Farmington Hills, Mich. (August 12, 2006)- Jervis B. Webb Company - a world leader in material handling solutions - today announced the award of two contracts in Florida totaling $18 million to design and install new in-line baggage screening conveyor systems, as well as upgrade existing baggage handling conveyor systems, for the Jacksonville and Orlando International Airports. The individual contracts for Jacksonville and Orlando are valued at $11 million and $7 million respectively.
For both projects, Webb Airport Systems will install new conveyors, baggage make-up devices, electrical controls and state-of-the art baggage handling computer systems capable of extensive monitoring and reporting. The new systems will be implemented in phases to minimize disruption to airport operations. Once completed, they will allow Transportation Security Agency personnel to screen checked passenger baggage more efficiently than with the baggage handling systems currently in place.
“Our reputation for getting the job done right and on time, along with our experience in designing and installing in-line baggage screening conveyor systems, make Webb a top choice for airports around the world that are looking to upgrade or expand their systems,” said Kenneth Hamel, Webb’s Vice President of Airport Systems.
At Jacksonville, Webb is working with the Centex Rooney Construction Company/Aviation Constructors, Inc. Joint Venture, and at Orlando, Webb is working with Hensel Phelps Construction Company. The projects are scheduled to be completed February 2007 and November 2007 respectively.
Webb’s baggage handling systems are currently in use at more than 50 U.S. and international airports.
Jervis B. Webb Company is a world leader in developing innovative material handling technology and systems. The privately owned corporation specializes in the design, engineering, installation and support of integrated systems used in the automotive, airport, beverage, 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.