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Lawn and Garden Company Bringing Jobs Back to Northern Nevada

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A company that left our area in 2009 is coming back to Northern Nevada and bringing more than a hundred jobs with it.

Myers Industries is a lawn and garden business.

We asked the company's vice president, Chris Koscho, why after more than four years of operating elsewhere, he chose to move the company back. He said Governor Sandoval played a huge part.

"He was very supportive, both from a tax incentive basis and also a job training perspective," Koscho said. "We were very interested in the tax landscape here in Nevada, as well as our ability to hire a workforce and quickly train and acclimate them to the workplace."

Koscho said they will hire 90 people by the end of the year. He said the jobs have great benefits and pay well. The average job starts at $43,000 a year.

Myers makes plastic flower pots, hanging baskets, flats, nursery containers and serves the horticulture industry needs in North America.

Koscho said the trees and shrubs industry does tend to move up and down with the housing industry. Of course, the housing market is on the rebound, especially in our area.

Koscho said that's another reason Northern Nevada was a good location for them.

Governor Sandoval said this is the kind of company we need more of.

"It's a very successful company, with a wonderful business model," Governor Sandoval said. "So, it's just a win win win for this area, this company. You know, putting people back to work is my major focus."

In all, the move will bring about 150 jobs to our area.

If you want to apply, head to www.nevadajobconnect.com

Written by Chris Ciarlo

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