History

When James “Bud” Layne founded SpanTech LLC in 1978, he had one goal in mind: “Build the very best conveyor systems we are capable of.”

The results of that goal show every day at SpanTech. We lead the industry as an American Material Handling innovation company renowned for our durable Designer System of plastic chain conveyors. Today we’re recognized as a global leader in developing unique, customizable technical solutions for processing applications in core industries such as food production, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, packaging and warehousing/distribution.

As SpanTech has evolved, so have our products. Material handling and customer solutions drive our engineering efforts, which constantly benefit from our investment in new research and development. We fabricate modular systems in stainless steel, aluminum and powder-coated mild steel configurations. Our proprietary coating system for mild steel and stainless chain rods eliminates the development of black oxide – a major breakthrough in the industry. Plus, our proprietary design software allows for rapid design and pricing of all conveyor systems.

Through product evolution and innovation, we provide our customers with the lowest total cost of ownership, as well as the longest service life available. Unlike others, we are the only company in the plastic chain conveyor industry that manufactures all of its components, thus controlling the quality of the complete product offering. We are able to provide the shortest turnaround time frame (order to shipment) in the industry, with many of our products shipping within 6-10 days from receipt of order.

We’re committed to building the best conveyor systems possible. It’s more than a goal – it’s how we do business.

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