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Witte Company History

Engineering expertise, manufacturing skill and continuous innovation have driven our run of process equipment advances since the early days.

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Witte Co. Founded.

Richard Witte founds The Witte Company in New York City to fill a need for reliable material handling equipment. He begins designing vibratory conveyors, screeners, feeders and other specialized equipment. The Witte brand is established as the source for skilled engineering and dependable machinery. 

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Eugene Witte

Eugene Witte, Richard's son, starts work at the company after serving as a Navy Lieutenant in WW2 and earning a degree in mechanical engineering. Eugene leads the company's efforts in developing the fluid bed dryer and expanding it's manufacturing capabilities.

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The Plastic Pellet Classifier 

As the plastics industry rapidly expands, Witte recognizes its screening and vibratory technology are ideal for separating plastic pellets. Witte introduces the concept of plastic pellet classifying and develops its breakthrough vibrating pellet classifier. With the help of a few key representatives, the Witte classifier becomes the industry standard and remains at the pinnacle of separating technology well into the 21st century

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Richard Witte II

Eugene's son and Richard's grandson, Richard Witte II, joins the company. Richard has a strong engineering background and is able to expand Witte's existing customer base both domestically and international. Witte builds a new, larger facility in Washington, NJ.

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Integral Baghouse Fluid Bed Processor 

Witte devises and unveils the first vibrating fluid bed processor with an integrated baghouse collector that allows products with small particle sizes to be dried and cooled without being lost in the airstream. Instead, fines are recycled and returned to the process.  

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Production of Witte 400 series Classifier Soars

Leveraging expertise in Flud bed heat transfer and vibratory screening, Witte developed and introduced the first ever plastic pellet classifier combining, drying, cooling and classifying into a single, compact unit: The Witte 400.

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Tyson Witte

Tyson Witte, Richard's son, begins work at the company after completing a degree in Mechanical Engineering. The company revitalizes it's manufacturing capabilities while continually improving its core products. 

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Plant Expansion

The Witte Company expands it's manufacturing facilities again at it's Washington, NJ site, adding needed space for final assembly of increasingly larger machines. 

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