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Rainier Wall Tent

The Rainier Legacy

Rainier Industries began in 1896 during the Alaskan Gold Rush. The company started producing tents for prospectors traveling north to the Klondike for the Gold Rush, in downtown Seattle. After the Gold Rush, the company diversified into an awning business and began selling awnings in a growing downtown Seattle.

Today, Rainier is a diverse and unique manufacturing company. We have plants on both the east coast and the west coast with about 250 employees. Many of our employees have been with Rainier Industries for decades. Scott Campbell, CEO of Rainier Industries, has worked for Rainier throughout most of his lifetime. Scott Campbell noted, “at the end of the day, what really gets me excited about coming to work in the morning is the people I work with, and we have a lot of fun taking care of our customers.”

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Our Owners

Our fearless leaders that have lead us to success for 125 years!

Henry Carstens

Henry Carstens

1896 - 1916

George Schaffer

George Schaffer

1917 - 1962

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Bob Campbell

1963 - 1983

Scott Campbell, Owner of Rainier Industries

Scott Campbell

1984 - Present

Our Owners

Our fearless leaders that have lead us to success for 125 years!

Henry Carstens

Henry Carstens

1896 - 1916

George Schaffer

George Schaffer

1917 - 1962

Bob Campbell headshot

Bob Campbell

1963 - 1983

Scott Campbell, Owner of Rainier Industries

Scott Campbell

1984 - Present

1896 - 1916

In 1896, Rainier was established by Henry Carstens, under the name Puget Sound Tent & Duck. The company was located on the Seattle waterfront and sold tents and camping equipment to goldminers heading north to Alaska for the Gold Rush.

1917 - 1962

In 1917, George Schaffer bought Rainier as Puget Sound Tent & Duck after World War I. He sold tents to the military during World War II.

1963 - 1983

In 1962, Bob Campbell and Al Cox bought Puget Sound Tent & Duck. The name was changed to Puget Sound Tent & Awning.

1984 - Present

In 1983, Scott purchased the company from Bob Campbell and became the fourth owner. The company name was changed to Rainier Industries in 1992.

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About Us

Rainier Industries has manufacturing plants in Washington and North Carolina. We are servicing clients around the globe with our wide variety of custom capabilities. Contact us today!

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