Rain Bird Corporation

Rain Bird Corporation

Rain Bird Corporation is a privately held company founded in 1933 during the agricultural boom in California. We are the leading global manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services. Since the beginning, Rain Bird has produced and offered the industry’s broadest range of irrigation products for farms, golf courses, sports arenas, commercial developments and homes in more than 130 countries around the world. Over the past eight decades, Rain Bird has been awarded more than 450 patents worldwide, including the first in 1935 for the original horizontal action impact drive sprinkler (U.S. Patent #1,997,901), which revolutionized the food production industry and ushered in a new era in irrigation, worldwide. The original impact sprinkler was designated a historic landmark in 1990 by the American Society of Agricultural Engineers. Today, Rain Bird offers over 4,000 water-saving irrigation products and services and has offices around the world.

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970 West Sierra Madre Ave , Azusa , CA 91702 USA
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Globally (various continents)
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Over 1000

This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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Rain Bird is committed to The Intelligent Use of Water™. Our commitment extends beyond products to education, training and services for the industry and the community. In 2015, Rain Bird developed the 25 Ways to Save 25% website to provide a resource to consumers on water irrigation options, http://25ways.rainbird.com.

It is our legacy to design and manufacture only those products of the highest value and quality. We are appreciative to have received numerous recognition awards from many of our valued partners.

In 2016, we received the 2016 Readers Choice Award from Facility Executive magazine in the category of “Water Management.' In 2015, the National Business Research Institute (NBRI) recognized Rain Bird Corporation with the Circle of Excellence award based upon our outstanding Employee Engagement

Rain Bird employees work to achieve long-term, responsible partnerships with our customers, vendors, and the cities in which we live.   We are proud to work at Rain Bird and believe in the honest and ethical treatment of everyone in our diverse communities.

Rain Bird's mission is to be the global irrigation industry leader by:

  • Profitably providing defect-free, high value products and services that promote the intelligent use of water for worldwide irrigation applications.
  • Achieving customer satisfaction by meeting or exceeding customer expectations.
  • Being a responsible employer respected by employees and the community.
  • Enabling employees to be the best they can be.

Celebrating over eight decades of irrigation innovation and Rain Bird's commitment to The Intelligent Use of Water™.Rain Bird Virtual Museum

Come and explore through the many developments and innovations Rain Bird has brought to the irrigation industry over the past eight decades.

In the Beginnings Exhibit, you can hear the story behind the invention of the original horizontal action impact drive sprinkler (U.S. Patent No. 1,997,901) and learn how the LaFetra family began the company back in 1933.

The Decades of Innovation Exhibit presents a virtual hallway filled with stories, photos, interesting facts and a sampling of product and technology innovations that have helped save countless millions of gallons of water and revolutionize the way we irrigate today.

Explore the Rose Parade Exhibit to see Rain Bird's beautiful and award-winning floats and find out how they were made. Other highlights from the Rain Bird archives include the first underground pop-up sprinklers, the first computerized irrigation central control system and the largest impact sprinkler Rain Bird ever produced.

Rain Bird Featured on California's Gold with Huell Howser

Come along with Huell Howser as he tours Orton Englehart's workshop where the very first horizontal action impact drive sprinkler was invented, then learns how the LaFetra family changed the direction of irrigation. As a part of his discovery session, Huell also heads out to a local golf course to see both old and new Rain Bird sprinklers in action.