Tensar names Mike Lawrence Americas VP

November 25, 2014

 Former Johns Manville exec brings 30 years of construction experience. Atlanta-based geosynthetic construction technology provider, Tensar International, announced in a Nov. 24 press release the appointment of Mike Lawrence as executive vice president of the Americas. Lawrence will spearhead strategic leadership support in the United States, Canada, and Latin American, according to the release. …

Geosynthetics article wins first-place gold

November 21, 2014

 IFAI titles take top honors at magazine awards ceremony. A Geosynthetics magazine article featuring the management of the pond and reservoir systems at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station has earned a first-place gold award for Best Technical Article. The article, which ran as the cover story in the October/November 2013 issue of Geosynthetics, …

Geo Soluuções wins Milton Vargas Award

November 20, 2014

Strata Systems’ sister company cited for innovative use of geosynthetics A Nov. 17 press release issued by Cumming, Ga.-based Strata Systems Inc. noted that Geo Soluções Ltd., a Strata sister company, won a Milton Vargas Award for the article, “StrataSlope,” which was featured in the November 2013 issue of the Brazilian publication Foundations & Geotechnical …

Robert Preston named new CEO at GSE

November 19, 2014

 Geosynthetics manufacturer emerged from Chapter 11 this year Houston-based GSE Holdings Inc. (GSE) announced in a Nov. 19 press release that Robert Preston has been appointed the company’s CEO and president. He will also join the GSE board of directors as chairman. Prior to joining GSE, Preston was CEO of Davis-Standard LLC, a company …

Natural gas from Milam landfill into Illinois pipeline

November 18, 2014

 Waste Management debuts new renewable natural gas facility Houston-based Waste Management Inc. (WM) announced in a Nov. 12 news release the opening of a renewable natural gas facility that will supply pipeline-ready natural gas from the gas produced at its Milam Landfill in Fairmont City, Ill. The release said that by early December, the …

Deadline Nov. 15 for GeoAmericas proposals

November 12, 2014

 Tech sessions, short courses, lectures for 2016 event The organizers of GeoAmericas 2016 are calling for proposals for technical sessions, short courses, and training lectures, and the proposals are due by this Saturday, Nov. 15. The third Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics is planned for April 11-14, 2016, at the Lowes Hotel in Miami Beach, …

Raven acquires Integra Plastics

November 4, 2014

 Expanding its plastic film and sheeting capacity Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Raven Industries Inc. announced in a Nov. 4 press release that its Engineered Films Division (EFD) has acquired Integra Plastics Inc. for approximately $48 million in cash and stock. Headquartered in Madison, S.D., about 50 miles north of Sioux Falls, privately held Integra specializes …