Polaris to open distribution center in Fernley, will employ 100 people

Polaris to open distribution center in Fernley, will employee 100 people

Polaris Industries Inc. announced on Thursday plans to build a new distribution facility in Fernley aimed at providing additional distribution capacity, improving delivery speed and customers service.

In a statement, Polaris said they choose to build their 475,000 square-foot facility in Fernley due to its strategic locations, skilled workforce and state support for economic development.

The nearly 37-acre site offers Polaris close proximity to its strong dealer and customer base in the western region of the United States.

“The decision by Polaris to locate this innovative facility in Fernley is fantastic for the city and Lyon County and it really underscores Nevada’s growing status as the place for logistics operations,” said Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. “Strategically located within a one-day drive time to 10 major U.S. cities, the Silver State is within reach of 60 million consumers and five major U.S. ports servicing the Pacific Rim. We welcome Polaris to the Nevada family and look forward to its future success.”

“The City of Fernley welcomes Polaris to the community, who was recently named one of America’s best large employers. As a global powersports leader, this opportunity is a great fit to the community, and will provide the residents of Fernley with employment opportunities. Polaris will provide a boost to economic development. We look forward to the newest addition to the City of Fernley,” said Fernley Mayor Roy Edgington.

The Fernley distribution center is the company's first multi-brand distribution center and at full capacity will employ 100 people.

Polaris will break ground on the distribution center later this summer with completion slated for early in the second quarter of 2019.

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