Rite Engineering began manufacturing boilers in downtown Los Angeles in 1952. As the demand for boilers grew, Rite was soon in need of a larger facility. In 1957 Rite broke ground for a new factory just south of Los Angeles in an area where orange groves once stood. Just down the street was Downey’s North American Rockwell plant that built many of the Apollo spacecraft and another company that made Apollo Motor Homes. In 1960, Rite opened a second plant in Puerto Rico to better serve East Coast customers. A few years later, the finished interstate highway system made this plant obsolete and it closed.
Much has changed since then. The Apollo factory closed and became a movie studio. The motor home facility now makes trolley tourist buses. One thing that hasn’t changed is that Rite is still making boilers in Southern California. The reasons for that can be found in these beliefs that shape our family owned business:
We believe our boilers and tanks should be built to last.
We believe boiler maintenance should be simple.
We believe in treating customers with respect.
We believe in helping boiler operators and owners understand our products.
We keep a file on every boiler we’ve ever built. We may know more about your Rite Boiler than you do.
We believe in research, development and long term testing.
We recently moved to a new location in nearby Commerce, California. We were fortunate to find a building twice as large as our former one and yet close enough to retain all our employees. We have just completed a new R&D lab with full boiler testing and demonstration capability. We have also added a machine shop to enhance our manufacturing processes.
From our dependable steam and water boilers to our high efficiency Durafins, Rite has boilers for almost every application and budget. Our dedicated representatives throughout the United States and Canada offer strong local support while our in-house tech service hotline is ready to answer any questions you might have. We greatly appreciate your interest in Rite and look forward to working together.