|Astec presenting at 9ª JORNADA INTERNACIONAL DEL ASFALTO “BICENTENARIO DE LOS ANDES”|
|Tuesday, 14 September 2010 08:00|
(Chattanooga, TN, USA) – Astec Industries, Inc. founder and CEO, Dr. J. Don Brock will present at the Jornada International del asfalto conference hosted by the Chilean Asphalt Institute held October 13, 14, and 15 at a the B’nai B’rith conference center in Santiago. Dr. Brock’s presentation will be on the evolution of hot mix asphalt plant technology, mix designs, RAP and warm mix in the United States over the last 30 years. This is an opportunity for conference attendees to learn more about the practices and techniques that have proved to be successful in the United States.
Dr. Brock founded Astec Industries in Chattanooga during 1972 and it has grown into a family of 16 companies located throughout the United States and abroad. These companies operate with considerable autonomy and specialize in the manufacture of asphalt mixing plants and recycling equipment; mobile asphalt paving equipment; heat transfer equipment; aggregate processing equipment including rock crushers, screens, washing and conveyor systems and components; pipeline and underground utility construction equipment; soil remediation equipment; and waste wood processing. Innovation and unparalleled service and support have attracted a global customer base that relies on the products and technologies of Astec Industries.
Dr. Brock earned a BS degree from the University of Tennessee in Mechanical Engineering. He then attended the Georgia Institute of Technology and obtained an MS in Mechanical Engineering in 1963 and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 1965. Dr. Brock presently holds approximately one hundred (100) U.S. and foreign patents on construction machinery and drying equipment.
Dr. Brock’s awards include:
Astec, Inc., an Astec Industries company, is the world leader in Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) equipment technology, support and training. Astec manufactures a complete line of stationary, relocatable, and portable continuous mix HMA, and soil remediation equipment. Core products include the Double Barrel® drum mixer; Double Barrel Green™ system; TCII PC-based computer control system; the Phoenix® high-efficiency burner series; the Six Pack® portable HMA facility; and New Generation long-term storage silos. Astec also offers a complete line of portable, stationary and roller compacted concrete facilities.