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Lake County company G&T Conveyor completes major project at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Release Date: November 18, 2011

TAVARES — G&T Conveyor Company, America’s largest manufacturer of turn-key baggage handling systems located in Tavares recently announced the completion of a major upgrade to 22nd largest airport that serves more than 22 million passengers annually - the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

The project took just under 22 months to complete, and included more than 7,000 linear feet of conveyor, 685 drives, five new slope plate make-up units, ten G&T vertical sorters and 22 G&T power face diverters. The new system spans across both the east and west side of the terminal, with each side designed to handle up to 2,000 bags per hour, and results in an improved system capacity and smoother baggage flows.

“It is exciting when one of Lake County’s core businesses can showcase such an outstanding achievement,” said Scott Blankenship, the Director of Lake County’s Office of Economic Development & Tourism. “G&T Conveyor continues to be a terrific example of an economic development success story and a great partner in growing Lake County’s sustainable job opportunities and economic outlook.”

For more than three decades, G&T Conveyor Company has designed, engineered, manufactured and installed complex baggage handling systems, specializing in solutions for baggage sorting and performing hundreds of In-line integrations across the United States.

For more information about G&T Conveyor Company, contact Mike DeVesta, Marketing Manager at (352) 343-1500, email or visit the company’s website at

Lake County media contact:
Kelly Lafollette
Information Outreach Director
Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445

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