Wells, Maine-based Wasco Skylight Products Inc. has opened a new manufacturing facility in Reno, Nev. The facility will produce both standard and custom skylights for the commercial and residential markets, and expands the company’s distribution west of the Rocky Mountains.

The company expects to send its first shipment from Reno by the end of the month and is planning an open house later this summer. Wasco will continue to make its own vinyl extrusions for skylight frames in Maine and ship them to Reno for assembly.
The new 57,000-square-foot facility is located at 6645 Echo Avenue in Reno. Plant manager Michael Jones and customer service representative Jeff Binette have relocated to Nevada.

“We predict significant sales in the first year at the Reno facility, based on our customers’ positive response and the strong potential for growth,” says Jeff Frank, CEO of Wasco. “We’ve created a unique, energy-efficient skylight product line that’s perfect for the western region’s desire for sustainable daylighting solutions in high-end residences and high-performance commercial buildings.”