Helicopter parts firm arrives in Minden
With the completion of its 76,000 square foot of warehouse, Helicopter Parts International, Inc., will be moving its operations from Washington to Minden.
“It is compelling to note that while manufacturing in the U.S. has declined overall, there has been a resurgence of highly technical specialized manufacturing that has remained here and in some cases grown,” owner Harry Niwranski said. “Helicopter Parts International has benefited and thrived despite the offshoring of a large number of manufacturing jobs in many industries.”
The firm has been in the helicopter supply industry for 42 years, and is a leader in the field as a Honeywell-certified supplier of Bell and Sikorsky helicopter parts and components. It obtains many of its parts by purchasing and dismantling used helicopters, which are salvaged for parts that are then reconditioned for use in repair and upgrade applications.
“HPI’s move to Nevada comes amidst a wave of new technology, engineering and sophisticated manufacturing that’s arriving in Northern Nevada,” said Roger Kadz, vice president/business development officer for Nevada State Development Corp. “It’s exactly what the region and our state needs. It is further evidence of just how valuable our region is as a strategic shipping hub with an advantageous tax structure.”
For more information on Helicopter Parts International, visit http://www.helipart.com.
Kristina Miranda, who was hired recently as a staff accountant at Clausen & Company, is currently enrolled at the University of Nevada, Reno and is earning a Bachelor of Science in business administration.