Who We Are
Carlson Paving Products, Inc. is the industry’s leading manufacturer of asphalt paving machinery for over thirty years. Located in Tacoma, Washington, Carlson designs, engineers and builds all of its products to the highest quality. With its award winning lineup of front- and rear-mount highway screeds, class-leading commercial paver platforms, and attachment innovations that enhance road and worker safety, Carlson partners with contractors to ensure they have the tools to succeed from driveway to interstate jobsites.

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.

Core Values
Astec Industries, Inc. was founded in 1972 with the vision to apply creative thinking and state-of-the-art technology to traditionally low-tech industries, bolstered by a corporate culture renowned for putting customer service first. Based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the Astec Industries, Inc. family of companies has become a global leader in the manufacture of equipment for asphalt road building, aggregate processing, oil, gas and water well drilling and wood processing, among others.

  • Continuous devotion to meeting the needs of our customers.
  • Honesty and integrity in all aspects of business.
  • Respect for all individuals.
  • Preserving entrepreneurial spirit and innovation.
  • Safety, quality and productivity as means to ensure success.