Business & Real Estate

Manufacturing firm sets up shop in Lincoln business park

GC Products Inc., a construction products manufacturer whose designs and products have been utilized by numerous high-profile U.S. firms, is leaving Reno and expanding operations in Lincoln, with plans to grow its workforce.

The company’s plans to relocate to the Sacramento region were announced Thursday by the Greater Sacramento Economic Council, which helped coordinate the move.

GC operations will be centered in a newly renovated, 22,000-square-foot facility in Lincoln’s Aviation Business Park. The company, which currently has around 40 employees, plans to hire about 30 people over the next two years.

Officials said the company wanted to be closer to its customer base and take advantage of the Sacramento region’s diverse, skilled workforce.

“We have received a tremendous amount of support not only from the city of Lincoln but from business groups around the Sacramento region,” GC Products CEO John Coburn said in a statement.

The company’s products and designs have been used by businesses that include Samsung, Apple, Westin Hotels, Google, the Palladio at Broadstone shopping complex in Folsom and Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln.

Aviation Business Park is a 2 million-square-foot center developed and managed by Buzz Oates Enterprises. GC Products joins tenants that include San Francisco Bay Coffee Co., Gulfstream, Shari’s Berries, Verifone, Cokeva, TransPak and Pride Industries.

Family-owned GC Products, founded in 2003, bills itself as a leader in manufacturing architectural glass fiber reinforced gypsum and glass fiber reinforced concrete.

Mark Glover: 916-321-1184, @markhglover