FORT WORTH, Texas — Kite’s opened the stand-alone plant in 2003 after moving from a retail-shopping strip. The lobby was recently remodeled into a more open design for easier and quicker customer interaction. A separate wedding-gown lobby showcases specialized services. A drive-up window and a 24-hour drop box serve hurried clients.
The 24,000-square-foot plant also consists of offices, tailoring shop, production area, break area, and warehouse. Relocating to such a large building gives production staff a more comfortable work area and enables easier maintenance access to equipment.
Kite’s utilizes two Realstar DF-2000 drycleaning machines, Marvel washer-extractor, Wascomat wetcleaning system, and UniMac washer-extractors. Finishing is accomplished with equipment from Unipress, Forenta, Sankosha, Hi-Steam, Fima and Cissell, with an emphasis on newer tensioning methods.