04 Aug 2017
Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Rinnai, a home appliances manufacturer, will create 150 jobs and invest $69 million with the completion of the company’s first U.S. manufacturing facility in Griffin. Rinnai expects to create a total of 300 jobs with this new facility over the next 10 years. The new facility will support the manufacturing of tankless water heaters, Rinnai’s top selling U.S. product. New jobs created will include positions in manufacturing.
“Georgia’s economic prosperity is a result of strong partnerships and collaboration with industry leaders from around the world,” said Deal. “This announcement follows a successful trade mission to Japan, where we met with Rinnai executives to discuss the strategic resources and top business environment Georgia has to offer. Georgia is the gateway to the Southeastern market and beyond, and I am confident our skilled workforce and extensive manufacturing capabilities will support Rinnai in future growth. We look forward to strengthening this partnership with Rinnai as the company continues to invest in our state.”
“We are pleased to welcome a leading-edge manufacturer such as Rinnai to our community,” said Charles Copeland, chair of the Griffin-Spalding Development Authority. “Their energy efficient product line is a perfect fit for the eco-friendly theme of our business park, and the quality and number of jobs they are expected to create will be of great benefit to our community.”