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Johnson Crushers International Recognized as 'Best of the Best' with Astec Top Honor

Press release date: March 20, 2014

Eugene, Ore. – Johnson Crushers International, Inc. (KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens) took home the prestigious Astec Industries Chairman’s Award in recognition of its outstanding performance in 2014.

The Astec Industries Chairman’s Award was established in February 2014 to annually recognize the top-performing individual subsidiary of Astec Industries. The award was given March 3 during ConExpo-Con/Agg in Las Vegas, Nev.

“It was an honor to receive the award on behalf of JCI associates,” said Jeff Elliott, president of Johnson Crushers International, one of three manufacturing facilities that make up KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens. “It couldn’t have been done without the collective efforts of every associate in our company, and the contributions of the sales and marketing organizations from KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens and Astec Aggregate and Mining Group. ”

Ben Brock, CEO and president of Astec Industries, said Johnson Crushers International separated itself as “the best of the best” for 2014.

Elliott credits the strengthening of the manufacturing facility’s safety culture as a key element to its success. The three manufacturing facilities that make up KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens also recently achieved an all-time sales record since the company’s inception in 1928.

“We look forward to a successful 2014,” Elliott said.

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About KPI-JCI Astec Mobile Screens

KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens (NASDAQ: ASTE) is a worldwide leader in manufacturing equipment for the aggregate, construction, paving and recycling industries. As an innovative, high integrity manufacturer, KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens develops quality, state-of-the-art products and has the ability to engineer custom products because of a highly qualified engineering staff. KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens proudly manufacture its products in Yankton, South Dakota, Eugene, Oregon and Sterling, Illinois. For more information, call (605) 668-2524 or visit the web site at

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Michelle Cwach
Media Relations Manager
KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens
700 West 21st Street


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