Kicking Off a New Partnership: Blackman Welcomes Team Rinnai

All photos included in this post and on our Facebook page were taken by Creepwalk Media 

As a solid kickoff to the heating season, we proudly welcomed Rinnai into our portfolio of trade brands. To celebrate our new partnership and showcase their latest products, we co-hosted the Rinnai Kickoff Event; an evening of customer education, fine dining, and celebrity NFL appearances.

Rinnai: A History of Innovation and Comfort

Rinnai was founded in 1920 by Hidejiro Naito and Kanekichi Hayashi as a manufacturer of pressurized oil cooking stoves in Japan. However, by the early 1930’s, the company expanded focusing on gas cooking stoves, as well as range and space heaters. By 1964 the founders and their team had successfully engineered their products to heat home and commercial water systems safely and efficiently.

The organizations legacy of efficiency and quality certainly carries on today, as more than 2 million homes in North America have installed the companies Tankless Water Heaters.

Blackman and Rinnai: The Kickoff Event

Football fan… us too. When determining the best way to showcase Rinnai and their new product lineup to our top trade customers, we thought no better a way than with New York Jets legends Wesley Walker, Erik Coleman and Jets beat writer Rich Cimini.

The evening, which began with product information stations and refreshments, grew competitive as customers rushed to have their scorecard punched. This card, given out upon entrance, was punched after visiting each information station. After successfully filling out the card, customers were granted the ultimate reward of a signed football and photo opportunity with Jets legends Wesley Walker and Erik Coleman.

After presentations had concluded and customers had finished their final course, it was time for the Jets panel discussion. “Our recent Jets theme customer night was spectacular, working with Blackman and sponsor Rinnai was fantastic. Jets Legends Wesley Walker and Erik Colemen were personable and engaged. It was a fantastic night,” said Tony Palmisano, Horizon Consulting event organizer.

The Winning Touchdown: Event Success

“Thanks to the partnership with Blackman, Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters and Boilers are available to contractors across Long Island and New Jersey!  The Kick-off event in Babylon was the perfect way for Blackman to show their contractors the very best Rinnai has to offer,” said Jason Fitzsimmons, Rinnai Northeast Regional Sales Director.

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