is a $4.6 billion company that employs 12,000 around the world.

3. Scientific Games Corporation (Las Vegas, NV)

What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what is made in Vegas gets distributed around the world. Scientific Games Corporation produces card shuffling equipment, table games, electronic tables, electronic gaming machines, as well as i-gaming mobile app software development for international distribution. This massive gaming equipment company ranks as the Nevada’s third largest manufacturing company with 1,500 workers.

4. Hamilton Co (Reno, NV)

Hamilton Company excels as a global leader in the design and manufacturing of precision measurement devices, automated liquid handling workstations, and sample management systems. Celebrating over 60 years of innovation, Hamilton operates from its headquarters in Reno, Nevada, and maintains a significant presence with facilities in Massachusetts; Romania; and Switzerland.

5. Bently Nevada. LLC (Minden, NV)

Employing 1,000 in Crescent Valley, Cortez Gold Mines is Nevada’s fourth-largest industrial employer and the nation’s second-largest gold mine. Established in 1987, Coretz focuses on gold mining and production.

6. International Game Technology (Las Vegas, NV)

The second of IGT’s Nevada locations, International Game Technology is a multinational producer of slot machines and game technology, based in London. This location operates as the company’s U.S. headquarters and makes video slot machines. Employing 700, this location is Nevada’s seventh largest industrial employer.

7. Silver State Industries (Carson City, NV)

Employing 616 in Caron City, Silver State Industries is a manufacturer of custom wooden household and office furniture such as desks, sofas, tables, chairs and bookcases. Established in 1970, Silver State Industries occupies a facility of 45,000 square feet and distributes its products nationally.

8. Timet (Henderson, NV)

Rounding out our top ten list is Timet, a major supplier of titanium products. Established in 1950, TIMET supplies nearly one-fifth of the world’s titanium. The company’s worldwide network encompasses 8 mills, and five service centers as well as extensive titanium R&D facilities. This Henderson location produces titanium sponge and titanium tetrachloride, employing 600.

9. Hawthorne Army Depot (Mineral, NV)

Hawthorne Army Depot stands as the largest ammunition storage facility in the world, covering 147,000 acres in western Nevada. It serves as a critical reserve for munitions to be used after the first 30 days of a major conflict. Its storied history dates back to its establishment in 1930, following a directive from Congress to ensure safer storage conditions for explosives.

10. Konami Gaming, Inc. (Las Vegas, NV)

Konami Gaming, Inc., a subsidiary of the renowned Konami Corporation, has been a powerhouse in the gaming industry since 1969. Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, Konami Gaming is known for its innovative video and casino games distributed across the United States.

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Editor's note: This article was orginially published in September 2021. It is updated annually to include new statistics on Nevada's manufacturing sector. 



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