|In 1884, John Bean, an orchard owner and inventor, set out to solve a severe infestation affecting orchards in California’s Santa Clara Valley. He created a continuous high-pressure spray pump to more efficiently apply insecticide. By 1930, the company had emerged as the largest food and agriculture equipment supplier in the world. In the 1960s the John Bean Spray Pump was also the foundation of our first airport product and utilized as an aircraft deicer. After nearly a century of rapidly growing business lines, this innovative spirit led to the JBT Corporation. We’ve been making history and working toward the future ever since.