Volume 16, Number 1
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Astec Traveled to Bauma China 2010
Astec, Inc. displayed its Six Pack Portable plant with its Licensee Partner, XRMC of Xian, China.
Astec, Inc. displayed its Six Pack Portable plant with its Licensee Partner, XRMC of Xian, China.

Bauma China 2010 was held in Shanghai last November (November 23-26) and Astec, Inc. displayed its Six Pack® Portable plant with its Licensee Partner, XRMC of Xian, China. This was the first official cooperation between the two companies in terms of promoting Astec technology with its new partner as a representative for Astec equipment. XRMC devoted much of their "press" time to promoting the Astec alliance and technology.

According to Bauma China, the trade show exceeded expectations and set records in exhibition space, exhibitors, and attendees. For Astec, it showcased the official launch of its Double Barrel® technology in China.

"The trade show provided a platform for Astec to demonstrate its commitment to the international markets with valued local partnerships for service, parts, and technical support," said Steve Claude, vice president, international sales, for Astec, Inc.

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Astec Attended Asphaltica 2010
Nathalie Fourrier, Riccardo Cartabia, Dragan Stevanovic, Massimo Pischedda at the Asphaltica 2010 show in Italy.
(left to right) Nathalie Fourrier, Director of Sales, Europe, Astec Inc.; customer, Riccardo Cartabia, C.A.M.P. Srl, Sassari, Italy; Astec agent for Italy, Dragan Stevanovic, Export-Import Manager, Venta Techologie; and customer, Massimo Pischedda, C.A.M.P. Srl, Sassari, Italy (face partially hidden)

Astec, Inc. attended Asphaltica 2010 held in Padova, Italy, in November 2010, and was among one of the approximate 180 exhibitors. The show targeted the asphalt and roadway industry.

Astec displayed its relocatable plant and introduced its equipment and technology to roughly 10,000 visitors. The trade show was the first cooperation in working with a local agent, Veneta Tecnologie, of Vicenza, Italy.

"The show met our expectations," said Steve Claude, vice president, international sales for Astec, Inc. "We are following up on the interest expressed at the show by several contractors."

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French and Spanish Spoken Here
Mélanie Goudreau-Ash
Mélanie Goudreau-Ash
Andrea Cardoso
Andrea Cardoso

Excellent customer service has been one of the hallmarks of Astec, Inc. since its founding in 1972. To provide the same excellent service to its growing base of international customers, the Astec Parts Department welcomes two new multilingual parts technicians to the team.

Mélanie Goudreau-Ash is originally from Québec, Canada, and is fluent in French and English. She has over 13 years of international trade experience having worked for various worldwide shipping and logistics companies in both the United States and Canada.

Andrea Cardoso is from Sao Paulo, Brazil, and her first language is Portuguese. Andrea is fluent in English and Spanish as well. She moved to the United States 25 years ago. Her work experience for the past 12 years has been in the insurance industry, managing international accounts in Central, South America, as well as Asia.

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Advantages in the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010

The U.S. federal government has created tax incentives to help you save money on your 2010 and 2011 tax bills. On September 27, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Small Business Jobs Act (SBJA), which can mean big savings on 2010 and 2011 equipment. This new law offers valuable tax advantages when investing in capital equipment in 2010.

Small Business Jobs Act (SBJA) of 2010

  • The equipment must be depreciable under the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) and have a depreciation recovery period of 20 years or less. The SBJA also allows the use of depreciation bonus for certain types of water utility property, software, and leasehold improvements.
  • The equipment must be new. In other words, the original use of the equipment must commence with the taxpayer claiming the depreciation bonus after December 31, 2009, and before January 1, 2011.
  • The equipment must be purchased between December 31, 2009, and before January 1, 2011.
  • The equipment must be placed in service before January 1, 2011.

By lowering the taxable income, the depreciation bonus (for new equipment) and Sec. 179 (for new and used equipment) can dramatically cut 2010 and 2011 federal tax bills, giving the ability to free up cash in the near term.

How does the depreciation bonus work? Companies that bought new equipment in 2010 can depreciate 50 percent of the cost in the first year, plus the percentage of the remaining basis in the equipment that would ordinarily be depreciable under the MACRS. For a $100,000 piece of equipment with a five-year MACRS life, the first year depreciation under the ARRA would be $60,000: $50,000 depreciation bonus, plus 20 percent of the remaining $50,000 in basis.

More information is available at www.depreciationbonus.org. Also, be sure to consult with a tax professional for complete details as some states may vary.

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Telsmith New Tel-Trax Model
The new Telsmith Tel-Trax Model TC52

The new Tel-Trax Model TC52 is a high capacity, track-mounted cone crushing plant that is designed to work in conjunction with larger, high production, track primary plants (such as the Tel-Trax TJ3258 Jaw plant) to offer higher production, mine duty, track-mobile solutions.

Built around the 400 hp, model 52SBS cone crusher, the TC52 is one of the largest track cone plants available in the industry today. The plant significantly boosts tonnage output in secondary and tertiary applications, while accepting larger feed (up to 12-inch topsize) when compared to the more common 300 hp units.

For enhanced operating efficiencies, the Telsmith Tel-Trax Model TC52SBS is outfitted with automation controls that reduce the need for operator oversight. The system monitors parameters such as crusher overload, feed bin levels, diesel power supply, and the discharge conveyor to automatically adjust the feed rate. The automated controls package also allows a soft link to additional Tel-Trax crushing and screening plants to provide a completely linked and integrated processing solution. To learn more about the Tel-Trax, visit www.telsmith.com.

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Roadtec to Introduce New Products at ConExpo
The new Roadtec SX-5 Stabilizer/Reclaimer
Introducing the new Roadtec SX-5 Stabilizer/Reclaimer.
The new Roadtec FM-85 heavyduty broom
Meet the new Roadtec FM-85 heavyduty broom.

Roadtec will be introducing the SX-5 mid-size stabilizer/reclaimer, the FM-85 heavy-duty, front-mounted broom, and a new generation Shuttle Buggy® material transfer vehicle at ConExpo.

The new Roadtec SX-5 stabilizer features a 540 horsepower (403 kW) CAT® C15 engine. The SX-5 comes with a 96" (244 cm) wide drum and weighs in at less than 60,000 lbs (27,200 kg). The stabilizer/reclaimer is capable of a true cutting depth of 18" (46 cm). Water and emulsion systems, enclosed operator cab, and many other options are available.

The new Roadtec FM-85 broom is a heavy-duty piece of machinery featuring an 83 horsepower (61 kW) CAT® 3.4T engine. It weighs in at 6,000 lbs (2,720 kg). A patent-pending brush head allows the brush to side-shift up to 15" (38 cm). Thanks to an innovative telescoping feature, the unit can accommodate broom lengths of 6, 7, and 8 feet (183, 213, and 244 cm).

The new generation E-series Shuttle Buggy material transfer vehicle has enhanced conveyor wear resistance, which will lower contractors' operating costs. A new adjustable width front hopper allows the E-series to work with trucks of widths commonly used in countries outside the U.S. The dual operator stations of the machine have been enhanced and can now slide sideways past the outer edge of the main frame, which improves visibility.

The machine monitoring/diagnostic software will be shown in the booth. Visitors will be able to see the data provided by the system on a computer screen mounted on a demo kiosk and also the actual machine from where the data is being pulled.

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New Logos For Astec Companies
New logos for Telsmith, BTI and Osborn

Astec companies Telsmith, Inc., Breaker Technology, Inc. (BTI), and Osborn Engineered Products announce the debut of newly designed logos which support ongoing global, single-source marketing initiatives.

According to Astec Industries Vice President Rick Patek, "Our new logos are a symbol of the size and strength of the Astec organization. Although each Astec company is an independent operation committed to customer-focused relationships and targeted product development, their collaboration within the Astec family of companies offers customers superior single-source solutions backed by a worldwide network of product engineers, distributors, manufacturing facilities, and parts and service support."

Mequon, Wisconsin-based Telsmith, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of minerals processing equipment and fully integrated systems to companies within the crushed stone, sand and gravel, concrete and asphalt recycling, and metals mining industries. Its primary products include cone crushers, jaw crushers, primary and secondary impact crushers, portable and modular crushing plants, stationary systems, washing equipment, vibrating screens and feeders, and portable and stationary conveyors.

BTI manufactures and distributes a wide range of mine, quarry, and construction and demolition equipment. Specializing in hydraulic hammers, mobile rock breakers, stationary and portable rockbreaker systems, construction and demolition attachments, BTI is also well recognized for their full line of underground utility vehicles including mobile scalers, scissors lifts, crane trucks, lube trucks, anfo loaders, shotcrete mixers and placers, cassette systems, and personnel vehicles.

Osborn Engineered Products is based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and serves the mining and quarry industries as a manufacturer of minerals processing equipment. Its primary products include cone crushers, jaw crushers, Apron Feeders, Coal Crushers, modular stationary systems, and large mining vibrating screens and feeders.

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Astec Appoints Dymov Director of Sales, Northern Europe
Sergey Dymov
Sergey Dymov

In January, Astec, Inc. announced the appointment of Sergey Dymov as director of sales, Northern Europe. Mr. Dymov will be responsible for the sales and support of Astec hot-mix asphalt plants and equipment in his region.

Dymov has an extensive background in the hot-mix asphalt industry, having managing director and business unit responsibility for NCC Roads (Sweden) and ABZ-1 (St. Petersburg, Russia). Steve Claude, vice president of international sales, commented that “Sergey’s knowledge and business acumen of the asphalt industry, combined with his strong personal skills and attributes, will serve him well in his new assignment. Having personally purchased and operated Astec HMA plants, he is already a strong advocate of what our technology offers.”

Dymov has a diploma in International Economics from the St. Petersburg University of Economy and Finance. He is fluent in Russian and English, with a working knowledge of German and Swedish.

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KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens Held Annual Dealer Event
The equipment included eight new pieces of KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens equipment.
The equipment carnival featured eight new pieces of KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens equipment.

KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens held their 2010 National Dealer Conference (NDC) in Eugene, Oregon, in September hosting nearly 120 dealer and company representatives. The annual event featured local wine tours, a golf tournament, new product information, and social events.

Keynote Speaker for the event was Christine Corelli who spoke on Best Practices of Top Performing Equipment Dealer Organizations. Other highlights of the event included an Equipment Carnival where eight new pieces of equipment were showcased, product breakout sessions, a dealer's only meeting, and a wrap up trivia session. Carson stated, "We provided an opportunity for our dealers to climb around and really see some of our new equipment and features and we were able to arm them with competitive information and great product features and benefits. Hopefully they got everything they were looking for out of our event, and had a good time doing it."

The 2011 KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens National Dealer Conference will be held during September in New Orleans, Louisiana.


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