Oct 26, 2010

Webb signs multi-million dollar biomass handling contract

Farmington Hills, Mich. – Jervis B. Webb Company – a subsidiary of Daifuku Co., Ltd. and leading provider of innovative material handling solutions – today announced a contract with Covanta Energy Corporation to design, engineer and manufacture an ash handling system in Kapolei, Hawaii. The project is the result of an expansion by Covanta and also includes a new building that will house the ash handling system.

“Webb has positioned itself as a leader in providing large-scale, biomass handling systems,” said Noel Dehne, Vice President of Webb’s Bulk Handling System Sales. “Our engineers are experts at designing durable systems that can move the most difficult materials.”

The new system will move bottom ash and fly ash to trailer loading shuttle conveyors. The bottom ash system includes vibrating conveyors with scalping capabilities, belt conveyors, a drum magnet for removing ferrous metals and an eddy current separator for removing non-ferrous metals. The fly ash system includes an inclined drag chain conveyor that leads to a silo, a vibrating discharger, screw conveyors, pug mill mixers, and an agglomerating trammel for mixing fly ash and bottom ash prior to transporting to trailer loading.

Webb will work with Burns and Roe, a leading engineering and construction company on the project. Work is scheduled to begin in March 2011. About Jervis B. Webb Company.

About Jervis B. Webb Company

Jervis B. Webb Company, a subsidiary of Daifuku Co., Ltd., is a leading developer of innovative material handling technology and systems. Webb specializes in the design, engineering, installation and support of integrated systems used in the automotive, airport, bulk, warehousing and manufacturing industries. Webb is headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., with manufacturing locations in Harbor Springs and Boyne City, Mich.; Carlisle, S.C.; Canada; India; and China. The company was founded in 1919 by Jervis B. Webb who invented the forged rivetless chain conveyor that helped revolutionize mass production.