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Contact: Tyson Witte at 908.689.6500, TysonWitte at Witte dot com or Paul Entin at 908.479.4231; paul at eprmarketing dot com
Date: Nov. 20, 2018
Witte Company Celebrates 80th Anniversary
Milestone Marks Four Generations of Vibratory Process Equipment Innovation
Washington, NJ: Food process equipment manufacturer The Witte Co., Washington, New Jersey, is celebrating its 80th anniversary as a pioneer in the development of vibratory fluid bed dryers, coolers, classifiers, screeners, and other machinery. Founded by Richard Witte in New York City in 1938 to meet demand for dependable material handling machinery, the company developed proprietary vibration technology for conveying and screening, quickly earning a reputation for skilled engineering and responsive customer service. Soon after, under the direction of Eugene Witte, the family-owned and operated company introduced the concept of vibratory fluid bed drying and cooling that continues to form the foundation of every vibrating fluidized bed dryer or cooler manufactured to this day.
As the plastics industry grew in the 1960s, Witte realized there was an immediate need for machinery to classify plastic pellets by size and shape. This prompted the launch of the Witte 200 Series. Built in many different sizes and configurations, these classifiers have become standard equipment for plastics companies around the world. Under the direction of Richard Witte II, the company introduced the concept of a fluid bed dryer with integral baghouse dust collector to allow products with particle sizes