It was a journey that began two years ago when Richard Saute hunted for a location to expand his manufacturing facility.
But there was one place in Nevada he couldn’t get off his mind — Dayton.
Although Cosmetic Enterprises Ltd is based in Pacoima, Calif., the president of the company said proximity was not the most important factor.
“I looked at different states for potential expansion,” Saute said. “When I came through here, I fell in love with it. The scenery is incredible and I like the people here.”
Saute purchased the facility at 95 Lakes Blvd., in Dayton Industrial Park, and CEL broke ground Wednesday morning by celebrating its partnership with Northern Nevada’s Miles Construction.
Continuing its 35-year run in Lyon County, CEL produces cosmetic and skin care products for small businesses and Fortune 500 companies.
The $8 million budget project consists of a 60,000 square foot process facility, which also will receive a 20,000 square foot expansion.
When construction on the facility is complete, CEL will expand its Los Angeles area operation to Dayton.
The Northern Nevada Development Authority supported CEL by arranging meetings with the state, government bankers, real estate agents, environmental agencies and local educational institutions.
According to Northern Nevada Development Authority, Dayton also became a choice for the facility because of the marketplace, temperate climate, available local workforce, family-friendly atmosphere, corporate and personal taxation programs, and the distance to Lake Tahoe.
Miles Construction CEO Bill Miles said the facility is a great investment to the…
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