During a press conference at the Nugget Casino Resort last September 25, New Deantronics, a Bay Area-founded medical device manufacturer, announced it plans to build a 200,000-square-foot facility in the Spanish Springs Business Center, located north of Sparks off the Pyramid Highway.
The $40 million in constructing its Reno-Sparks facility, dubbed New Deantronics Nevada USA, will include a research and development center, manufacturing operations, warehousing facilities and a “return for repair” center, said CEO Jane Liu.
New Deantronics, which has its manufacturing headquarters located in Taiwan, had been looking at establishing a U.S. facility for years, said Liu. Previously, the medical device firm considered expanding to Texas, Colorado and Utah before setting its sites for Northern Nevada.
“The decision to establish an R&D and manufacturing center in the Reno-Sparks are is the result of a multi-year location search and supports our ‘Go Global’ vision,” Liu said in a statement. “The support and assistance received from so many people and organizations here convinced us to select Reno-Sparks to be our new home in the U.S.”
Specifically, New Deantronics produces medical devices used in general surgery, neurosurgery, cardiology, orthopedics, and aesthetics. In other words, “most of our products are used in the operation rooms,” Liu said. “I always tease our product line as being from head to toe — from neurosurgery to orthopedics.”
New Deantronics’ Northern Nevada facility — expected to open sometime in 2020 — will reportedly create more than 200 new jobs.