Firestone, EPIC announce partnership

April 28, 2011

Firestone Specialty Products is now the exclusive distributor for the EPIC Green System and associated water systems in North America. EPIC Green Solutions, an international water-management company featuring stormwater, subsurface irrigation, and drainage systems, announced this week that it has completed an agreement with Firestone Building Products Co., a subsidiary of Firestone–North America. The strategic …

Tensar assumes control of its geogrid distribution

April 22, 2011

25-year alliance with ConTech concludes in May After a 25-year manufacturer/distributor collaboration, Tensar International Corp. and ConTech Construction Products Inc. have mutually agreed that Tensar will take on distribution for its geogrid products in the U.S., according to an April 21 press release. Under the terms of an agreement effective May 2, 2011, the release …

Michael Gorey named Propex CEO

April 20, 2011

Chattanooga-based Propex Operating Co. LLC announced in an April 19 press release that its Board of Managers named Michael Gorey president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. The release described Gorey as “a proven leader with experience as a chief executive, most recently serving as the president of Bridgestone–North American Consumer Tire. With more than …

RPI wins 2011 Student GeoChallenge

April 15, 2011

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) won this year’s Student GeoChallenge for the design and building of the winning wall model during Geo-Frontiers 2011 in Dallas. The Geo-Frontiers conference was organized by ASCE’s Geo-Institute (G-I) and the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and took place at the Dallas Sheraton March 13-16. Thirteen student teams from across the …

Seaman announces price increases

April 11, 2011

Seaman Corp. announced in a press release last week that the company will increase the price of virtually all of its products 3-12%, effective May 1, 2011. The release said that the company did implement efforts to offset continuing increases in raw material costs and other supply chain expenses. “Our continued commitment to lean manufacturing …

EuroGeo5: Call for Abstracts

April 8, 2011

The 5th European Conference on Geosynthetics (EuroGeo5) will take place Sept. 16-19, 2012, in Valencia, Spain. The Spanish Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) is the primary organizer for this event, held under the auspices of the IGS. Authors interested in presenting papers at EuroGeo5 must provide an abstract before Oct. 31, 2011, addressed …

Carlisle explores use of solar cover technology at Meadowlands landfill

April 7, 2011

Carlisle Energy Services (CES) is currently analyzing the feasibility of using exposed geomembrane solar cover technology for the Meadowland’s Erie Landfill in North Arlington, N.J., according to a company press release. The proposed Carlisle system features an integrated solar photovoltaic array with the geomembrane landfill cover, similar to covers previously featured in Geosynthetics. The release …

American Environmental acquires Mid-America Lining

April 6, 2011

American Environmental Group Ltd. has acquired the geosynthetic liner operations of Union City, Tenn.-based Mid-America Lining Co., according to a press release from AEG this week. Mid-America’s history includes geosynthetic installations on a national scale, and that is a natural addition to AEG’s current U.S.-based workforce, the release stated. AEG currently features geosynthetic materials installation …

GeoAmericas 2012 call for papers

April 4, 2011

GeoAmericas May 2-5, 2012 Lima, Perú GeoAmericas 2012, the Second PanAmerican Geosynthetics Conference and Exhibition, will provide a forum for geosynthetics engineers, practitioners, and academe to explore current and potential applications for geosynthetics, while offering an active marketplace for the promotion of geosynthetic products and technology to users throughout the Americas. The GeoAmericas 2012 program …

Update on GSI activities

April 1, 2011

By Bob and George Koerner There are several activities of GSI that we believe have widespread interest to the geosynthetics community beyond our regular direct contact with its members and affiliated members. They are briefly as follows: Laboratory Test Method Accreditation The Geosynthetic Accreditation Institute’s-Laboratory Accreditation Program (GAI-LAP) is celebrating its 16th year. The program …