Rinnai Corp. has announced it will be the first to manufacture tankless gas water heaters in North America.
Rinnai America Corp. plans to build its first North American manufacturing facility in Griffin, Georgia. The company intends to start its manufacturing and assembly operations in an existing factory in Griffin in April 2018 and then move these 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, COO. “Rinnai is dedicated to product and technology innovation that exceeds the expectations of our dealers, installers, customers and consumers.”
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.
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 will expand its North American headquarters by building a new two-story headquarters building and by launching a North America Innovation and Training Center.