Astec offers a complete line of portable, relocatable, and stationary asphalt plant equipment produced under the Astec and the Dillman brands. In addition, Astec also manufactures soil remediation equipment and wood pellet processing plants. In 2017, Astec enhanced its position as a global leader in design, innovation, manufacturing and service.
In 2017, sales for asphalt plants and related equipment were brisk with Astec seeing one of its strongest years for asphalt equipment sales. Astec continued to see industry acceptance of the Double Barrel® XHR drum dryer with an external mixer as a premium solution for utilizing a high percentage of RAP. This innovative drum design allows production of mix with up to 70% RAP content, producing high-quality mix across the RAP percentage range.
In March of 2017, participation at ConExpo produced interest in several improved products, including the debut of a new design for the Astec warm mix system. The new design is now operating in the field and is being well received. Also at ConExpo, Astec unveiled a new Silobot inspection service.
Astec initiated design upgrades to its customers’ Georgia and Arkansas wood pellet plants. The upgrades were driven by the need for both facilities to achieve full production rates. Astec remains very confident in the near-term and long-term outlook for the wood pellet business and believes it has been a good investment for the company.
Astec is optimistic about future prospects and plans to continue to position itself to take full advantage of opportunities both domestically and abroad. Astec continues to grow and maintain customer loyalty through innovative equipment designs, industry-leading customer service and state-of-the-art technical education.