KPI-JCI Pugmill Shipped to Russia for First Time

Yankton, S.D. – A Russian construction company recently visited the Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. (KPI-JCI) factory in Yankton, S.D., to review its purchase of KPI-JCI material handling equipment that has never before been used in the country.

Nikolai Skripal and his wife, Svetlana, owners of Gazpromdorstroy Construction Company in Orenburg, Russia, visited the manufacturing facility to approve the shipment of its new KPI-JCI 52S Pugmill system and conveyor. The 52S Pugmill system is the first of its kind shipped from KPI to Russia, said Bruce Viau, international sales coordinator for Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc.

"The system that Gazpromdorstroy Construction Company has purchased will be used to build farm-to-market roads in the interior of Russia," Viau said. "Orenburg is located in the southern Ural Mountains near the border with Kazakhstan. The farm-to-market roads are similar to the ‘oil roads’ we find on our country roads throughout the Dakotas. One of the reasons our equipment was purchased, besides its value and durability, was that we are located in a similar weather environment."

In addition to the pugmill system and conveyor, Skripal also purchased equipment from three other Astec Industries, Inc. companies – Astec Industries, Heatec and Dillman – to complete the additive processing system and “green” portion of the system.

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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

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