Astec will close Telsmith plant, move products to other facilities

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Updated Jun 15, 2020
Telsmith display at ConExpo 2020 in March. Source: TelsmithTelsmith display at ConExpo 2020 in March. Source: Telsmith

Astec Industries says it will close its Telsmith plant in Mequon, Wisconsin, and move the production of Telsmith products to other Astec plants.

The closing will occur in phases, beginning in August and ending in March, 2021.

Astec says the decision was driven “by the desire to simplify and focus business units and develop product lines on a company-wide basis and to maximize efficiencies within the Materials Solutions group, consolidate operations, and to become more flexible in production capabilities to meet customers’ demands.”

“Our decision to close Telsmith was not an easy one, but we feel it is necessary for the continued growth of Astec. 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,” says Barry Ruffalo, president and CEO of Astec Industries.

Telsmith produces crushers, screens, feeders and plants for the mining, aggregates, recycling and industrial industries. At ConExpo it introduced its Titan T200 cone crusher.

The Astec direct and dealer distribution channels for Telsmith products remain in place.