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Rinnai Announces Partnership With Folds of Honor to Fund Trade School Scholarships
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Rinnai Announces Partnership With Folds of Honor to Fund Trade School Scholarships

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#FoldsofHonorlt;/agt;–Rinnai
America Corporation
is announcing a partnership with Folds of Honor,
a nonprofit organization founded by Major Dan Rooney, a fighter pilot
with the Air Force Reserves, that will fund trade school scholarships
for the families and children of fallen or disabled military service

For every Rinnai Tankless Water Heater sold in 2019, Rinnai will make a
contribution to Folds of Honor to fund trade school scholarships. Rinnai
has guaranteed a commitment to fund 50 scholarships for a total of
$250,000 and is providing its trade and distribution partners, as well
as employees, the opportunity to participate by funding additional

“Rinnai not only is committed to enhancing lives by changing the way
water is heated, but also is committed to supporting our industry and
our country,” said Frank Windsor, President, Rinnai America Corporation.
“With this new partnership it is our goal to support the families of the
men and women who have served in the military, as well as support our
trade by encouraging students to pursue vocational degrees.”

The labor shortage continues to rise in the U.S. This is especially true
for the plumbing industry. By taking a stand to fund trade school
scholarships through Folds of Honor, Rinnai is pledging to do its part
to help eliminate the skills gap and strengthen the future of the

Rinnai has also demonstrated its commitment to the North American market
by being the first major tankless water heater manufacturer to open a
manufacturing facility in the United States. The company is operating in
a temporary facility in Griffin, Georgia, while its new 300,000-
square-foot facility is being built. Rinnai also recently expanded its
U.S. headquarters in Peachtree City, Georgia and is known in the
industry for an innovative and comprehensive training program, educating
professional installers on tankless and condensing boiler technologies.
Rinnai’s product portfolio also includes a robust line of residential

“I am proud and honored to partner with Rinnai, specifically focusing on
scholarships for the trades,” said Major Dan Rooney, founder of Folds of
Honor. “Working together, we can empower the dreams of the families and
children impacted by the ultimate sacrifice of service.”

For more information about Rinnai’s partnership with Folds of Honor and
how dealers can get involved, please visit

About Folds of Honor

Folds of Honor is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, rated a four-star
charity by Charity Navigator and platinum on GuideStar, that provides
educational scholarships to the families of military men and women who
have fallen or been disabled while on active duty in the United States
armed forces. Its educational scholarships support private educational
tuition and tutoring for children in grades K-12, as well as higher
education tuition assistance for spouses and dependents. Founded in 2007
by Major Dan Rooney, a PGA Professional and F-16 fighter pilot who
served three tours of duty in Iraq, the Folds of Honor is proud to have
awarded nearly 20,000 scholarships in all 50 states and some U.S.
territories, including approximately 4,000 in 2018 alone. For more
information or to donate in support of a Folds of Honor scholarship and
to learn more, please visit

About Rinnai

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
number-one 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


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