New turf reinforcement from East Coast

February 25, 2011

East Coast Erosion Control introduced its newest product offering this week at the EC’11 event in Orlando: the T-RECS (Turf Reinforcement Erosion Control Solution). ECEC, a supplier of rolled erosion control products, hydromulches, and turf reinforcement mats (TRMs), said in its press release that T-RECS is designed to provide durable erosion control quickly and affordably. …

Inland Tarp & Liner moves to new facility

February 23, 2011

Inland Tarp & Liner LLC (ITL) announced in a Feb. 15 press release that it is expanding production and distribution to a new 192,000-square-foot facility in Fostoria, Ohio. The move will enable Inland to better serve more of its Eastern U.S. customers, including one-day transit time, the release said. The Fostoria location, about 40 miles …

Free brownfields publications from ASFE

February 11, 2011

Geoprofessional business association ASFE has added four brownfield-redevelopment publications to its online store, according to a Feb. 10 press release from the organization. Available free of charge, the four publications are: The Brownfields Tax Incentive, which includes a brownfields tax-incentive fact sheet, guidelines for using the tax incentives, and answers to frequently asked questions, plus …

Strata offers free software

February 9, 2011

Strata Systems is offering a free software tool that assists in the design of reinforced steep slopes and walls, said a Feb. 7 press release from the company. The StrataSlope software includes material estimating, limit equilibrium analysis, direct sliding stability calculations, and internal stability designs, the release stated. The software programming takes into account geosynthetic …

GSI’s fellowships for students: request-for-proposals

February 8, 2011

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has announced a worldwide call for requests-for-proposals (RFPs) focusing on innovative geosynthetics research and development projects. There will be multiple awards, each for $10,000 for the first year, and they are renewable for a second and third year up to a total amount of $20,000 per student. It is important to …

TenCate developing new market group

February 7, 2011

Engineered Structures headed by John Lostumbo TenCate Geosynthetics has formed an Engineered Structures market group within the company’s sales organization. A Feb. 4 press release from the office of TenCate senior vice president for sales and marketing, John Henderson, said that John Lostumbo, P.E., will lead this new group as market manager–Engineered Structures. In this …

New sustainability group founded

February 4, 2011

Engineering, public works groups developing the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI). A new, independent, nonprofit organization designed to develop and administer a sustainability rating system for North American infrastructure-the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI)-was officially launched with its first board meeting Feb. 8-9. A press release from the organizing groups- the American Council of Engineering …

Skaps contracts another nonwoven line

February 3, 2011

Skaps Industries, based in Athens, Ga., a geotextile manufacturer and fabricator of geosynthetic and nonwoven drainage products for environmental and civil use, has contracted NSC Nonwoven to provide its equipment for a needlepunching line providing geotextiles and other products to their markets, according to a news release from NSC. The decision to purchase this line …

Low & Bonar enters geosynthetic joint venture with Alujain

February 2, 2011

Low & Bonar PLC, the U.K.–based international performance materials group, and Petrochemical Industrial Company (NATPET), a subsidiary of Alujain Corp. announced in a Feb. 1 press release that they have agreed to terms for a joint venture company in Saudi Arabia for the design, manufacture, and sale of geotextile products for markets in the Middle …

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Tales from the tundra

February 1, 2011

Erosion-control trailbuilding in ‘Kwig,’ Alaska. By Cory Schneider Living around Green Bay, Wis., all my life, I’ve grown accustomed to fairly harsh weather conditions. After all, Green Bay is often referred to as the “frozen tundra” because of its long, cold winters. (And, of course, the “frozen tundra of Lambeau Field” immortalized by Green Bay’s …