Astec, Inc., Leading Manufacturer of Hot-Mix Asphalt Plants Invests in EDEM

Lebanon, NH, USA and Edinburgh, Scotland (May 15, 2008) – DEM Solutions (USA) Inc., the world leader in innovative DEM (Discrete Element Method) software solutions for computer simulation and analysis of bulk solids handling and processing operations, is pleased to announce that Astec, Inc., of Chattanooga, Tennessee, will be relying on DEM Solutions’s EDEM software to meet their current and future discrete element modeling needs. Astec, who designs and manufactures a complete line of continuous and batch-process hot-mix asphalt facilities and associated equipment, is implementing a perpetual license for EDEM software to aid in their commitment to leading edge design and process optimization.