For over 30 years, Duane Allen and his team have been manufacturing Pugmill mixers and accessories in Columbia, TN. 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.
Duane Allen President, Partner Read bio + 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 steel fabrication business in 1982. Duane graduated from Tennessee Tech with a degree in mechanical engineering.
Jared Allen Vice-President, Partner Read bio + Jared joined Duane at Pugmill Systems in 2007 and has served in many roles through the years. He currently acts as general manager and has a hand in all facets of the business. Before coming to Pugmill Systems, Jared graduated from Lipscomb University with a degree in Marketing/Management and worked as a neighborhood manager for a large, regional home builder.
Cody Phillips Lead Draftsman/Designer Read bio + Cody graduated from NWSCC with an AAS in Design Engineering and has over 10 years of experience in machine design, military hardware design, material/particulate handling, industrial safety, and conveyor systems. Cody has served in multiple roles throughout his career. From a drafting associate at a small startup company, to managing a team of mechanical engineers on large Department of Defense projects.
Carolyn Anderson Office Manager Read bio + As a former 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.
Read bio + Derek graduated from NWSCC with an AAS in Design Engineering and then earned a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from UAH. With over 10 years of combined experience in the design and engineering fields, Derek has a broad background including electrical power production, Department of Defense projects, agricultural/heavy machinery component manufacturing, the gas and oil pipeline industry, and general steel fabrication and design.
Read bio + Zach graduated from Penn State University with a BS in Mining Engineering and has over 16 years of experience in mining, both surface and underground. This includes processing plant operation, maintenance and efficiency. Zach has a diverse background from time spent in engineering, quarry operations management and a foundation in safety where he was on an underground mine rescue team for over 13 years.