In 1891, Thomas Robins, founder of Hewitt-Robins, developed the first practical conveyor system for moving heavy abrasive materials utilizing steel idler rolls and rubber covered belting. Many of the other key technologies employed in belt conveying soon followed. In 1945, the Robins Conveying Belt Company merged with the Hewitt Rubber Company and the Hewitt-Robins brand was established.
Jeffrey Manufacturing was founded in 1877 and Goodman Equipment in 1898. Goodman Conveyor was formed in 1984 by merging the conveyor divisions of these two companies.
Today, Goodman-Hewitt brings together the thoroughbreds of the industry and more than a century of experience and know-how to create a new kind of conveyor & components company—one that brings a major, new, innovative concept to the industry by delivering "What You Want, When You Want It." What a concept!