• Astec’s COVID-19 Update Site

    Astec’s COVID-19
    Update Site

 

 

Image aligned to the rightAstec Industries is committed to the safety of our employees, suppliers, stakeholders and their families. Several weeks ago we formed a Coronavirus task force which continually monitors information from our sites, government agencies and other sources. We consider the COVID-19 pandemic to be extremely serious and fluid.

With appropriate precautions, we continue to manufacture, sell and service our products. Our products are vital for building infrastructure used to get goods to market, facilitate the transportation needs of communities and provide jobs for thousands of people.

We ask that you practice good hygiene at all times. Frequent handwashing, social distancing and regular cleaning of commonly touched surfaces are practices deemed by the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce health risks.

Internally we have enacted several policies to combat the virus and keep our employees and visitors safe. We have a new visitor’s policy, so please contact your representative at Astec Industries before scheduling a site visit. Our facilities have additional signage promoting healthy activities and good hygiene. All our locations are cleaning hard surfaces and frequently touched surfaces throughout the workday. Additionally, we have greatly reduced our business travel and are utilizing technology to meet virtually as business permits.

We will continue to communicate with you about COVID-19 and its impact on our company and wish you the best of health.

 

 

COVID-19 Related Updates
  • July 15, 2020
    • Barry Ruffalo, President and CEO of Astec Industries, releases a video message to all Astec employees.
  • May 20, 2020
    • Barry Ruffalo, President and CEO of Astec Industries, releases a video message to all Astec employees.
  • April 29, 2020
    • Barry Ruffalo, President and CEO of Astec Industries, releases a video message to all Astec employees.
  • April 13, 2020
    • Astec releases memo outlining the procedures for “Taking Temperatures at Astec Sites”.
  • April 10, 2020
    • Barry Ruffalo, President and CEO of Astec Industries, releases a video message to all Astec employees.
  • April 1, 2020
    • Astec Industries, Inc. releases a “COVID-19 Business Update
    • Astec’s IT Department releases a “Coronavirus Scam Alert” to all employees.
  • March 27, 2020
    • Production operations at our site in Omagh, Northern Ireland are suspended for a four-week (4) period.
  • March 26, 2020
    • Operations at our site in Johannesburg, South Africa are suspended in accordance with the local government’s three-week (3) total lockdown.
    • Astec issues a memo encouraging and reaffirming employees to continue working remotely whenever possible.
  • March 25, 2020
    • Site closure procedures are updated in the event a site closure becomes necessary.
  • March 24, 2020
    • Barry Ruffalo, President and CEO of Astec Industries, releases a video message to all Astec employees.
  • March 23, 2020
  • March 19, 2020
    • Astec’s Emergency Site Plan is communicated to site management teams.
  • March 17, 2020
    • The Astec Industries Coronavirus Plan (v2) is updated.
    • The Astec Executive Leadership Team begins daily COVID-19 update calls with the Coronavirus Task Force.
  • March 16, 2020
    • A new Visitor Policy is released for all Astec locations globally. The new policy limits access to Astec sites to “Business Critical Visitors”. The handout to all visitors outlines recent travel or exposure scenarios that would prevent access to an Astec site. The visitor policy also outlines behaving during and after a visit to an Astec site.
    • Astec’s Media Contact for COVID-19 information is established and communicated.
  • March 12, 2020
    • The Coronavirus FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) document is added to the COVID-19 intranet portal.
    • A COVID-19 portal is created on Astec’s intranet for access by all employees.
    • Astec’s IT Department publishes “Information Technology Update on Coronavirus” via Astec’s Intranet. This IT policy encourages virtual meetings via Microsoft Teams, limiting in-person meetings both internally and externally, access to Astec laptops for working remotely, VPN access, and Webmail access.
  • March 9, 2020
    • The Astec Industries Coronavirus Plan (v1) is released to all employees.
    • Personal Hygiene Information is circulated to all Astec sites.
    • Astec’s COVID-19 statement released on AstecIndustries.com.
  • March 6, 2020
    • Barry Ruffalo, President and CEO of Astec Industries, releases a letter to employees.
    • All Astec employees participating in ConExpo are informed to work remotely for 14 days after their last day at the show.
  • March 5, 2020
    • Astec Industries creates a Coronavirus Task Force.

 

 

Astec Industries, Inc. is an Essential Business

With appropriate precautions, we will continue to manufacture, sell and service our products as they are essential for building infrastructure used to get goods to market, facilitate the transportation needs of communities and provide jobs for thousands of people.

Based on the “Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce: Ensuring Community and National Resilience in COVID-19 Response” issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on March 19, 2020, our operations are deemed to be “Critical Manufacturing” and therefore, may continue to operate.

Protecting Our Employees

Our employee’s health and safety is a primary concern for Astec Industries. We have many employees working remotely and we continue to encourage anyone who can work remotely to do so. Working remotely minimizes the number of people at our sites and creates a safer environment for everyone. Those who must work on-site to support our customers by manufacturing, distributing parts, or through field service are encouraged to follow all new guidelines to ensure the safest work environment given the current situation.

Employees can visit the COVID-19 intranet portal for up-to-date information.

 

 

Maintaining a Healthy Workplace

Beginning March 6th, Astec Industries implemented new policies in our workplace to safeguard our employee’s health. These policies keep our workplace clean, provide a safe environment for our employees to work, and encourages employees to work remotely whenever possible. We also have a new visitor policy to further protect our workplace. Many of these items are listed on our timeline above and all of them are listed on our COVID-19 intranet portal. By working together to adhere to these new policies, our employee’s health and well-being are ensured, while we continue to support our customers.

Supporting Our Customers

We continue to remain committed to our customers. At most of our facilities, we are producing parts, machines, and plants for our customers. Our parts and field service departments remain open and ready to service our customers at their work sites. Astec products are used in critical businesses throughout the world. Our products are vital for building infrastructure used to get goods to market, facilitate the transportation needs of communities and provide jobs for thousands of people. Astec is here for our customers, now more than ever.