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Celebrating 125 Years in Business

By cassidym | March 25, 2021

Rainier’s Archives One hundred and twenty-five years ago, Rainier Industries was founded as Puget Sound Tent & Duck on the Seattle waterfront. We could not be more excited to celebrate our history, our success, and all of the incredible experiences achieved thanks to our customers, employees, and community. Generations of Success One hundred and twenty-five…

Rainier produces PPE in the battle against COVID-19

By kelseyb | May 5, 2020

Rainier, along with other neighboring businesses, develop PPE during the pandemic At Rainier Industries, we are proud to be able to produce Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the battle against COVID-19. We are also thrilled to support our partners who are doing so as well. From coast-to-coast, small businesses are transitioning their production and stepping…

Rainier Welcomes new HR Director Sarah Bowles

By jennie | January 2, 2020

Welcome Sarah! Sarah comes from Orion Industries, where she was the Director of Human Resources.  Orion Industries is a non-profit social enterprise that believes everyone should have an opportunity to work.  In her prior role Sarah provided primary leadership for all functional elements of HR supporting the Manufacturing, Call Center and Employment Training lines of…

Rainier CEO Recognized with IFAI’s 2019 Chairman’s Award

By jennie | October 16, 2019

Congrats Scott! Rainier’s CEO Scott Campbell was the 2019 recipient of the Industrial Fabric Association International (IFAI) Chairman’s Award! According to the association, the award is rarely given and done so solely at the discretion of the IFAI chairman. The award has not been given since 2012. Scott was bestowed with the honor for his…

Cloud Fountain

By jennie | October 7, 2019

Gorden Huether’s Cloud Fountain in California Rainier was happy to reunite with the artist Gordon Huether for a second project built using our freeform 3D tube bending machine. Following our work on “The Canyon,” an art installation in the Salt Lake City Airport, Huether conceptualized a “Cloud Fountain” now standing at the Elk Grove Civic…

Rainier Shade Awnings and Screens Featured in South Sound and 425 Magazines

By jennie | November 8, 2018

Rainier Shade in the News Rainier Shade has been featured in the 2018 Northwest Idea House presented by South Sound Magazine and 425 Magazine in the November editions of both publications. They teamed up with Zetterberg Custom Homes for its annual Northwest Idea House. The beautiful home features the newest and best ideas in building…

Welcome Larry Ott

By jennie | October 19, 2018

Welcome Larry! We are happy to welcome Larry Ott to the tent sales team, covering the mid/central portion of the U.S.! Larry has over 20 years experience starting and growing tent and rental companies in the southeastern Pennsylvania market. After starting at an entry level position, he worked his way up through the ranks to…

Rainier’s Inaugural Teammate Volunteer Day

By jennie | September 5, 2018

In effort to expand on our commitment to respect and protect the environment, Rainier teammates volunteered their time on a Saturday in August to clean up local park, Morrill Meadows in Kent! The crew worked together to remove some evasive species and replaced the area with mulch. We had a great time together and giving…

Wayne Davidson Recognized by the Southwest Industrial Fabric Association

By jennie | May 3, 2018

Congrats Wayne! Rainier’s Wayne Davidson was recently recognized as an honored life member by the Southwest Industrial Fabric Association (SWIFA). SWIFA is a non-profit association and is an affiliated zone of the Industrial Fabric Association International (IFAI). Membership in SWIFA is open to suppliers, manufacturers, fabricators, and others interested in promoting the technical fabric industry.…

Introducing the Rainier Cloud

By jennie | February 2, 2018

Bring ethereal beauty, form, and functionality to your space by adding a Rainier Cloud, new architectural fabric sculptures from Rainier Industrial Art. Available in six different shapes to evoke cumulus, cirrus, and stratus clouds, these graceful silhouettes add style, dimension, and beauty to any space. Clouds are constructed out of 1 1/2″ lightweight aluminum tubing,…

Movie Projection Screen Recognized at IAA Awards

By jennie | October 4, 2017

Rainier is a proud, longtime member of the Industrial Fabric Association International (IFAI) and we’re humbled to be recognized again for our unique work in the industry. Winners of the association’s annual International Achievement Awards (IAA) were announced last week at IFAI Expo, and we were honored with the 2017 Award of Excellence in the…

Rainier and the Chocolate Factory

By jennie | August 18, 2017

Rainier found the golden ticket to the Seattle Chocolates factory this year! Their factory has long been located just down the road from our plant in Tukwila, WA, but this year, they began offering tours to the public. With help from our friends at MG2 Architects, Rainier helped transform the location into something that will…

Rainier Introduces the Bender

By jennie | August 18, 2017

We are proud to enhance our already extensive fabrication capabilities with the most advanced 3D freeform tube bending technology in North America. This proprietary and innovative machine from Europe allows tubing to be shaped with a variable radius to fabricate completely custom and precise shapes. “We’re delighted to add this highly innovative production tool to…

Rainier to Recreate the Canyons of Utah … In Fabric!

By jennie | April 19, 2016

Rainier was awarded an exciting sculpted fabric project at the new airport terminal currently under construction in Salt Lake City, Utah. Rainier will collaborate with partners Duvall Design and Fabritec to fulfill the project. All manufacturing for this will take place in our Tukwila facility. This unique public art project was designed by world famous…

Rainier Wins Award of Excellence for Liam’s Restaurant Project

By jennie | October 21, 2014

Rainier was awarded with an International Achievement Award at this year’s Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo for our work at Liam’s Restaurant. Liam’s approached us looking to enclose the restaurant’s patio and create additional seating space. We built a 58 foot by 18 foot canopy and enclosed it with 9 of our motorized SRS…

Rainier Industries Opening East Coast Awning and Screen Manufacturing Facility to Meet Demand for Expanding Product Lines

By wpengine | October 17, 2012

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…

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Large Format Printing and Beyond

When a company is looking to print something large, they likely can’t just go to any print shop on the street. Depending on the size of your print, you may be pushing past the parameters of your local print shop. If your print is going to be 18 inches or wider, then you are crossing into large format printing and beyond, but what is large format printing? And what is larger than large format printing?

Large format printing refers to print materials that are too large to be printed on the most readily available sizes of commercial printers. The awesome thing about Rainier Display is that our capabilities surpass printing even large items such as a banner or wallcovering...

Getting Creative with COVID-19 Restrictions

Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards is located on the north shore of Lake Chelan in Washington's North Cascades. Judy and Don Phelps opened the doors to their vibrant tasting room in 2006. They were the ninth winery to open in the area. The couple started their first production in 2005, manufacturing just 500 cases. Since their official opening in 2006, they've grown up to 4,000 cases per year.

Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards quickly established their name, on January 31, 2019, as one of the 50 top favorite wineries in Washington. This admirable winery also received an award from Food & Wine Magazine for creating one of the top nine Great Cab Francs...

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Retractable Awnings create Backyard Paradise

Mandy Lincoln, the Director of Marketing for the Mariners, approached our team at Rainier Industries with an innovative idea to connect fans and let them contribute to the season even though they will be viewing games from home. “This is all new to us. We’ve never developed a website for a client like this and we’ve had to move quickly, but it’s been really fun”, said Matt Cutchin, Display Director with Rainier Industries.

A few months later, our team successfully developed the website allowing fans to order their custom cutouts, also known as “Mariners Seat Fleet”, and began printing, cutting, and preparing them for T-Mobile Park...

Introducing the True Cost of Building a Yurt: Package

You want to build a personal oasis within a budget. You've felt the inspiration, read about the adventure, and now you want an introduction to the true cost of building a yurt. For years, Rainier Outdoor yurt owners have provided creative feedback and innovative ways to guide the way through all thing’s yurt. This is part two in our series, “The True Cost of Building a Yurt: Package.” In this part, we will provide insight into three new yurt owners and a price comparison of their custom yurts.

For part one of our series, The True Cost of Building a Yurt: Introduction, we touch on permits, insulation, location, the platform, floor plans, and of course pricing...

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