New Layfield business unit—Engineered Membranes & Films

January 30, 2013

Increased capacity with wide-width geomembrane line The Layfield Group of Companies announced in a Jan. 30 press release its newly formed business unit—Engineered Membranes & Films (EMF). This new business unit is part of a capital expansion project at Layfield that includes a new wide-width geomembrane extrusion line. The new line will provide an additional …

U.S. Rep. Tom Price visits Tensar headquarters

January 29, 2013

Georgia congressman discusses industry trends, transportation bill U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) was welcomed by top company executives during a recent tour of Tensar International’s headquarters in Alpharetta. During his visit, Tensar leaders were able to discuss industry trends and learned more about a potential transportation bill that could improve and expand the country’s infrastructure, …

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Geogrid lateral load

January 28, 2013

From the GMA Techline RE: Geogrid lateral load I have proposed a GRS wall to replace a cut fill failure. Our geotechnical division says it will not hold the lateral load of the surcharge of a car or truck. It will be 6 feet deep, 8 feet wide, and 90 feet long. We will excavate …

Coal-ash webinar is Feb. 19

Environmental Research & Educational Foundation presents ‘Coal ash management and regulations’ A 90-minute webinar focusing on coal combustion residuals (CCR) is set for Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1—2:30 p.m. EST. The webinar is part of the continuing education program offered by the Raleigh, N.C.-based Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF). In a press release describing the …

Crown joins growing list achieving NTPEP certification

January 24, 2013

Geotextile manufacturer undergoes supervised audit Georgia-based Crown Resources announced in a press release this week its certificate of compliance achievement from the National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP). This compliance document earned in December 2012, underscores Crown’s capabilities to better serve NTPEP and other transportation projects throughout the U.S. NTPEP is a program under the …

June 10 is deadline for GSI Fellowship request-for-proposals

January 23, 2013

June 10 is deadline for GSI Fellowship request-for-proposals $10,000 awards for doctoral students June 10, 2013, is the deadline for student proposals for 2013-2014 GSI Fellowships. The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has 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 …

Tensar announces geogrid price increase

January 22, 2013

8% hike is effective Feb. 20 In a Jan. 21 letter addressed “To Our Business Partners,” Tensar International Corp.’s vice president and general manager said the company’s geogrid prices will increase by 8% in February. Citing rising raw materials costs, primarily polypropylene resins and additives, Dean Ditmar announced a price increase for Tensar’s biaxial and …

Thrace receives certificate of compliance from geotextile technical committee

January 21, 2013

NTPEP’s audit program for geotextiles provides that all manufacturers are held to the same standards. South Carolina-based Thrace Linq Inc. announced in a Jan. 21 press release that it had successfully completed a new industry quality compliance standard for geotextile manufacturing. In 2012, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), in conjunction …

Free technical seminar: Overtopping protection for dams

January 18, 2013

Feb. 20-21 in Emmitsburg, Md. A new FEMA Technical Manual titled “Overtopping protection for dams” is currently under development by the Bureau of Reclamations. This seminar coincides with this effort and will include presentations by individuals involved with the preparation and review of the manual, in addition to presentations on related topics not covered in …

GSE breaks ground for new manufacturing facility in China

January 9, 2013

Completion slated for late 2013 Houston-based GSE Holding Inc. announced in a Jan. 9 press release its groundbreaking ceremony at the site of a new manufacturing facility in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, about 50 miles west of Shanghai. The factory is expected to add 44 million pounds of new capacity and is scheduled for completion …