Rinnai Corporation, manufacturer of the number-one selling brand of tankless gas water heaters in North America, announced in a recent press release that it would become the first company to manufacture tankless gas water heaters in North America.
Rinnai America Corporation, a subsidiary of Rinnai Corporation, plans to build its first North American 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,” said Frank Windsor, Chief Operating Officer. “This new Rinnai manufacturing facility will further strengthen our capability of bringing the comfort and energy efficiency of tankless water heating technology to families in North America.”
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 said. 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 its multi-year sponsorship of the NASCAR® XFINITY Series Rinnai 250 race, showcases product installations and entertains over 2,000 plumbing and contractor professionals each year.
In addition, in July 2017, Rinnai America announced it would expand its North American presence by building a new two-story headquarters building and by launching a North America Innovation and Training Center.