Apr 7, 2015

Company Helps Educate Engineering Students at Lawrence Technological University

Students Learn About case Studies and Career Opportunities in Material Handling Industry

Company Helps Educate Engineering Students at Lawrence Technological University


—Jervis B. Webb Company – a subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Company and a leading provider of material handling solutions – teaches Lawrence Technological University (LTU) students about material handling systems, projects and career opportunities. Webb’s top engineers met with first-year mechanical engineering students to review a variety of Webb’s innovative solutions at work in airports, plants and warehouses.
“Faster and more efficient systems are in constant demand to build or move products more efficiently throughout manufacturing plants, warehouses, and distribution centers,” said Rob Schmit, President of Jervis B. Webb Company. “The future in material handling is bright because this industry is constantly evolving and demands innovative ideas from our engineers.”

The students will also visit Webb’s demonstration center in Wixom, Mich., this week to see live demonstrations of Webb’s automated equipment, including SmartCart® Automatic Guided Cart (AGC), which is designed to move material throughout a manufacturing facility, warehouse, or distribution center. The SmartCart AGCs are guided by magnetic tape and can easily be reconfigured to create new routes for the vehicles.

Webb also offers a comprehensive Co-op and Internship program for college students.  Students are teamed with experts in mechanical, electrical, controls, software and application engineering.  They are also exposed to every department to learn all aspects of the business.

About Jervis B. Webb Company

Jervis B. Webb Company is a subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Company , a leading developer of innovative material handling technology such as Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs), Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS), conveyors , baggage handling systems , bulk handling systems , cleanroom systems and airport maintenance services. Daifuku North America consists of Daifuku America Corporation , Jervis B. Webb Company , Elite Line Services , Logan Teleflex, Inc., and Wynright Corporation.   Daifuku North America specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing, installation and service of integrated systems used in the automotive, airport, semiconductor, LCD equipment, food/beverage, bulk, warehousing and manufacturing industries. Daifuku North America is headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., with manufacturing locations throughout North America.

SmartCart® is a registered trademark of the Jervis B. Webb Company.