Acquired by Astec Industries in 2000, Carlson continues to be the preeminent leader in highway class asphalt screeds in North America and Australia. Building an impressive array of seven platforms in front-mount, rear-mount and fixed width orientations, Carlson has become the foremost expert on screed design and performance stretching back to the revolutionary EZII front mount extensions in 1982. With their flagship screeds in the EZIII, EZIV, EZV and EZR2, all able to be mounted to nearly any highway-class tractor for the North American and Australian markets, contractors are able to achieve unsurpassed mat quality and unequaled wide width ability with Carlson’s leading platforms.
Along with its full range of highway-class screeds, Carlson continues to lead the way in attachment technologies that are helping make roadways safer, last longer, and improve jobsite safety. From the Carlson Safety Edge, enabling contractors to easily create thirty degree roadway edges, to the revolutionary Joint Density Attachments that are improving density figures at the longitudinal joint, Carlson’s attachment combine high performance, heavy-duty quality and ease of use. Carlson has also emerged as a leader in work zone and mobile equipment lighting with the original LED Blade LightTM, the only directional lighting platform that eliminates glare, insects, heat and that can be run on AC and DC power sources.
Entering into the commercial class paver market in 2008, Carlson has quickly grown its market share by delivering heavy-duty, longer lasting platforms that meet the needs and versatility today’s contractors demand. Carlson now offers four commercial paver models for the North American market, along with export compliant platforms for Australia, Central and South America, and around the globe.
With an ever expanding product lineup of leading platform and the industry’s most qualified personnel behind them, we are committed to delivering unmatched performance, unequaled contractor focus, and unparalleled mat quality to our customers.
Carlson Mission Statement
As a manufacturer of asphalt paving equipment, our goal is to provide quality products, with innovative technology, at an affordable price, backed by superior service.
- Continuous devotion to meeting the needs of our customers.
- Honesty and integrity in all aspects of business.
- Respect for all individuals.
- Preserving Entrepreneurial Spirit, Innovation and Focus through decentralization.
- Safety, Profit and Growth as means to ensure the success of the company.