Astec Underground, based in
“We believe the Ring-O-Matic product line complements our HDD products very well,” says Doug Zukowski, Astec Underground vice president, sales and marketing. “These high-quality products give our customers another underground construction solution that will make their work safer and more productive.”
Bob Zylstra, CEO of Ring-O-Matic agrees. “The vacuum excavators are an excellent machine to help locate existing underground utilities that may be in a horizontal drill’s path,” he says. “Physically locating utilities near the drill path is a best-practice for contractors to improve safety and to reduce the likelihood of damaging a pre-existing utility. Selling horizontal drills and vacuum excavators together is a natural fit for our dealers and their customers. This alliance will help create additional value for contractors, Astec Underground, our dealers, and Ring-O-Matic.”
Ring-O-Matic is located in central
Astec Underground, an industry leader in the underground construction industry, manufactures Astec walk-behind and ride-on utility trenchers, vibratory plows and horizontal directional drills, along with related parts and accessories, Trencor line of high-performance rock trenchers, surface miners, Road Miners, and related equipment, and Astec EarthPro Geothermal Drills. These products are manufactured at the company’s 360,000-sq ft facility in
Astec trenchers and HDDs are sold and supported through a worldwide network of 62 dealers that operate more than 155 locations. Astec EarthPro geothermal drills and Trencor machines are sold direct from the factory and through a network of agents and dealers worldwide. They’re supported through a dedicated parts and service center available 24 hours a day.