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Road Connection Tour Comes to Close at Kolberg Pioneer Inc.

Thu October 11, 2012 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide


Mike Johnson (L), vice president of sales and marketing, KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens, and Curt Peterka, advertising manager of KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens (and a Road Connection truck traveler), celebrate a very successful campaign with Congress
Mike Johnson (L), vice president of sales and marketing, KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens, and Curt Peterka, advertising manager of KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens (and a Road Connection truck traveler), celebrate a very successful campaign with Congress
Mike Johnson (L), vice president of sales and marketing, KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens, and Curt Peterka, advertising manager of KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens (and a Road Connection truck traveler), celebrate a very successful campaign with Congress Brad Sykora (L) aggregate equipment specialist, and Dave Johnson, COO, both of Road Machinery & Supplies, Savage, Minn., enjoyed meeting with KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens staff to discuss the successful Road Connection campaign. Gary Lloyd (L) of Ideker, out of St. Joe, Mo., and Rob Franklin, G.W. Van Keppel Company, Kansas City, Mo., had a great time at the event hosted by KPI-JCI. Lloyd said he uses the KPI-JCI equipment frequently in his business of concrete, heavy highway, as (L-R): Randy Manteafel, aggregate specialist, KPI-JCI; Tom Lamberg, division manager, KPI-JCI; and Travis Hinnerichs, design engineer, American State, The Equipment People out of Little Chute, Wis. pose during the KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens National The Road Connection map, showing the many places the Road Connection Truck traveled to, hangs on display. The celebration to cap off The Road Connection tour was held in tandem with the KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens National Dealer Conference (NDC) —  an annual opportunity for equipment dealers to gather for networking, educational sessions, and semi Shane Stevens, engineer technician, KPI-JCI Mfg. is giving a knowledgeable plant tour.

After 35,000 miles, 39 states, and nine oil changes, The Road Connection tour officially came to a close in Yankton, S.D. A celebratory rally was held at Kolberg Pioneer Inc. (KPI) headquarters to bring closure to this comprehensive advocacy campaign.

During the past year, the marketing team at KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens has taken an active role in advocating for stronger construction and transportation industries by urging the passage of a long-term transportation bill, commonly known as MAP-21. Members of the organization identified a need for infrastructure funding, and subsequently created and sponsored The Road Connection — a campaign designed to bring awareness to the public about the condition of U.S. infrastructure.

The celebration to cap off The Road Connection tour was held in tandem with the KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens National Dealer Conference (NDC) — an annual opportunity for equipment dealers to gather for networking, educational sessions and seminars.

For more information, visit www.theroadconnection.org.




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