Rinnai to expand headquarters, add manufacturing facility

August 17, 2017 By    

Rinnai Corp. broke ground on an expansion that will triple the size of its North American headquarters.

The groundbreaking ceremony was held July 28 at Rinnai’s current headquarters in Peachtree City, Georgia. It featured a Japanese-style ritual called Ji Chin Sai. According to the company, the ritual is designed to wish for safety during construction and for the health and prosperity for users of the new building.

“We are extremely proud to expand Rinnai’s North American headquarters in order to position Rinnai for continued growth,” says Frank Windsor, COO of Rinnai.

The expansion will include a new two-story headquarters building and a North America Innovation and Training Center. According to the company, the headquarters building will be complete by summer 2018 and the Innovation and Training Center will be finished by the end of 2018.

The Innovation Center will be adjacent to the new headquarters and will house a research and development laboratory, product certification center and the “Rinnai Experience” customer product training. Upon completion of the two facilities, Rinnai’s footprint will be nearly 63,000 sq. ft.

Rinnai also plans to begin manufacturing its tankless gas water heaters in North America. The company plans to start manufacturing at an existing facility in Griffin, Georgia, in 2018 before moving operations to a new facility that the company will construct.

The company settled on the Griffin location after considering sites in Alabama, South Carolina and Georgia. The manufacturing operations will complement the company’s growing presence in the Atlanta area, says Rinnai. The manufacturing facility will be in close proximity with the company’s headquarters in Peachtree City, Georgia.

“We are excited to bring manufacturing 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.”

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Clara Richter is the managing editor at LP Gas magazine. Contact her at crichter@northcoastmedia.net or 216-363-7920.

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