Jervis Webb to supply sand conveyors to U.S. Silica |

Jervis Webb to supply sand conveyors to U.S. Silica

November 15, 2009 - Jervis B. Webb announced a $290,000 contract with U.S. Silica Company to manufacture eight belt conveyors. Webb will engineer and manufacture 800 feet of 24-, 30-, and 36-inch conveyors, which will move sand through the purifying process at the U.S. Silica plant in Rockwood, Mich.

“The Webb team impressed us with their engineering and manufacturing expertise, as well as their ability to deliver the conveyors so quickly,” said Thomas Kramer, engineering project manager for U.S. Silica. “We know that we can count on Webb to deliver a top quality conveyor within a short period of time.”

Webb plans to complete the project in less than three months. The new system includes truss and channel supported conveyors, which will interface with equipment from other suppliers. The conveyors will move damp and heated sand that is up to 250° F in temperature.

“Webb specializes in designing durable conveyors that maximize throughput and efficiency for both large and small projects,” said Noel Dehne, vice president of Webb Bulk Handling Systems. “We customize systems for the way our customers do business whether it’s meeting a tight deadline for manufacturing belt conveyors or providing a complex, multi-million dollar system.”

Webb has more than 50 years experience engineering, manufacturing, and installing turnkey bulk handling systems that move materials such as coal, lignite, and limestone, as well as ash and waste removal. Webb manufactures its own conveyors and has four manufacturing facilities throughout North America.

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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