Part of Rainier’s mission statement is “we strive to be the best.” That includes being the best employer our employees work for, the best supplier our customers work with, and of course, to build the very best products on the market – across every division of our business. Our business is diverse and many of our products have nothing in common, but what brought them all under our roof is industrial fabric: the fabric that makes up our tents, yurts, awnings, and the banners that got our foot in the door of display products.
Because of this, we’re a long time member of the Industrial Fabric Association International (that’s IFAI, for short.) We’re proud to be a member of the organization, and humbled when we’re recognized, such as in the IAA awards.
Last month, Rainier was recognized in two articles in one of the excellent magazines published by the association, Specialty Fabric Review.
The first, “Its Own Reward,” discusses innovation in the industry, and mentions a new awning product we’re launching this year:
As it prepares to roll out a new product called the Glacier Awning, Rainier Industries, Tukwila, Wash., ruled out a hasty introduction. “We’re a relatively new player as an OEM shade supplier, and we took the time required to get this right,” says Scott Campbell, CEO. “Designing a product unlike anything else in the industry meant that we had to invest in research and development to make sure it met our high expectations.” The company won a silver award for Manufacturer of the Year from Seattle Business magazine in 2015, based on company performance, overall business strategy, manufacturing process improvements and innovations, and working relationships with customers.
The second, called “Sustainability: good business,” was a profile of Rainier, focusing on our commitment to sustainability:
For Rainier Industries Ltd., sustainability is more than just a buzzword — it’s a way of doing business. Although often associated with high expenses, Rainier president and CEO Scott Campbell considers sustainability an initiative that makes business sense. “It’s actually pretty easy and saves money,” he says, “so the barriers are pretty dang low.”
In 2016, Rainier was honored by King County as one of the Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling for the fifth consecutive year, as well as the Re-Innovator of the Year.
Both of these were published in the June issue of Specialty Fabric Review. Thank you for highlighting Rainier and the work that we do!