Washington, D.C. 20549

                                  SCHEDULE 13G

                   Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                             (Amendment No. ___1_)*

                               Astec Industries Inc
                                (Name of Issuer)

                          Common Stock, $0.20 par value
                         (Title of Class of Securities)

                                 (CUSIP Number)

                               December 31, 2015
            (Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this
Schedule is filed:

          [   ]     Rule 13d-1(b)

          [ X ]     Rule 13d-1(c)

          [   ]     Rule 13d-1(d)

*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting
person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class
of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information
which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be
deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of
that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of
the Act (however, see the Notes).

CUSIP No. 046224101

                1.  Name of Reporting Person:

			Division of Investment, Department of Treasury, State of New Jersey

                2.  Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group:
                    (See Instructions)

                    (a)  [   ]

                    (b)  [   ]

                3.  SEC Use Only

                4.  Citizenship or Place of Organization of
		    each Reporting Person: U.S.A.

Number of       5.  Sole Voting Power:    1,400,000
Shares Bene-
Owned by Each   6.  Shared Voting Power:  0
                7.  Sole Dispositive Power:      1,400,000

                8.  Shared Dispositive Power:		0

                9.  Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each
                    Reporting Person:   1,400,000

               10.  Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes
                    Certain Shares: (See Instructions)

               11.  Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9):


               12.  Type of Reporting Person: (See Instructions)


		    The Division of Investment is a government entity which manages
		    and invests the monies of the Consolidated Police & Firemen
		    Pension Fund, the Judicial Retirement System, the Police &
		    Firemen Retirement System, the Prison Officer Pension Fund,
		    the Public Employee Retirement System,the State Police
		    Retirement System and the Teacher Pension & Annuity Fund,
		    the State of New Jersey Cash Management Fund,
		    Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust (a 403b plan),
		    a portion of the NJBEST Fund (a 529 college savings plan)
		    as well as several funds under the New Jersey State
		    Employees Deferred Compensation Program (a 457 plan).


          (a)       Name of Issuer:

		    Astec Industries Inc

          (b)       Address of issuer's Principal Executive Offices:

                    The Pioneer Building
		    1725 Shepherd Road
                    Chattanooga, TN 37421


          (a)       Name of Person Filing:

                    Division of Investment, Department of Treasury,
		    State of New Jersey

          (b)       Address of Principal Business Office:

                    50 West State Street, 9th Floor
		    PO BOX 290
                    Trenton, NJ 08625-0290

          (c)       Citizenship of each Reporting Person:


          (d)       Title of Class of Securities:

                    Common Stock

          (e)       CUSIP Number:  046224101

ITEM 3.   If this statement is filed pursuant to Sec. 240.13d-1(b) or
          240.13d-2(b) or (c), check whether the person filing is a:

          (a)       Broker or dealer registered under section 15 of the
                    (15 U.S.C. 78o).

          (b)       Bank as defined in section 3(a)(6) of the Act
                    (15 U.S.C. 78c).

          (c)       Insurance company as defined in section 3(a)(19)
                    (15 U.S.C. 78c).

          (d)       Investment company registered under section 8 of the
		    Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8).

          (e)       An investment adviser in accordance with
                    Sec. 240.13d-1 (b)(1)(ii)(E).

	  (f)       An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in
	  	    accordance with Sec. 140.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F).

	  (g)       A parent holding company or control person in
	  	    accordance with Sec. 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G).

	  (h)       A savings associations as defined in Section 3(b) of
	  	    the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813).

	  (i)       A church plan that is excluded from the definition of
	  	    an investment company under section 3(c)(14) of the
	  	    Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-3).

	  (J)       A non-U.S. institution in accordance with Rule

	  (k)       Group, in accordance with Sec. 240.13d-1(b)1(ii)(J).

ITEM 4.   Ownership

	 Provide the following information regarding the aggregate
	 number and percentage of the class of securities of the issuer
	 identified in Item 1:

          (a)    Amount beneficially owned:   1,400,000

          (b)    Percent of class:           6.09%

          (c)    Number of shares as to which the person has:

	  	(i)	Sole power to vote or to direct the vote:   1,400,000

	 	(ii)	Shared power to vote or to direct the vote:   0

		(iii)	Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of:   1,400,000

	 	(iv)	Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of:  0

Instruction.  For computations regarding securities which represent a
right to acquire an underlying security see Sec. 204.13d-3(d)(1).

ITEM 5.   Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class

	 If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of
	 the date hereof the reporting person has ceased to be the
	 beneficial owner of more than five percent of the class of
	 securities, check the following [   ].

Instruction:  Dissolution of a group requires a response to this item.

ITEM 6.   Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of another Person.

	  Not applicable.

ITEM 7.   Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired
	  the Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding Company.

	  Not applicable.

ITEM 8.   Identification and Classification of Members of the Group

          Not applicable.

ITEM 9.   Notice of Dissolution of Group

	  Not applicable.

ITEM 10.  Certification

	By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and
	belief,the securities referred to above were acquired and are held in the
	ordinary course of business and were not acquired and are not held for
	the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control
	of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held
	in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that
	purpose or effect.


	After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief,
	I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true,
	complete and correct.

			Date: January 15, 2016

		By: /s/ Christopher McDonough
        		Christopher McDonough

			Division of Investment, Department of
			Treasury, State of New Jersey