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Representatives from Astec, MPL Construction, and the City of Chattanooga gather for a groundbreaking celebration at Astec, Inc.
Representatives from Astec, MPL Construction, and the City of Chattanooga gather for a groundbreaking celebration at Astec, Inc.

Astec, Inc. celebrated beginning construction for a new manufacturing bay with a groundbreaking ceremony April 13, 2016, at the Astec manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The 24,780-square-foot addition, which is designed for manufacturing equipment used for Astec wood pellet plants and asphalt mixing plants, is expected to create 40 to 50 new jobs with approximately 30 of those jobs starting when the bay begins operating Fall 2016.

Malcolm Swanson, president of Astec, addressed employees gathered for the celebration. Chattanooga deputy administrator, economic development, Nick Wilkinson, attended the event on behalf of Mayor Andy Berke and the City of Chattanooga.

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