Rite-Hite to cool fans in Phoenix

The biggest fans at Chase Field Tuesday night will be from Milwaukee.
Rite- Hite Fans, a Milwaukee industrial fan manufacturer, supplied several of the cooling systems used in the atrium of the Phoenix stadium, where the Milwaukee Brewers will play the Arizona Diamondbacks in game three of the National League Division Series Tuesday.
Four Rite-Hite Revolution fans, which are 16 feet in diameter and cool 22,000 square feet each, were installed in a shaded entrance to Chase Field ahead of the 2011 All-Star Game so fans could keep cool while waiting in line to get inside, said Dan Anderson, product manager.
Rite-Hite Fans, 8900 N. Arbon Drive in Milwaukee, is a subsidiary of Rite-Hite, an industrial loading dock and door safety product manufacturer. The Milwaukee company has 10 manufacturing facilities and 1,500 employees worldwide.
As one of the few companies in the country that makes high volume/low density (HLDS) fans, Rite-Hite was chosen to cool a stadium all the way in Phoenix, Anderson said.
“The whole thought is you can cool a whole lot of people with this one fan,” he said.
The company was excited for the opportunity to showcase its product at Chase Stadium, he said.
Chase Field’s atrium also features other energy efficient products, like solar panels.
“The idea of the fans is twofold: one is to showcase the renewable energy and the ability to reduce customers’ energy consumption and the other is to make it comfortable (to be in the desert),” Anderson said.
The Brewers and Diamondbacks will play at 8:37 p.m. on Tuesday in Phoenix.

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