By JBT Corp.

CHICAGO, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) announced today that its JBT FoodTech business has signed a contract valued in excess of $6 million with O-AT-KA Milk Products Cooperative, Inc. (O-AT-KA).

JBT FoodTech will supply an automated batch retort system to sterilize various dairy-based drink products.  The retort system will allow O-AT-KA to process a wide range of products and processes at optimal performance and efficiency

"We are very pleased with O-AT-KA's continued confidence in JBT's leading retort technology," said Steve Smith, Vice President and General Manager for JBT FoodTech's Food Processing Systems Division. "This project is another excellent example of how JBT FoodTech supports our customers in their development and expansion of the industries they serve."

The order was received in the first quarter of 2012 with the project scheduled for completion by the fourth quarter of 2012.

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 3,300 people worldwide and operates sales, service, manufacturing and sourcing operations located in over 25 countries. For more information please visit or

SOURCE: JBT Corporation