Rainier Industries Opening East Coast Awning and Screen Manufacturing Facility to Meet Demand for Expanding Product Lines
Company acquires 220,000 square feet of building space on 32 acre campus from Glen Raven. The former John Boyle Company facility will be used to provide better service and quicker delivery time to Rainier’s expanding East Coast dealer network.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEATTLE, WA – October 17, 2012
To satisfy increasing demand for their retractable awning and screen products, Rainier Industries has completed the acquisition of a new 220,000 square foot manufacturing facility from Glen Raven, Inc. Located in Statesville, North Carolina, the 32 acre campus provides a central location for east coast shipping.
“We are thrilled to be expanding our manufacturing footprint to the East Coast, and doing it in a former John Boyle facility is particularly satisfying from an industry perspective.” commented Rainier president, Scott Campbell. “Glen Raven has been a pleasure to work with through the acquisition and is a key supplier to the industry.”
“It’s great to see Rainier growing and expanding in these tough economic times. We appreciate their continued commitment to us a vendor, and to the industry as a leading manufacturer of awnings and screens,” said Steve Ellington, President of Tri Vantage, a division of Glen Raven, Inc.
Rainier is refitting the plant to accommodate complete manufacturing of both retractable awnings and screens with a multi-million dollar investment in new equipment.
“This facility will be state of the art - capable of producing all our existing and future product lines,” states Campbell. “And Statesville has a great pool of experienced manufacturing talent for us to draw from as we continue our growth.”
Rainier plans to be shipping product from this facility in the first quarter of 2013.
Founded in 1896, Rainier Industries began providing tents and supplies to prospectors in the Alaskan Gold Rush. Today, it has evolved into a diverse manufacturer of a variety of products including yurts, tents, awning & screen systems, industrial fabric products as well as sports, retail and trade show graphics to regional, national and Fortune 500 companies.