October 11, 2016

Peachtree City, Georgia, October 11, 2016 – 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 this 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 Frank Windsor, Chief Operating Officer. “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 than100 Rinnai America employees gathered last Friday 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 will showcase the 2 millionth tankless unit, an RUR98 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 RUR98 model is our 2 millionth tankless unit,” said Mark Buss, Vice President of Marketing. “The consumer benefits of the RUR98 – including the faster hot water provided by its integrated recirculation pump resulting 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. The details of 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.”