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According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, Haas Automation has completed a big land purchase in Henderson, with plans to develop a manufacturing plant and other buildings.
Haas Automation founder Gene Haas, whose company makes machines for manufacturers, acquired 279 acres south of Henderson Executive Airport for almost $27.4 million. The sale, by the city of Henderson, closed in October, property records show.
The company expects to start grading land in April and to finish its manufacturing facility in late 2022, said Peter Zierhut, Haas Automation’s vice president of outside operations.
Haas filed plans to build 4.3 million square feet of commercial space along Via Inspirada near Volunteer Boulevard, a few miles from the M Resort. The plans include a 2.3 million-square-foot, $327 million manufacturing facility for his company and buildings that would be leased or sold to others.
Haas Automation, based in Oxnard, California, sells products in more than 100 countries through dozens of distributors and booked more than $1.2 billion in sales last year, its owner wrote in a January letter to the city of Henderson.
Zierhut told the Review-Journal this summer that the company’s 1.1 million square feet of factory space in Oxnard is “not enough,” adding the firm’s growth requires an expansion.
He said Henderson is a more affordable place for workers to live, Nevada is a “better state for us as far as taxation goes,” and the proximity to Haas’ headquarters is “very convenient for us.”