Dustrol, based in Towanda, Kansas, was founded in 1973 by Ted Dankert when he began selling emulsions for sealing asphalt and controlling dust. In 1975, the company began using rented equipment to recycle asphalt in order to complement its pavement maintenence operations. In 1979, Dustrol purchased its first cold milling machine and began focusing exclusively on asphalt recycling and resurfacing. Since that time, the company has grown organically and through acquistions to become a leading independent provider of asphalt recycling and related highway maintenance services. By 1980, Dustrol expanded its geographic focus to include Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri.