May 05, 2021

Daifuku Breaks Ground for a New Manufacturing Plant

A Groundbreaking Ceremony was held on May 3, 2021, for a new world-class 210,000 sq. ft. manufacturing plant in Boyne City, Michigan. This new facility will be the manufacturing hub for automatic guided vehicles and airport baggage handling products.

Daifuku Breaks Ground for a New Manufacturing Plant

A Groundbreaking Ceremony was held on May 3, 2021, for a new manufacturing plant in Boyne City, Michigan.

Daifuku is investing $21 million to build a world-class 210,000 sq. ft. facility on a 22-acre piece of property at the Boyne Business Park. This new facility, which will be operated by Jervis B. Webb Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daifuku North America, will combine the operations of the existing Harbor Springs, Pellston, and Boyne City plants under one roof. It will be the manufacturing hub for automatic guided vehicles and airport baggage handling products.

In attendance for the Groundbreaking Ceremony were key Daifuku executives, Boyne City’s Manager, members of City Council and Boards, Boyne Valley’s Township Supervisor, Northern Lakes Economic Alliance’s President, as well as the designers, architects, and construction contractors for this project.

“For over 55 years, our business has been part of the Boyne City, Pellston, and Harbor Springs communities,” said Tim Hund, President of Jervis B. Webb. “We are proud of this new endeavor and look forward to consolidating our skilled workforce in one location to expand our manufacturing capability and best serve our customer’s needs.”

Daifuku’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant is expected to open in the second quarter of 2022. Employees from the Harbor Springs, Pellston, and Boyne City plants can begin working at the new location, and additional people will be hired to fill open positions.

“We are very excited that Daifuku has continued to invest in this community,” said Michael Cain, Boyne City Manager. “Our Boyne Business Park will serve as an excellent location that offers competitive business advantages while supporting the local economy.”

Jervis B. Webb Company builds conveyor components for complex systems that support airports, automotive, and general industries. Some product lines include Mobile Inspection Tables, Conveyors, Vertical Sortation Units, Baggage Claim Carousels, and Automated Guided Vehicle Systems.

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