Telsmith manufacturing facility to close in 2021

By |  June 18, 2020

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Astec Industries plans to cease all production activity at its Telsmith manufacturing facility in Mequon, Wisconsin.

Telsmith’s closing will occur in phases starting Aug. 14 and ending March 31, 2021, when the facility will be permanently closed.

According to Astec, the decision to close the facility was driven by a desire to simplify and focus business units and develop product lines on a company-wide basis and to maximize efficiencies within the company’s materials solutions group, consolidate operations and become more flexible in production capabilities to meet customer demands.

“Our decision to close Telsmith was not an easy one, but we feel it is necessary for the continued growth of Astec,” says Barry Ruffalo, president and CEO of Astec Industries. “We are incredibly proud of the strong brand and innovative products we have built with Telsmith, and I want to assure our customers that we will continue to grow the brand.”

The Telsmith product lines will continue to be developed and manufactured at other Astec locations. Customers will still be able to purchase new equipment and continue to be supported with parts and service through the Astec direct and dealer channels.

Telsmith is a manufacturer of aggregate and mining crushing and screening equipment.

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