Rinnai plans a $69 million manufacturing facility in Griffin
Fayette gets Rinnai’s new headquarters expansion, as announced last week, but neighboring Spalding County will get up to 300 jobs over 10 years and a new tankless water heater manufacturing facility in the Griffin business park.
“Rinnai America Corporation plans to build its first North American manufacturing facility in Griffin,” according to a Rinnai press release. “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.”
Above, external view of Rinnai’s planned headquarters building in Peachtree City. Graphic/Submitted.
The decision to go one county over from Fayette will bring an immediate 150 new jobs to Spalding County, and an additional $69 million to be spent on the new plant.
Commenting on Rinnai’s perspective on America, Chief Operating Officer Frank Windsor said, “Rinnai America is bullish about building a factory in America and is exceptionally proud to show our industry leadership. Rinnai is dedicated to product and technology innovation that exceeds the expectations of our dealers, installers, customers and consumers.”
Windsor said Rinnai America is fully committed to its corporate vision of “enhancing lives by changing the way water is heated.”
“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,” Windsor said.
The Griffin facility is located in close proximity to Rinnai’s North American headquarters in Peachtree City and Atlanta Motor Speedway, where the company leverages its branding through a multi-year sponsorship of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Rinnai 250 race.