KPI-JCI Hosts Meeting for 65 Dealers, Launches New S-Series

The company also launched its new website, new product animations and new interactive dealer sales tools.

📅   Sat November 07, 2015 - Midwest Edition
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Members of the media were treated to a tour of the factory led by Bruce Viau, international sales coordinator of KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens. Here Bruce is showing an electrical panel for a 4500 VSI with twin 300 h.p. motors.
Members of the media were treated to a tour of the factory led by Bruce Viau, international sales coordinator of KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens. Here Bruce is showing an electrical panel for a 4500 VSI with twin 300 h.p. motors.
Members of the media were treated to a tour of the factory led by Bruce Viau, international sales coordinator of KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens. Here Bruce is showing an electrical panel for a 4500 VSI with twin 300 h.p. motors. (L-R): The Baschmann crew of Baschmann Services Inc., Elma N.Y., are Mike Peters, aggregate equipment sales; Peter Baschmann, manager, owner; and Donald Ruppert. Ron Scott Jr., Highway Equipment Company ,Troutville Va., sales and operations manager goes over the features on this versatile Fast Trax FT4250 track mounted impact crusher. Keith Enge, electrical engineer of KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens, explains the features of the Wizard Touch control panel. All 2016 models will feature this interactive systems control panel. (L-R) are Dave Johnson, Road Machinery & Supplies, Savage Minn., chief operating officer; Russ Karsky, aggregate sales specialist; and Jon Anderson, general manager northern operations of RMS. The KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens facility has 310,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing and 62,000 sq. ft. of engineering and design space. This large Mazak Integrex e-670 Multi-Tasking Machining Center is a complete fusion of CNC turning center and machining center. To keep up with demand KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens runs up to three shift rotations. This is a KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens expert welder attching a base to a vertical shaft impactor. One of these is manufactured every seven days. Pictured is a track plant frame. KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens recycles all paint materials and recaptures for use. The new 2500 Series VSI Track Plant for KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens was on display. Bruce Viau showcases a 50,000 lb. crusher pitman, the largest pitman manufactured by KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens.

KPI-JCI recently hosted a meeting for 65 North American dealers and launched 10 new or improved pieces of equipment as well as a new parts line called S-Series, which is an exclusive brand of cone liners and jaw dies, developed by Astec Industries foundry experts. The company also launched its new website, new product animations and new interactive dealer sales tools. Among the new and improved equipment introduced was the new portable tow-behind conveyor, the new portable K300/6203CC, the new GT205 track-mounted multi-frequency screen and the new GT104 track-mounted screening plant.

The company also honored 12 of its North American dealers for sales and service excellence. The premier award given this year was the Top Sales and Marketing award, and this year, Thompson Equipment of Lewiston, Maine, was recognized for its dedication.