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Japan-Based Rinnai Corporation Builds Manufacturing Plant in Griffin, Georgia

08/14/2020
Rinnai Corporation, Japan-based manufacturer of tankless gas water heaters, started construction on its new factory in Griffin, Georgia.

Rinnai’s new 300,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in Griffin, Georgia will manufacture the company's residential and commercial water heating solutions, as well as future additions to the company's product portfolio as it seeks to expand its product offerings in North America. The building construction will begin in August with an expected opening date late in 2021.

"By establishing a world class manufacturing facility in Griffin, Rinnai will be well positioned to provide our customers with high quality products and services. The growing partnership with the Griffin community is key to Rinnai's success now, and in the future," said Derrick Black, Vice President of Operations, Rinnai America Corporation.

The facility is situated on a nearly 60-acre site in the Lakes of Green Valley in Griffin and will consist of four general areas including office space, manufacturing, assembly, and warehouse. The location provides the company with adequate space for current operations and future growth and expansion.

Company officials said this property was selected due to the great potential of utilizing the natural features to establish a unique "green" development. The property's geographical location was also a primary factor in this site selection. It is located three miles east of Griffin, Georgia and conveniently along a four-lane highway approximately seven miles from Interstate 75.

Rinnai said it conducted a comprehensive search to determine where its domestic growth investments would take place and ultimately decided to remain in the state of Georgia. The decision included a training partnership with Georgia Quick Start and Southern Crescent Technical College.

"We're proud to have a global company like Rinnai doing business in Peachtree City and in Griffin, and I want to thank Rinnai for continuing to grow their North American footprint right here in Georgia," said Governor Brian P. Kemp. "Rinnai's continued investment in Georgia is a testament to our unmatched workforce training programs, pro-business environment, and unparalleled logistics network, and I look forward to working together as they continue creating opportunities for hardworking Georgians."

"The State of Georgia has been a true partner in helping Rinnai America in opening our first manufacturing site in North America," said Frank Windsor, President of Rinnai America Corporation. "We look forward to partnering with them in the years to come as we grow our business in the Americas."

Rinnai noted it established US operations in 1974 and introduced Tankless Water Heating to the North American Market in 2000. In 2017 the company noted it announced aggressive growth plans in the United States including; the expansion of its Corporate Headquarters and opening of a state-of-the-art Innovation Center, along with plans to begin manufacturing all in the state of Georgia.

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