Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. (KPI-JCI) Recognized for Safety Improvement

Yankton, S.D. – Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. (KPI-JCI) has been recognized for its commendable efforts in safety by parent corporation Astec Industries, Inc.

Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. (KPI-JCI) is the recipient of the Most Improved Safety Award for its 2012 safety record. The company decreased its recordable incidents by 56 percent over a 12-month period, according to Safety Manager Neil Pedersen.

The reduction in incidents is significant for the company, which places a heavy emphasis on safety in the workplace.

“Safety is an integral part of our day-to-day operations at Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc.,” Pedersen said. “We want everyone to be safe and injury-free. This can be difficult to achieve in the manufacturing industry, but every day we make it our goal to have zero recordable incidents.”

Earlier this year, Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc.’s sister company and branding partner, Johnson Crushers International (KPI-JCI), won the Bronze Hat Award from Astec Industries based on its excellent safety record over the past three years. In 2009, Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. (KPI-JCI) also received the Gold Award from Liberty Mutual, which recognizes companies that have less than 0.66 incidents per 200,000 works hours.

For more information about KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens, please visit www.kpijci.com.

About KPI-JCI Astec Mobile Screens

KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens, Astec companies (NASDAQ: ASTE), is a world-wide leader in manufacturing equipment for the aggregate, construction, paving and recycling industries. As an innovative, high integrity manufacturer, KPI-JCI develops quality, state-of-the-art products and has the ability to engineer custom products because of a highly qualified engineering staff. KPI and JCI joined together in 1997 with the purchase of JCI by Astec Industries. KPI and JCI joined together in 2006 in a marketing effort under the KPI-JCI logo.

Astec Mobile Screens and KPI-JCI joined sales and marketing efforts in the spring of 2008. 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 www.kpijci.com.

For more information, contact:

Lisa Carson

Marketing Manager, KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens

700 West 21st Street

Yankton, SD 57078

(605) 668-2524


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