About CEI Enterprises, Inc.

CEI employees at our manufacturing facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico

CEI Enterprises, Inc. is a manufacturer of concrete mixing equipment, asphalt heating and storage equipment, and modified asphalt blending systems. Our core products include concrete batch plants, direct-contact water heaters, hot oil heaters, asphalt storage tanks, and asphalt-rubber blending systems, among others.

CEI is a comprehensive, full-service company, with engineering, manufacturing, setup, training, and worldwide parts & service support... all here, all the time — for you.

At CEI, we believe we can achieve our goals by having the right people... good people... the best.

Our Goals:

  • To design CEI products to take advantage of the latest technological breakthroughs.
  • To maintain top quality in the manufacturing and materials control processes.
  • To ensure high customer satisfaction through responsive service.
  • To be available to our customers all day and every day.
  • To reply to customer inquiries and questions in a timely manner.

Our History

CEI Enterprises, Inc. was established as a manufacturer of asphalt heating and storage equipment in 1969, by Albuquerque businessman Bill Childers. From the beginning, CEI specialized in both manufacturing and service — of hot oil heaters (also referred to as thermal fluid heaters or thermal oil heaters), asphalt storage tanks, and related asphalt plant equipment. Our product line has grown over the years to encompass a variety of equipment, including Asphalt-Rubber blending systems, asphalt emulsion plants, ready-mix concrete batch plants, continuous blending concrete plants, ECOHEAT™ direct-contact water heaters, and mobile batch mixers for concrete plants.

The CEI reputation for product efficiency, durability and strong service support has enabled equipment sales to expand worldwide.

Knowledgeable and enthusiastic CEI Regional Sales Managers canvas their territories. Their mission is to find out the equipment needs of their customer, and to help meet those needs in the most cost-effective way. Inside sales personnel have the same mission.

CEI, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, became an Astec Industries company in 1995, and is a sister company to Heatec, Inc., located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Because of the similarity in products between CEI and Heatec, and to facilitate customer satisfaction, the United States and Canada have been divided into two sales areas: The dividing line is I-35, starting in Texas, ending in Oklahoma and blending into I-135 in Kansas. It continues along Hwy. 81 and blends into I-29 through North Dakota. The CEI sales territory is everything west of this dividing line. The Canadian territories covered by CEI are British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. For all other areas in the world, contact the sales department directly by telephone at (505) 842-5556 or by fax at (505) 243-1422.

Mission Statement

To grow and prosper by designing, manufacturing and selling the most innovative, productive and reliable equipment for the industries we serve, coupled with unparalleled customer service.


Our Core Values

    • 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 success of the company.