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Roadtec Named "Company of the Year"

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Chattanooga, TN, USA – April 21, 2017 – In its annual recognition of companies that are exemplifying practices that result in manufacturing excellence, the Tennessee Association of Manufacturers (TAM) has named Roadtec, Inc., headquartered in Chattanooga, as the winner of the "Company of the Year" Excellence Award.

"We are very proud to have been selected for this prestigious honor which underscores the Astec Core Values that all of us here live each day," stated John J Irvine III, president of Roadtec. "This truly is an honor that everyone in Roadtec can share, because we all work to a common goal of serving our customers (external & internal). Safety Begins with Me at Roadtec. We want our Roadtec family safe, and we also want to be good stewards of our community and environment. We also strive to produce the highest quality product in the industry."

To win the award, Roadtec needed to excel in the following categories and criteria:

  • Shows a strong corporate commitment to safety
  • Displays evidence of a solid environmental program with improvement as a target
  • Displays evidence of energy-reduction process improvements as a target
  • Displays evidence of quality improvements in the overall manufacturing process with the aim to provide the customer with zero defective products
  • Shows evidence of continuous improvement in manufacturing methods
  • Displays evidence of sound practices in business operations
  • Shows evidence of employee engagement
  • Employee appreciation is apparent
  • Displays evidence of community involvement
  • Site is clean, safe and well organized

The Tennessee Association of Manufacturers hosted its annual Manufacturers Excellence Awards Luncheon where Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander delivered the keynote address.

The Manufacturers Excellence Awards are presented in the categories of Energy, Environment, Safety and Company of the Year, and serve to distinguish entire organizations for their overall achievements and positive impacts.

In addition to Roadtec, award finalists included AdTech Ceramics, Astec, Inc., Chattanooga Labeling, EPB, Koch Foods, Lectrus, Miller Industries, Siskin Steel, and Tennessee American Water Company.

"Winning such a wonderful award not only makes us feel good, but motivates us to continue making Roadtec a safe environment to work in and be the premier producer of quality road building equipment. We provide exceptional value to our customers. We are dedicated to success in Chattanooga, Tennessee," Irvine concluded.

About ASTEC, Inc.

Roadtec, Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn., is a part of ASTEC Industries. Founded in 1981, the company engineers, designs, and manufactures road construction equipment that includes asphalt pavers, asphalt milling machines, asphalt screeds, stabilizers / reclaimers, material transfer vehicles, broom machines, and cold-in-place recycling trailers.

Roadtec sells its products worldwide and offers complete parts and service support, as well as 24 hours a day telephone service support.


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