Skellerup is now Viking

May 27, 2011

Viking Containment is the new name for the former Skellerup Industries, a New Zealand-based containment business established in 1996. Viking supplies and installs geosynthetic products, including geosynthetic liners, baffle curtains, floating covers, geotextiles, geocomposites and geogrids, according to the company’s website. Its installations provide containment for landfill and leachate, potable water, petrochemical and irrigation applications, …

Propex expands engineering team

May 26, 2011

Propex Geotextile Systems is expanding its Engineering Services Department with four new hires, announced in a May 23 press release from the company. The move is “an effort to heighten engineering quality standards and to provide direct accessibility to [the engineering] team,” the release stated. Andy Burran, Ellyn Dean, Drew Loizeaux, and Eric Littel have …

NAUE opens new plant in Malaysia

May 20, 2011

Germany-based NAUE GmbH & Co. has opened a new geosynthetic clay liner (GCL) production center in Malaysia designed to serve the Asian and Oceanic markets, according to a May 19 press release from the company. “This is a significant move for NAUE,” said Thomas Knuffinke, one of the firm’s managing directors. “While the company has …

June 30 deadline for student fellowship request–for–proposals

May 12, 2011

June 30 is the deadline for student proposals for GSI Fellowships. The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) earlier this year placed its annual worldwide call for requests-for-proposals (RFPs) focusing on innovative geosynthetics research and development projects. There are multiple awards made, each for $10,000 for the first year, and they are renewable for a second and third …

GMA Government Relations Update

May 5, 2011

Notes from Conference Call – 5.4.11 Martin Whitmer & Rudy Barry (Whitmer & Worrall)Jimmy Kemp (Kemp Partners) 1) Transportation Update: Transportation Reauthorization Bill Status GMA Separation & Interlayer Study Congressional Progress (Martin Whitmer / Rudy Barry) Currently GMA has 14 Letters of Support directed toward House Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) leadership for the Geosynthetic Separation …

Tensar acquires Mulch & Seed

In a May 4 press release, Tensar International Corp. confirmed its completion of acquiring Centre, Ala.-based Mulch & Seed Innovations (MSI). The release described Tensar’s addition of MSI product lines as “supplementing a portfolio of soil reinforcement, stabilization and, now, hydraulic erosion control and vegetation.” Prior to the acquisition, Tensar was the exclusive distributor of …

TenCate introduces case study video

TenCate Geosynthetics has developed a new 7-minute video, “TenCate at Work Around the Globe,” which describes several of its world-wide projects, said a press release issued by the company May 4. The projects featured in the video illustrate the variety of possibilities and applications using geotextile materials. “This new case study video showcases various products, …

November event marks Korean GSS anniversary

May 3, 2011

The 10th anniversary of the Korean Geosynthetics Society Foundation is commemorated this year with a Nov. 23–24 international conference in Seoul. “Sustainable Applications of Geosynthetics Technology” is the theme of the 2011 International Conference of the Korean Geosynthetics Society (ICKGSS). The objective of this conference is to provide a forum for the dissemination and exchange …