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Kolberg-Pioneer - Yankton, SD

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Kralicek Retires After Four Decades of Service to Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. (KPI-JCI)

Press release date: Jan 30, 2013

Yankton, S.D. - Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. (KPI-JCI) warmly thanks Dennis Kralicek for more than four decades of service, and wishes him success and happiness in his retirement.

Kralicek, who retired Jan. 4, worked for Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. for 41 and a half years, starting at the age of 19 when he moved back to his hometown from Sioux Falls, S.D. He spent his entire career building conveyor undercarriages, along with training five different supervisors over the course of his career.

Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. is a worldwide manufacturer of heavy equipment for the aggregate and recycle markets.

Kralicek is one of 107 employees who have been inducted into Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc.'s Quarter Century Club, which honors employees for 25 years of service, since the club's inception in 2000. 60 members are currently employed at the company. Company president Joe Vig said the high number of Quarter Century Club members reflects a positive work environment that encourages employees to stay and grow with the company.

"It is incredibly gratifying to have employees like Dennis Kralicek, who are so committed to the success of this company," Vig said. "We strive to provide an enjoyable, rewarding work experience for our associates, and I believe that is the reason behind our success in maintaining a large number of long-term employees. We greatly appreciate the service of these individuals. Without dedicated employees like Dennis, our company would not have seen the growth and development we've experienced at our facility since it began in 1965."

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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

For more information, contact:
Lisa Carson
Marketing Manager, KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens
700 West 21st Street
Yankton, SD 57078
(605) 668-2524