West Coast

Warehousing in Nevada is an ideal solution for both a multi-point distribution network and a National distribution location. As a distribution hub to some of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States, the Reno area provides highly effective third party logistics and distribution coverage.

Our warehouses in Reno were built in 2005 and are considered some of the most modern facilities in Nevada. These buildings are highly insulated and the warehouse temperature controlled for dry goods storage by 12 high efficiency Cambridge heating units maintaining a comfortable work environment for our associates. The dry climate of Nevada helps provide us with very cool, dry conditions for summer storage of products. Associates enjoy the cool morning desert air coming into the building in the early morning hours.

Hopkins Distribution Company offers comprehensive logistics and warehousing services featuring an experienced workforce, online inventory management system, many value-added services and customized supply chain solutions. Our multi-client warehouse facilities offer flexible space that allow companies to expand and contract their inventory footprints based on demand. Hopkins Distribution can also provide contract-warehousing operations for companies seeking long-term supply chain solutions at dedicated facilities.

The Nevada Warehouse Specifications:


With 407,562 square feet of space, (10.5 million cubic feet) we can accommodate over 32,344 pallets of product. Our racks are seismically rated for 25,000 pounds of product per upright bay (8-10 pallet spots). All of the racks have been professionally engineered and installed.

For more information on Hopkins Distribution Company’s warehousing and logistics’ services in Reno, please fill out our warehousing data request form or contact our sales department at 800-655-3644.

Nevada – the Distribution Hub of the West


Northern Nevada is considered the “Distribution Hub of the West” and is the primary location for companies seeking a centralized distribution point to the western region of the United States. It is the fastest growing warehouse and distribution market in the United States and home to companies like Amazon, WalMart, Barnes and Noble, Sherwin Williams, and Starbucks.

Nevada’s attractive tax advantages contribute to its desirability as a distribution location; no corporate tax, no unitary tax, no state income tax, no inventory tax, and no personal income tax. When your product is shipped to Nevada for storage and distribution, your company will not be taxed for the storage of your goods.

No corporate income or unitary tax
No state income tax
No inventory tax
No personal income tax
Right to work state
Low property taxes
Solid educated workforce

Another advantage to choosing Reno, Nevada for your West Coast distribution is to compare the higher costs of doing business in other western states such as California. In California, workers’ compensation fees are 30 to 60 percent higher and utility costs average 36 percent higher as compared to Nevada. Who will ultimately incur that cost? You and your customers will.

Reno’s centralized location is an important factor to consider when considering a distribution location. If you want your product to be accessible to the 11 western states, Nevada is where you need to be. Your product can reach 51 million people within one day. When your product is available immediately to your customers, costs go down and profits go up. Again, Reno offers these advantages! Approximately 100 new companies have moved to the Reno area within the last three years for this reason.

Reno is home to over 60 less-than-load, truckload, and small package carriers with the ability to service major metropolitan cities with overnight service at regular ground delivery rates. Additionally, Reno has railroad access with the Southern Pacific Railroad and an international airport supporting 12 major airlines. Due to the tremendous volume of shipping in and out of Northern Nevada, carriers are able to load direct schedules to all major markets, streamlining transit times, reducing claims ratios, and cutting out additional rehandling by break-bulks, resulting in a more profitable working environment in which your company can operate.

Northern Nevada is also home to the University of Nevada Reno, as well as two community colleges and three business colleges. This provides a solid pool of educated and well-trained people to be utilized in the workforce. The fact that Nevada is a right to work state allows a flexible work environment for companies to operate under, without the pressures of unionized labor.

Reno being located only 210 miles east of the San Francisco Bay Area, offers a relatively dry and mild climate. Products stored in our region are not subject to severe changes in weather and the dry climate promotes long carton life for your packaging.

Hopkins Distribution Company is proud to be a member of EDAWN – The Economic Development Association of Western Nevada!

For additional information on this topic, please contact us.