Jervis B. Webb Company Announces New Bulk Handling Team to Support Power Generation Industry

Webb to Showcase Coal Handling Capabilities at COAL-GEN 2009,August 19-20 in Charlotte, N.C.

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Aug. 18, 2009 — Jervis B. Webb Company — a subsidiary of Daifuku Co. Ltd. and leading provider of material handling solutions — today announced it is expanding its core competency in coal and biomass material handling through its bulk handling team that is dedicated to the power generation industry. The team is led by Noel Dehne, Vice President of Bulk Handling Systems Sales, and Dan Klepack, Executive Director of Bulk Handling Systems Engineering. Webb has more than 50 years experience engineering, manufacturing, and installing turnkey systems for power plants including coal, lignite, and limestone handling, as well as ash and waste removal.

“Webb’s bulk handling team has unparalleled experience and includes highly skilled engineers, project managers and manufacturing executives who have worked in the bulk handling industry for decades,” said Brian Stewart, Executive Vice President and COO.  “Also, as a result of our recent acquisition by Daifuku, we are part a $2 billion company making us uniquely qualified to handle large and complex projects, as well as smaller systems.”

Webb specializes in designing durable bulk handling systems that maximize throughput and efficiency. The company manufactures its own conveyors and has four manufacturing facilities throughout North America.

Webb is also committed to providing systems that help coal-based power plants become more efficient and clean and is experienced in handling fuel for biomass generation systems.

Webb will showcase its bulk handling capabilities in booth 727 at the upcoming COAL-GEN show, August 19 – 20 in Charlotte, N.C.

About Jervis B. Webb Company

Jervis B. Webb Company is a subsidiary of Daifuku Co. Ltd. and leading developer of innovative material handling technology such as Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs), conveyors, baggage 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.

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