Ritchie Engineering celebrates 75th anniversary

July 8, 2024
The company is launching a marketing campaign to highlight the brand's contributions and history.

Ritchie Engineering Company announced that the company had reached its 75th anniversary in June. The company was originally founded in 1949 and sold charging hoses, which it soon trademarked as Yellow Jacket. Now under its second generation of family leadership, the company has manufactured a host of HVAC/R tools and equipment ranging from manifolds to gauges to recovery units since then. 

“While a lot has changed in the last 75 years, one thing has remained the same...our philosophy of providing HVAC/R and automotive service professionals the quality products they need, at a competitive price,” said owners Tom and Kristen Ritchie. “The relentless commitment of our people over the last 75 years has led to best-in-class products, first-class customer service, and innovations that make the contractor’s job easier – worldwide. The Yellow Jacket brand is not only the industry standard, it has become legendary. As we look towards the future, we recognize the need for automated solutions when it comes to innovation, product development, packaging, shipping, and manufacturing.”

The company is marking the occasion with a marketing campaign to highlight the company's history and past contributions to the industry. 

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