Deadline approaching for Geosynthetics 2015 abstracts

March 31, 2014

Submit paper synopses by April 15 The Call for Abstracts is issued to create a comprehensive, varied, and exciting Technical Paper Program for the Geosynthetics 2015 conference. Submit your 200-300 word abstract by Tuesday, April 15, and become part of the Geosynthetics 2015 technical sessions. Abstracts are being accepted on any topic relevant to the …

GSE’s China plant produces first prime roll of liner

March 28, 2014

20,000 tonnes of new geomembrane production Houston-based GSE Environmental announced in a March 28 press release that its newest manufacturing plant in Suzhou, China, has produced its first prime quality roll of geomembrane liner. Building the facility, located west of Shanghai, began in January 2013 and work crews completed construction of the plant by the …

IECA names winners of its three top awards

March 27, 2014

Environmental Achievement, Sustained Contributor, and Presenter of the Year The Denver-based International Erosion Control Association (IECA) recently named the 2013 winners of its Environmental Achievement and Sustained Contributor awards and also its Environmental Connection 2014 Presenter of the Year. The awards were announced during the IECA’s annual conference and expo—Environmental Connection 2014— in Nashville, Tenn. …

Geotextile workshop at Index14 show

March 25, 2014

April 8 in Geneva, Switzerland Daniele Cazzuffi, a past president of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), will headline a six-speaker nonwoven geotextiles workshop Tuesday, April 8, during the Index14 show in Geneva, Switzerland. Nonwoven geotextile applications traditionally include: road construction, railways, canals, water reservoirs and dams, tunnels and other underground structures, retaining structures and other …

In memoriam: Kevin Kent

March 24, 2014

GeoDynamics president passed away March 20 Kevin H. Kent, president of Utah-based GeoDynamics, passed away at age 57 on March 20, 2014. Kent was involved in the geotextiles and erosion control industry since 1987. He had worked with geosynthetics manufacturers for more than 14 years when he formed the idea of a full-service, start-to-finish distribution …

GSE announces timeline changes for company sale

March 17, 2014

April dates are issued Houston-based GSE Holding Inc. (GSE/“the Company”) announced in a March 14 press release that “the Company and its senior secured lenders have amended the Company’s secured first lien credit facility and its secured revolving super priority credit facility to extend certain milestones relating to the sale of the Company. Additionally, the …

Ohio EPA addresses wrinkles in landfill FML construction

March 14, 2014

Agency issues guidance document Introduction The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency delivered a document via a March 14 news release regarding wrinkles in FMLs used in landfill construction. Rule requirements Flexible membrane liner (FML) is a component of the composite liner system required at municipal, industrial, and residual solid waste landfills. The municipal and industrial solid …

U.S. DOT announces $600 million for transportation projects

March 13, 2014

Sixth round of TIGER funding The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced that $600 million will be made available to fund transportation projects across the country under a sixth round of the DOT’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program. The DOT press release said that the 2014 TIGER grant program will place …

Diane Hitt receives excellence in manufacturing award

March 7, 2014

Diane Hitt receives excellence in manufacturing award GM at East Coast Erosion Control “Setting goals is imperative to success. Manufacturing has many different facets, and every position is important. Set short-term goals to allow yourself to learn all aspects of your industry. As these are achieved, you gain knowledge and experience that will lay the …

GSE announces delisting from New York Stock Exchange

March 5, 2014

Expects to begin trading on OTCQB Marketplace Houston-based GSE Holding Inc. (GSE) announced in a March 4 press release that it has been notified that because it was not in compliance with the continued listing standards set forth by the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Regulation Inc. intends to delist the company’s common stock. GSE, …