It was 1948 when Ernest
Godfrey designed and developed the first rite-temp water
chiller for a small dry cleaning plant in Rogers, Arkansas.
Ever since that first chiller was introduced rite-temp has
shared a close connection with the dry cleaning industry.
Dry cleaning equipment
needs chilled water to function properly. This was usually
done by drawing tap water and then depositing the used water
back in in the sewer system which was very costly in
monthly water and sewer rates. Most have gone away from this
type of cooling practice and now rely on chillers to provide
a closed loop of re-circulated water to cool their dry
With wash loads can
average to about 500 pounds per load, a superior
dry-cleaning water chiller is needed to to produce an
economical solution while remaining eco-friendly.
Rite-temp has been a
leader in meeting the ever changing needs of the industry
for the past six decades. We look forward to what changes
are in the future and plan to help drycleaners meet them