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Reno Contracting builds value for the biotech and health care industries

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San Diego County is home to a diverse and growing number of health care and biotech companies. Many of these highly specialized firms have chosen San Diego-based Reno Contracting to build their complex and sizeable headquarters and research facilities. And there are strong reasons for that choice: Reno Contracting has a team of experienced professionals with the expertise to successfully build value into every project.

Although Reno has been building biotech and health care facilities since its inception in 1993, its Biosite Inc. (Nasdaq: BSTE) headquarters project in 2005 established the general contractor as a leader in these industries. The Biosite project -- a four-building, 350,000-square-foot biotech campus research, office space and FDA-validated manufacturing and lab space -- garnered a 2007 Tilt-Up Building Award from the American Concrete Institute, as well as a 2005 Award of Honor from the Associated Builders and Contractors' San Diego Chapter. Reno has succeeded by providing precise preconstruction, exact estimating, proficient scheduling and by keeping the project on time and on budget.

Reno continues to set the standard in the biotech and health care industries by being the preferred builder for some of San Diego's largest companies. Reno is currently constructing the corporate headquarters facility for ResMed Inc., a developer and manufacturer of products for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep-disordered breathing. The initial phase, which is a 500,000-square-foot, six-story building, including a parking structure, is designed to accommodate the company's long-term growth. Another project underway is the six-story, 135,000-square-foot Scripps Healthcare tenant improvement project in Ranch Bernardo, scheduled for completion in August 2008. This high-tech facility will contain a digital imaging center and outpatient care facilities.

Reno began construction in November 2007 on a new five-story, 75,000-square-foot shell and warm core for Arena Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ARNA), a San Diego biopharmaceutical company, with work including a central plant for the HVAC systems, and all the site and landscape work associated with the construction. Reno is also in the construction phase of the BioMed Realty complex: a four-story facility with 85,000 square feet of lab and office space with a 65,000-square-foot parking area. Both the Arena Pharmaceuticals building and the BioMed structures are in line for LEED certification through sustainable green construction and material use by the Reno Contracting team.

Reno will add these projects to their impressive resume in the biotech and health care fields. Some of the company's completed projects include the Micromet Inc. (Nasdaq: MITI) headquarters in Carlsbad, the Verenium (Nasdaq: VRNM) corporate headquarters in San Diego, as well as the state-of-the-art facilities for Invitrogen (Nasdaq: IVGN), New Biotics and Pyxis. Reno's tenant improvements at Veralliance at Carroll Road created new lab and office space for two separate biotech companies: Bioverdant and Pharmatek. Reno Contracting built value, not only for the owners and tenants, but also for the companies' consumers, since they were brought in on time and on budget, allowing the tenants to occupy the space for their important medical contributions to society.

As Southern California's premier general contractor, Reno Contracting puts value into everything it does -- not just in biotech and health care, but commitment to building that positively impacts the client and community for generations to come. That's building the Reno way.

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