- Buyer's guide
April 2010 Business News
Astec Industries is the parent of Astec Underground, American Augers, Astec Inc. and several other companies in the asphalt paving, and aggregate and mining industries. 423.899.5898, www.astecindustries.com
Ten dealerships were recently honored by The Charles Machine Works, manufacturer of Ditch Witch products, as members of the 2009 Crescent Club. From sales and marketing to parts and service, these dealerships exhibited extraordinary service to their customers, to the industry, and to the Ditch Witch organization in 2009.
Members of the 2009 Crescent Club are: Ditch Witch of West Texas (Amarillo, TX); Ditch Witch France (Ablis, France); Ditch Witch of Minnesota (Shakopee, MN); Ditch Witch Sales of Mississippi (Pearl, MS); Ditch Witch of South Dakota (Sioux Falls, SD); Ditch Witch of Virginia (Glen Allen, VA); Ditch Witch of North Dakota (Mandan, ND); Ditch Witch of Oklahoma (Edmond, OK); Ditch Witch of Michigan (Howell, MI); and Ditch Witch of Ohio, (Columbus, OH).
Criteria for membership are stringent and include measurable goals for all segments of the dealership, such as sales and marketing of the Ditch Witch product line, financial performance, personnel training and superior parts and service departments. 800.654.6481, www.ditchwitch.com
Jack L. Lynch has joined the management team as safety director at SAK Construction LLC, a national pipeline rehabilitation and tunneling industries contractor headquartered in the St. Louis area. SAK serves a variety of city, county and state agencies; industrial sectors; municipalities; and water and sewer cooperatives coast-to-coast.
Lynch, a certified safety manager in the National Association of Safety Professionals, brings to SAK 14 years of experience in safety management in the pipeline rehabilitation industry. His work includes designing, building and implementing safety programs and training for crews working on cured-in-place (CIPP) pipe rehabilitation in California, and on the West Coast. In addition, Lynch served in industrial production management for 10 years with Rayloc Industries, a division of Genuine Parts Co., which is the nation's largest distributor of NAPA auto parts. He is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and the Associated General Contractors of America. 636.379.2350, sak-construction.com