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Production of CEI Enterprises, Inc. asphalt plants transfers to Astec, Inc.


September 25, 2012
By From media release

September 25, 2012, Chattanooga,
TN – ASTEC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of
Astec Industries, announces
that it will assume total responsibility for all asphalt plant production
within the Astec Industries family of companies.

September 25, 2012, Chattanooga,
TN – ASTEC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of
Astec Industries, announces
that it will assume total responsibility for all asphalt plant production
within the Astec Industries family of companies. CEI Enterprises Inc.’s (also a
wholly owned subsidiary of Astec Industries) line-up of the Nomad and Rap King
series of hot mix asphalt plants will transfer production to the Dillman, (a division
of Astec, Inc.) facility in Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin.

 

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“With
the decision to consolidate all manufacturing of the corporation’s hot mix
asphalt plants to the Astec Inc. subsidiary, Astec Inc. is now in a position to
offer a broad range of plants producing between 80 tph to 500 tph (72 to 450
metric tons) ” commented Ben Brock, Astec Industries Group Vice President for
Asphalt.  Brock continued, “To
differentiate the complete line of technology designs we now offer our
customers, we will utilize both the Astec and Dillman brand names.”

 

CEI, based in Albuquerque, New
Mexico, manufactured the Nomad™ and Rap King series of portable plants. With
production capacities of 80, 130 or 175 tons (72.5, 118 or 159 metric tons) per
hour, the highly portable Nomad series is designed to be set-up and operational
with minimal effort and time. The plant's high-quality PLC-based controls
provide reliable and fully automated mixing and can be operated fully manually
if needed.

 

The Rap King offers production
capacities of 150 or 180 tph (135 to 162 metric tons) both in portable
configurations. A highly efficient counter flow plant, its ability to produce mix
with up to 50% RAP is one of its key selling points.

 

In addition, with the
consolidation, Astec, Inc. will be designing and engineering additional product
line offerings in the 30 to 180 tph (27 to 162 metric tons) asphalt plant
market. In addition, Astec’s industry leading global service and parts network
will now assume the total responsibility of supporting the after-sales service
needs of all customers.