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About Pugmill Systems

Pugmill Systems, Inc. manufactures pugmill mixers and accessories in Columbia, Tennessee, USA.  Pugmill mixing systems are our only industry and our sole concentration.  Our management team has unparalleled industry experience; and our small business nature eliminates time delays in the management process.  Pugmill Systems’ products are used in a wide variety of industries from road building to hazardous waste stabilization.

Take a moment to learn more about our talented staff:

John Dee Thompson | Vice President, Partner
John's field experience is valuable in Pugmill Systems sales.  He is available to advise customers on equipment specifications and arrangements. John grew up in the family’s farm equipment dealership.  After college he sold heavy construction equipment, and came to Pugmill Systems in 1992. John graduated from Tennessee Tech with a degree in economics.

Jared Allen | Purchasing and Parts Manager
Call or email Jared directly at for any of your parts needs. Next day delivery is available on a majority of Pugmill Systems’ parts. Before joining Pugmill Systems, Jared worked as a Senior Signature Builder for a large regional home builder and neighborhood developer. He earned his degree in Marketing/Management from Lipscomb University.

Duane Allen | President, Partner
Duane has extensive experience with steel fabrication, custom design, and manufacturing. He grew up working in the family steel fabrication business.  After college he worked for Monsanto Chemical, and started his own fabrication steel fabrication business in 1982. Duane graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a degree in engineering.

Murray Tarkington | Drafting and Design
Murray has extensive professional drafting experience, with the state highway department, gas appliance components, industrial chemical, transmission design for automobiles.

Carolyn Anderson | Office Manager
An office and accounting manager for a rock quarry and construction company, Carolyn understands end users’ requirements and tailors Pugmill Systems customer service levels to meet those needs.