Astec Industries announced Alta Equipment is its newest distributor of Roadtec products. Roadtec's asphalt paving equipment will be available in Florida on Alta Equipment's integrated dealer network, one of the largest in the nation. Chris Colwell, VP of channel management of Astec, said, "We are excited about our partnership in Florida.

Astec Mobile Screens is launching a new line of compact, track-mounted equipment. The new equipment, marketed through licensed dealers as the Ranger line, will include a variety of jaw crushers, impact crushers, cone crushers, incline screens and trommels.

Astec Industries Inc. announced the appointment of Barry Ruffalo as its president and chief executive officer, effective on Aug. 12, 2019. Ruffalo also has been elected to the board of directors. He will join the board of directors as a Class I director and will stand for re-election at the company's 2020 annual meeting.

Telsmith Inc. , a manufacturer of mineral processing equipment, enjoyed a successful AGG1 2019 in Indianapolis from Feb. 12 to 14 promoting its core product lineup, launching its Crushing Questions campaign and promoting Hire Heroes USA. Telsmith showcased its core product line with 3D models, which included T-Series cone crushers, Hydra-Jaw crushers, and Vibro-King TL screens.

Telsmith Inc. , a manufacturer of mineral processing equipment, announced its recent hire of Don Ruppert, who joins as regional sales manager covering New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware as his primary focus. "We're excited to have Don join our sales team," said Jeff Gray, vice president of sales and marketing, Telsmith Inc.

Telsmith Inc. , a manufacturer of mineral processing equipment, took part in Manufacturing Day Oct. 5, 2018, by inviting students from local schools to visit its facility in an effort to connect future generations to careers in manufacturing. “We see the importance of partnering with our local schools to support our youth in hopes of developing a more skilled labor force,” said Brian Taylor, director of manufacturing, Telsmith Inc.

Texas-based Closner Equipment Company was recently honored with the Roadtec “Eagle” Award for Top Dealer of the Year 2017. The award was presented by John Irvine, president of Roadtec, to Bennet Closner, president of Closner Equipment, in Las Vegas at the AED Summit in January.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announces its 2018 officers as well as directors elected to the AEM Board of Directors and AG and CE Sector Boards at its recent annual business meeting. 2018 AEM Officers are:Chair Richard M. Goldsbury, Regional President, North America & Oceania, Doosan Bobcat Inc.

KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens hosted North American dealers at its annual National Dealer Conference, held Sept. 11-13 at Astec Mobile Screens in Sterling, IL. Each year, KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens host domestic dealer principals for educational sessions, product reviews, factory tours and recognition of sales and service excellence.

Baschmann Services Inc. received the Sales Excellence Award for Washing and Classifying Products at this year's National Dealer Conference. The conference was held Sept. 12 to14 at the Johnson Crusher International manufacturing facility in Eugene, Ore.

Astec Industries, Inc. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets and certain liabilities of Power Flame, Inc. (“PFI”). The transaction closing is subject to final due diligence and customary closing conditions.