Rinnai Corp. wants to increase consumer awareness of tankless water heating technology
Rinnai America Corp., a subsidiary of Rinnai Corp. that makes tankless gas water heaters, is planning to build a manufacturing facility in Griffin, Georgia. It will make the company the first to manufacture tankless gas water heaters in North America.
The company intends to start its manufacturing and assembly operations in an existing factory in Griffin in April 2018 and then move operations to a new 300,000-square-foot facility that Rinnai will construct. Rinnai will produce both residential and commercial products in Griffin.
“Rinnai America is bullish about building a factory in America and is exceptionally proud to show our industry leadership,” says Frank Windsor, chief operating officer. “Rinnai is dedicated to product and technology innovation that exceeds the expectations of our dealers, installers, customers and consumers.”
Rinnai’s manufacturing operations will complement its growing presence in the Atlanta area. The Griffin operations are in proximity to Rinnai’s North American headquarters in Peachtree City and to Atlanta Motor Speedway, where Rinnai leverages its branding via a multi-year sponsorship of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Rinnai 250 race. In addition, Rinnai America recently announced that it will expand its North American headquarters by building a new two-story building and launching an innovation and training center.
Rinnai conducted a thorough search of potential manufacturing sites and had narrowed the list of potential locations down to sites in Alabama, South Carolina and Georgia, before settling on the Griffin location.
“We are excited to bring manufacturing and jobs to Griffin,” Windsor says. “Our philosophy is that quality is our destiny. Rinnai will maintain strict manufacturing guidelines and quality-control operations at our new U.S. manufacturing facility.
“As the industry leader, Rinnai has consistently invested in consumer marketing to drive awareness to the tankless water heater category. Our investment in our new innovation center and headquarters expansion in Peachtree City and now in manufacturing operations in Griffin further demonstrates our commitment to driving category growth in North America.”
Rinnai America Corp., a subsidiary of Rinnai Corp. in Nagoya, Japan, was established in 1974 and is headquartered in Peachtree City, Georgia. Rinnai Corp. manufactures gas appliances including tankless water heaters, a wide range of kitchen appliances, and heating and air conditioning units. As the technology leader in its industry, Rinnai is the largest gas appliance manufacturer in Japan and is the No. 1 selling brand of tankless gas water heaters in the United States and Canada. Annual corporate revenues, including those of its subsidiaries, are in excess of $3.1 billion. For more information about Rinnai’s entire product line, visit www.rinnai.us.