FARMINGTON HILLS (WWJ) — Jervis B. Webb Co., a subsidiary of Daifuku Webb Holding Co., will be holding a FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League scrimmage and demonstration on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Webb’s demonstration center, 48825 West Road in Wixom.
The event will run from 9 to 11 a.m.
The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills.
“As a top provider of automated material handling systems such as automatic guided vehicles, we are thrilled to be supporting such a great program,” said Ken Hamel, president of Jervis B. Webb. “We strive to encourage future engineers to continue their education in science, math and technology; and FIRST is a great resource.”
Two teams will participate in the scrimmage. Both are coached by Jervis B. Webb employees. One team is sponsored by Trinity Episcopal Church in Belleville, and is coached by Dave Anderson of Ypsilanti. The second team is sponsored by St. William School in Walled Lake, and is coached by Dan Emond of West Bloomfield Township. Following the scrimmage, Jervis B. Webb engineers will showcase the company’s automated equipment and explain how it works to the students.
Jervis B. Webb develops material handling technology such as automatic guided vehicles, automated storage and retrieval systems, conveyors, baggage handling systems, bulk handling systems, cleanroom systems and airport maintenance services. Daifuku Webb specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing, installation and service of integrated systems used in the automotive, airport, semiconductor, LCD equipment, food/beverage, bulk, warehousing and manufacturing industries.