Astec Industries announced it will cease production at its Telsmith manufacturing facility in Mequon, Wisconsin in mid-August. The closure will occur in phases starting then and ending March 31, 2021.

Astec described the decision as difficult but necessary for optimized efficiency, flexibility and growth.

“We are incredibly proud of the strong brand and innovative products we have built with Telsmith, and I want to assure our customers that we will continue to grow the brand,” Astec Industries President Barry Ruffalo said.

The Telsmith product line will continue to be developed and manufactured at other Astec locations.