With the changing of the seasons from summer to fall, it’s time again to make plans to attend the Astec Advanced Customer Schools located at the Astec, Inc. training facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Registration opens October 1 for classes held in January and February. The school sessions will be offered four different times, and each session is expected to sell out. 


• January 5–8
• January 12–15
• January 26–29
• February 2–5

Always Improving

When planning the Astec Advanced Customer Schools, instructors look at every detail to see how each class can be improved. For 2015, instructors are currently planning new content for every class. There will also be ample time for hands-on learning with the various equipment components. In addition to gaining insight and training from the Astec staff, attendees have opportunities to network with each other.



What does it take to run an asphalt plant? How do you maximize production and uptime? The classes offered during the school session include instruction on drums, drag and silos, trunnions, weigh bridges, conveyers and belts, controls and controls trouble shooting, baghouses, and burners. Astec engineers are available to field questions and the Astec Service Department will offer advice about how to handle wear and tear. Attendees will have plenty of opportunity to take advantage of the hands-on time with models and simulators.


"We've had a lot of fresh faces in the class sessions these past three years," said Troy Norris, Astec service support coordinator. "We have attendees from around the globe and we strive to present detailed, educational, and easy-to-understand material for plant operations and trouble shooting. We want everyone that attends the Astec Advanced Customer Schools to come away with the information they need to advance their operations and business. It's time well spent."

  • Astec engineers discuss the variations in flighting for high-RAP mix production.

  • Hands-on burner instruction provides practical knowledge for setting burner limits.