Farmington Hills, Mich. (April 25, 2006) - Jervis B. Webb Company – a world leader in material handling solutions – has become a member of Automation Alley (a regionally focused technology organization integrating business, education and government). Webb joined the association as a Tier One Company.
Automation Alley works to strengthen southeastern Michigan’s economy by presenting opportunities for technology leaders, both locally and internationally, to establish a business presence in the region. The organization’s more than 630 members consist of technologically diverse and progressive businesses, government entities and educational visionaries working together to strengthen the region’s economy.
“The Webb Company has been a leader in technological innovation since our beginning in 1919. We are proud to be part of an organization that is helping transform southeast Michigan into a high-tech powerhouse and enhancing our community’s economy,” said Jonathan Ball, Webb’s senior vice president and CFO.
The Webb Company’s long history of technological innovation began with the advent of its revolutionary chain conveyor technology, which transformed 20th century manufacturing in the automotive industry. Since that time, Webb has continued its mission to engineer, design, manufacture and install material handling systems, including automatic guided vehicles, automated storage and retrieval systems, and state-of-the-art conveyor systems.
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.
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