Astec Industries, Inc. engages in the design, engineer, manufacture, and market of equipment and components used in road building and construction activities. It operates through the following segments: Infrastructure Solutions, Material Solutions, and Corporate and Other. The Infrastructure Solutions segment designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets a complete line of asphalt plants, concrete plants, and ancillary equipment, as well as supplying asphalt road construction equipment, industrial thermal systems, and heavy equipment. The Material Solutions segment designs and manufactures heavy processing equipment, in addition to servicing and supplying parts for the aggregate, metallic mining, recycling, ports, and bulk handling industries. The Corporate and Other segment is involved in the controls and automation business, through the firm's parent company, Astec Insurance. The company was founded by J. Don Brock in 1972 and is headquartered in Chattanooga, TN.