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JBT Corporation Wins Order From the Canadian Government for New High Capacity Military Aircraft Cargo Loader

October, 30, 2008

CHICAGO, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) announced today that its JBT AeroTech business has been awarded a contract from the Canadian Government to supply four of the newly designed high capacity Halvorsen 44K Loaders to the Canadian Forces. The 44K Loader is a next generation version of the Halvorsen 25K Loader, capable of lifting 44,000 pounds of cargo within the same footprint. The contract for these first four loaders also includes options to purchase an additional four units as well as logistics support. Delivery is expected in December, 2008.

Halvorsen Loaders are used by military air forces to load, unload and transport palletized cargo on both military and commercial cargo aircraft. More than 400 of the 25K Loaders have been delivered, mainly to the United States military. The new 44K Loader, like the 25K Loader, can be quickly reconfigured for shipment and driven into cargo aircraft, a requirement of the contract.

"This new loader will be critical to military air mobility operations given its ability to be prepared for deployment in less than 30 minutes to small airfields with limited infrastructure. Its compact size makes the loader easily transportable to remote areas and highly maneuverable," said John Lee, Vice President and Division Manager JBT AeroTech. "The Halvorsen 44K Loader's ruggedness and adaptability to the harsh environment also make it a very reliable and low-maintenance military asset."

JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) is a leading global technology solutions provider to the food processing and air transportation industries. JBT Corporation 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 or

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