Geomembrane installation guidelines available

June 30, 2015

The International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI) issued a press release this week “in its continuing effort to provide a forum for geosynthetics installers to advance installation and construction techniques has made available current installation guidelines.” IAGI and the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) collaborated to produce three installation guidelines that address factory fabricated lightweight 0.64mm …

Duke proposes excavation of 12 more coal ash sites

June 29, 2015

Charlotte, N.C.-based Duke Energy has issued a press release that describes its recommended full excavation of an additional 12 coal ash basins in North Carolina. The material would be reused in lined structural fills or permanently disposed in lined landfills. The press release noted that this announcement brings to 24 the total number of Carolinas …

Save the date: Geotechnical Frontiers 2017, March 12–15

June 26, 2015

The top geotechnical industry organizations are co-organizing the conference and trade show for Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announced in a June 26 press release that the Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 conference and trade show will be held March 12–15, 2017, at …

Seaman introduces redesigned website

June 25, 2015

Wooster, Ohio-based Seaman Corp., manufacturer of industrial fabrics since 1949, announced in a June 23 press release the launch of its redesigned corporate website: www.seamancorp.com. “This is part of a major endeavor to improve our engagement with our online audience,” said Seaman marketing manager, Michelle Miller. “Today, buyers are making the majority of their buying …

Intertape Polymer Group geomembranes are certified

June 23, 2015

Sarasota, Fla.-based Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) announced in a June 22 press release that its geomembranes have been certified by NSF International, a global public health and safety organization. The release said that NSF has certified IPG’s Aquamaster line of geomembranes to NSF/ANSI 61. ANSI 61 is a certification by NSF applied to products that …

Call for submissions: Disaster mitigation and response display

June 18, 2015

Companies that have contributed to the disaster mitigation and response industry are invited to showcase products highlighting their contribution for a disaster response display at IFAI Expo 2015. All items must include textiles or composite materials with a fabric scrim. Examples include chemical, biological, fire and rescue equipment; emergency shelters; flood and storm protection; and …

PGI rebranding, selects AVINTIV as new company name

Charlotte, N.C.-based Polymer Group Inc. (PGI) announced in a June press release that it is rolling out a new corporate brand and identity “that align with its commitment to developing and delivering high-impact solutions for its customers.” The release stated that as a first step in this process, “PGI has selected AVINTIV as its new …

Huesker names four to U.S.-based staff

June 17, 2015

Charlotte, N.C.-based Huesker Inc. recently announced in a press release the addition of four new staff members. Todd Julian has joined Huesker as the vice president of sales and marketing for its North and Central America operations, based in its Charlotte corporate headquarters. He will be responsible for leading and executing Huesker’s sales and growth …

InterWrap adds to its geomembranes division

June 16, 2015

Vancouver, B.C.-based InterWrap announced in a June 15 press release that it has added Clive Mills as director of sales and Enrique Saavedra as a new R&D product engineer for its Industrial Geomembranes & Fabrics Division. Mills was previously with several geosynthetics manufacturers and distribution companies. The release said that he joins InterWrap to help …

Good times for civil engineers

June 12, 2015

Job projections into the next decade indicate that civil engineers will be in big demand. These projections are outlined in the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs outlook The Handbook states: “Employment of civil engineers is projected to grow 20% [into] 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. …