Sunset Transportation has chosen North Las Vegas as the location of its latest expansion project. Situated on five acres of land, with an 11,000 square-foot, two-story building, this site will provide ample parking space for the company’s pool of 150 specialized trailers and power equipment.
All this was made necessary by Sunset’s growth in equipment inventory to meet its customers growing demand for service. In just a few years, the trailer pool grew from 30 to 150. Finding places to park them was becoming very difficult.
“The new facility makes it easy,” said Mike Montgomery, director of operations, Sunset Transportation.
Located at 3741 Civic Center Dr., North Las Vegas, the new site will be the headquarters for both the Operations and Maintenance departments. The Operations Center has floor-to-ceiling window views and plenty of natural light.
“Our operations can get pretty stressful during show season, and having a space like this makes things much easier on the mind and body,” explained Dave Turner, safety manager, Sunset Transportation.
Mechanics enjoy both indoor and covered outdoor maintenance areas. There is enough room to service multiple tractors and trailers, which ensures that Sunset’s fleet is always running in top condition. With a fully enclosed yard and security surveillance equipment monitoring the site 24/7, company leaders believe this facility will keep their fleet safe and sound.
Drivers are also pleased with the new expansion. They are provided with not only a break area, but also have use of a full-service kitchen, laundry and showers.
“They can also come to the new terminal and save the time and hassle of going to truck stops for fuel and a full-service public scale, which are now onsite,” explained Rick Watts, Las Vegas operations manager, Sunset Transportation.
Sunset’s other location, 4120 West Windmill Ln. in Southwest Las Vegas, still serves as the company’s primary warehousing and cross-docking facility. It is fully staffed and open 24/7 with over 116,000 square feet of capacity to service its customers’ needs.
“Our goal is to be the premier exhibit and tradeshow carrier in the Las Vegas market,” explained Al Fisher, owner, Tantara-Sunset Transportation. “The only way to achieve this was to expand.”
This site is a statement to that expansion effort, and Sunset is looking forward to the years ahead servicing Las Vegas and the remainder of the U.S.