Process equipment maker Witte Co. Inc. is nearly doubling its assembly area to increase its production volume to handle rising demand.
“The company has been around a long time, but this is our first expansion since 1992,” said President Tyson Witte.
“The plastics market has been strong the past three years — we do a lot with plastics and it is probably our No. 1 market,” he added.
Witte makes vibrating fluid bed dryers, coolers, pellet classifiers, dewaterers, conveyors and other process equipment for use with plastics, chemicals, foods and/or minerals.
Witte said that a 5,000-square-foot addition to the Washington, N.J. facility, a $650,000 project, will be completed in the next few weeks. It has 45 employees working out of a 40,000 square foot building.
The company has seen an increased demand for its custom dryers and plastic pellet classifiers, and said the expansion will allow it to produce more systems faster.
The family-owned company started in 1938 and is currently undergoing a transformation as longtime president Richard Witte has moved to chairman. His son Tyson has been working for the company for 10 years and was named president at the beginning of the year.