Jul 29, 2012

Jervis B. Webb Company Awarded Contract for Bulk Handling System

FARMINGTON HILLS, MICH. (June 29, 2012) — Jervis B. Webb Company — a subsidiary of Daifuku Webb Holding Company and leading provider of innovative material handling solutions —announced today a contract with Neumann Systems Group (NSG)  to design a new bulk handling system at Colorado Springs Utilities’ Martin Drake Power Plant.

The system includes a single enclosed gallery truss structure, containing two 24-inch wide Webb belt conveyors. The conveyors will receive gypsum from NSG belt filters and transport the material into a storage structure. The discharge of gypsum onto the storage building floor is managed using Webb supplied telescopic chutes.

Gypsum is a by-product of the emission control system that is being supplied to the Colorado Springs Utilities’ Drake 6 & 7 Power Station.

“Webb has over 50 years of experience designing, manufacturing and installing bulk handling systems,” said Scott Bethke, Webb’s Director of Bulk Material Handling. “We have an established team that consists of highly skilled engineers, project managers and manufacturing executives with decades of industry experience.”

The entire project is scheduled to be completed in 2014.

About Jervis B. Webb Company

Jervis B. Webb Company is part of Daifuku Webb Holding Company, a subsidiary of Daifuku Co. Ltd.   It is a leading developer of innovative material handling technology such as Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs), conveyors, baggage handling systems, bulk handling systems and Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS).  Webb specializes in the design, engineering, installation and support of integrated systems used in the automotive, airport, food/beverage, bulk handling, 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.