On October 1, 2008 Astec Industries, Inc. announced the finalization of the purchase of 100% of the stock ownership of Dillman Equipment. Upon the finalization, Dillman was made a division of the Astec, Inc. (Astec) subsidiary of Astec Industries, Inc.
Dillman Equipment supplies the asphalt industry with a complete line of asphalt plant equipment including asphalt storage silos, DuoDrum counterflow drum plants, coldfeed systems, recycle systems, baghouses, dust silos, air pollution control systems portable asphalt plants, drag slats, transfer conveyors, plant controls, control houses, self erect silos, asphalt storage tanks, parts, used asphalt plant equipment and field services.
Commenting on the addition of Dillman to the Astec team, Ben Brock, President of Astec, said, "We are excited to finalize our acquisition of Dillman and welcome the successful Dillman team to Astec. We look forward to growing our companies together."
Dillman has been manufacturing, marketing, and providing reliable service for a complete line of asphalt plant equipment from their location on the banks of the Mississippi River in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.
In the past, Dillman has sold equipment only in the United States and Canada through a network of direct sales representatives, dealers and/or agents. Astec direct sales staff will handle all sales for both companies effective immediately both in North America and Worldwide. The full line of Dillman equipment will be offered for sale indefinitely.
Additionally, Astec's direct sales force for parts will be selling Dillman parts across North America, while Dillman's in-house parts division will remain in place to provide customers with seamless service. Dillman's service department will also remain in place to provide customers with assistance whenever it is needed.