PEACHTREE CITY, Ga., Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Rinnai America Corporation, manufacturer of the No. 1 selling brand of tankless gas water heaters in North America, attained the milestone of selling its 2 millionth tankless unit last month and celebrated the occasion by hosting a special luncheon for employees at its corporate headquarters on Friday, Sept. 23.
"Rinnai America is extremely proud to have provided 2 million tankless units for North American customers since introducing our tankless technology to the market in 2000," said Rinnai America Chief Operating Officer Frank Windsor. "For more than 16 years, Rinnai has brought the ongoing comfort and energy efficiency of tankless water heating technology to families in North America, and our achievement of this milestone shows just how much we've been able to enhance the lives of our customers by changing the way water is heated."
Employee Celebration of 2 Million Units
More than 100 Rinnai America employees gathered on Sept. 23 for the celebration luncheon, which provided the company's executive leadership team with the opportunity to thank everyone for their hard work and highlight how each employee's individual accomplishments contributed to Rinnai reaching the 2 millionth unit goal in 2016. Rinnai showcased the 2 millionth tankless unit, an RUR98i model from the company's Ultra Series, onsite during the event and plans to feature the unit in a corporate lobby display about the achievement in the coming weeks.
"As our most technologically advanced offering, it is only fitting that the RUR98i model is our 2 millionth tankless unit," said Rinnai America Vice President of Marketing Mark Buss. "The consumer benefits of the RUR98i – including the faster hot water provided by its integrated recirculation pump, which results in less wasted water, and its extreme energy efficiency – are precisely why Rinnai has been and continues to be the tankless leader in North America."
2017 Campaign to Give Back
During the 2 millionth unit celebration, company leaders also shared that Rinnai has plans to launch a philanthropic campaign in 2017 to commemorate the 2 millionth unit achievement and the company's history of enhancing lives by providing the comfort of hot water. The humanitarian effort will focus on providing the comfort of hot water to people in need, particularly those impacted by natural disasters and other unfortunate events. Additional details about the campaign will be announced later this year.
"For years, Rinnai has been active in the community-giving arena, and our employees frequently come together to support local causes that are close to our hearts," said Buss. "We are excited to announce the forthcoming launch of a more formalized campaign in 2017 that will enable us to deliver hot water to individuals for whom it is not readily accessible. This type of program seems like the perfect way to say 'thank you' to the North American market and our community of customers for enabling Rinnai's continued success."
Rinnai America Corporation, a subsidiary of Rinnai Corporation in Nagoya, Japan, was established in 1974 and is headquartered in Peachtree City, Ga. Rinnai Corporation manufactures gas appliances including tankless water heaters, a wide range of kitchen appliances and heating and air conditioning units. As the technology leader in its industry, Rinnai is the largest gas appliance manufacturer in Japan and is the No. 1 selling brand of tankless gas water heaters in the United States and Canada. Annual corporate revenues, including those of its subsidiaries, are in excess of $3.1 billion. With a global perspective to create 21st century products for the home and business, Rinnai Corporation commits itself to safety and the pursuit of comfortable lifestyles. For more information about Rinnai's entire product line, visit www.rinnai.us.
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