Astec holds groundbreaking ceremony for new manufacturing bay
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Representatives from Astec, MPL Construction and the City of Chattanooga gather for a groundbreaking celebration at ASTEC, Inc.
US-based Astec Inc, an Astec Industries company, celebrated the beginning of the construction of a new manufacturing bay with a groundbreaking ceremony at the Astec manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The 2,302m² addition, which is designed for manufacturing equipment used for Astec wood pellet plants and asphalt mixing plants, is expected to create 40-50 new jobs, with around 30 of those jobs starting when the bay begins operating in September 2016.
Astec president Malcolm Swanson addressed a crowd of Astec employees gathered for the celebration on 13 April. Chattanooga Deputy Administrator, Economic Development Nick Wilkinson attended the event on behalf of Mayor Andy Berke and the city of Chattanooga.
Astec Inc is among North America’s leading manufacturers of state-of-the-art asphalt plants and claims to be the only manufacturer to offer a complete line of portable, relocatable and stationary asphalt plant equipment, as well as, soil remediation equipment, and wood pellet plants.