Geo15 registration is now open

August 29, 2014

IFAI’s biennial geosynthetics conference is Feb. 15-18 in Portland. Registration for the Geosynthetics 2015 is now open. Join us for the first-ever co-location with the International Erosion Control Association’s (IECA) Environmental Connections conference (EC’15). Attendees will enjoy the largest trade show floor in Geosynthetics conference history and the event offers opportunities to mingle with IECA …

Hanes acquires ERO-TEX

August 28, 2014

4th geosynthetics purchase since 2011. Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Hanes Geo Components (HGC) announced in an Aug. 25 press release that it has acquired ERO-TEX, a distributor of geotextiles and erosion control materials located in Menomonee Falls, Wis. The acquisition is the fourth for HGC in the past four years: Michigan-based Price & Co. (2011), CSI Geosynthetics …

In memoriam: Agru founder Alois Gruber

August 27, 2014

Agru Co. founder Alois Gruber Sr. passed away June 23, 2014. A company press release said he was born March 28, 1925, and grew up in Steinbach an der Steyr, Austria. He trained in metal works with the company Pressl Steinbach. During WWII, he served in the armed forces and was held in captivity in …

FGI short course Sept. 19

August 26, 2014

Best practices for water containment and conveyance. The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) is offering a one-day short course-“Best practices for water containment and conveyance”-Friday, Sept. 19, in Greeley, Colo. An FGI press release described the event: “This day-long course will be taught by industry professionals from academia, contractors, engineers, installers, and third-party testing personnel. This …

Only a month until 10ICG

August 25, 2014

10th international geosynthetics event Sept. 21-25 in Berlin. Just four weeks until the 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (10ICG) in Berlin, Germany, Sept. 21-25. The technical program is now complete: Technical Sessions Technical Sessions with associated papers Giroud LectureChallenges and recent progress in the analysis, design and performance prediction of geosynthetic reinforced soil walls by …

Seaman celebrates completion of $50 million capital investment

August 22, 2014

 Geomembrane systems among company’s noted product lines. Wooster, Ohio-based Seaman Corp. celebrated with local and state government and business leaders at dedication ceremonies marking the completion of a 10-year, $50 million capital improvement program, capped with a $15 million investment during the past three years. A company press release said that the Aug.18 event …

Huesker joins GMA’s Executive Council

August 21, 2014

Geosynthetics association’s governing body grows to 11. The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) announced this week that Charlotte, N.C.-based Huesker Inc. has joined GMA’s Executive Council (EC). The EC is the GMA’s governing body for the 86-member trade association that represents the interests of companies involved in the geosynthetics industry. Huesker CEO Sven Schröer is the …

GMA spreading the word with state DOTs

August 14, 2014

Meetings in N.C., Ga., Pa.; Fall Lobby Day Nov. 18-19 in D.C. Executive Council members of the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) are continuing their efforts to grow the U.S transportation market with upcoming meetings with state departments of transportation in North Carolina, Georgia, and Pennsylvania. Additional sessions are also scheduled with environmental protection departments, legislators, …

Leister announces acquisition of Seamtek

August 13, 2014

New Leister Seamtek welder to debut at IFAI Expo in October Leister Technologies AG, the Swiss manufacturer of plastic-welding and hot-air products, announced in an Aug. 11 press release that it has acquired the business assets of Idaho-based Seamtek Inc. The release said Seamtek “has been providing innovative hot-air welding/seaming equipment to the technical textile …

GSE Environmental emerges from Chapter 11

August 11, 2014

Successful completion of consensual ‘pre-arranged’ reorganization GSE Environmental Inc., the Houston-based manufacturer and marketer of geosynthetic lining products, announced in an Aug. 11 press release that it has formally emerged from the Chapter 11 process as a stronger global company positioned to accelerate its growth and continue to meet the evolving needs of its customers. …