ASTM announces geotextiles workshop in Mumbai

December 19, 2012

Free one-day event is Jan. 22 ASTM International announced in a Dec. 18 press release that it is partnering with the Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA), to conduct a one-day workshop on geotextiles, Jan. 22, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at BTRA’s facilities in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The release noted that geotextiles are …

Tensar sells Endurablend Systems assets and business

December 18, 2012

Purchased by Pavement Surface Coatings LLC Tensar International announced in a Dec. 17 press release the sale of Endurablend Systems assets and business to New Jersey-based Pavement Surface Coatings (PSC). The release said sale will allow Tensar to refocus certain assets and resources on its growing portfolio of site development solutions and pavement optimization technologies …

Agru America expanding operations in Georgetown, Williamsburg counties

December 14, 2012

Combined investment of $39.1 million expected to create 126 new jobs in South Carolina Agru America Inc., a South Carolina-based manufacturer of geosynthetic materials, announced in a Dec. 12 press release that it will expand its current operations in Georgetown and Williamsburg counties. The combined investment of $39.1 million is expected to generate 126 new …

Huesker employees, partners receive Brazilian geotechnical awards

December 13, 2012

Second Milton Vargas Award cites winning technical paper and magazine article Employees and partners of the Huesker Group were the recipients of the Milton Vargas Award in Brazil earlier this year, according to a Dec. 12 press release from the company. The award ceremonies took place in São Paulo, attended by hundreds of professional engineers …

HB Wick Drains names Kevin Wikar area manager for eastern U.S

December 12, 2012

Headquartered in Baltimore-area office HB Wick Drains, a division of Hayward Baker Inc., announced in a Dec. 11 press release the promotion of Kevin C. Wikar as area manager for the eastern U.S. Based in Odenton, Md., near Baltimore, the office serves all states east of the Mississippi River. In this position, Kevin Wikar succeeds …

Richard Seaman receives ‘Honored Lifetime’ award

December 11, 2012

Geomembrane manufacturer’s commitment to industrial fabrics earns the honor from industry association Richard N. (Dick) Seaman, chairman of Wooster, Ohio-based Seaman Corp., a global producer of industrial fabrics, has received an Honored Lifetime Membership from the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI). The award was presented in Boston at IFAI’s annual Expo, the largest specialty fabrics …

Abigail Beck joins TRI Environmental

December 7, 2012

New senior engineer an expert in leak detection technologies Austin, Texas-based TRI Environmental Inc. an international geotechnical, geosynthetic, and erosion control material services company, announced via a press release the hiring of Abigail Beck as a senior engineer. Beck is a design and CQA engineer with a background in geomembrane-lined containment facilities in waste management …

A&R Tarpaulins expands

December 6, 2012

Increasing production for California company A&R Tarpaulins Inc. announced in a Dec. 5 press release that it is expanding its footprint in Southern California. The Fontana-based manufacturer has purchased a 27,000-square-foot lot next to its current location on Valley Boulevard in Fontana. “We’ve been looking to expand our facilities for a while,” said A&R marketing …

Tensar invests in Georgia plant

December 3, 2012

Geogrid facility at full capacity ‘to keep up with demand’ Atlanta-based Tensar International announced in a Dec. 3 press release that it has completed a “major investment” in its Morrow, Ga. geogrid production plant. The facility’s new extruder is now operating at full capacity, offering additional production capacity to help meet growing demand for Tensar’s …