CHICAGO, Aug 12, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) announced today two contracts worth in total $28 million.
The first order is a $17 million contract to provide coating, frying, cooking and freezing solutions at a new meat and poultry plant in North America. The process solutions were developed together with the customer in JBT's state-of-the-art Food Processing Technology Center in Sandusky, OH.
"This project is an excellent example of what JBT FoodTech does well for our key customers, from the early development of the proper processing techniques, to the installation and start-up of the equipment and the eventual service and applications support of the processing lines," says Torbjorn Arvidsson, Vice President and Division Manager for JBT FoodTech's Food Solutions and Services Division.
The second order is an $11 million contract for an automated batch retort system. The customer is a European headquartered food company with operations in the U.S. This new system will provide the processor with leading technology to process a wide range of packaging configurations while reducing labor costs and improving energy efficiencies versus traditional equipment.
"We are pleased to win this order," said Juan C. Podesta, Vice President and Division Manager of JBT FoodTech's Food Processing Systems Division. "This system marks yet another important milestone for JBT FoodTech as it continues to lead the development of state of-the-art automated food sterilization systems."
Both systems are currently scheduled for delivery in 2009.
JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) is a leading global solutions provider to the food processing and air transportation industries. The Company designs, manufactures, tests and services technologically sophisticated systems and products for regional and multi-national industrial food processing customers through its JBT FoodTech segment and for domestic and international air transportation customers through its JBT AeroTech segment. JBT Corporation employs approximately 3,100 people worldwide and operates sales, service, manufacturing and sourcing operations located in over 25 countries. For more information please visit www.jbtcorporation.com.
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