GSE announces closing of Chile manufacturing facility

September 29, 2015

Houston-based GSE Environmental announced in a Sept. 29 press release that it is closing its manufacturing plant in Antofagasta, Chile. The release said that “GSE has conducted a thorough evaluation of different means to optimize manufacturing productivity, market competitiveness, and quality, and has determined that it can more efficiently serve the South America region by …

Don’t be left out of the 2016 Geosynthetics Specifier’s Guide

September 18, 2015

Email prompts were sent out this week, reminding geosynthetics industry companies to submit directory and product data chart information for the annual Specifier’s Guide by Geosynthetics magazine. Company directories include contact information and listings of geosynthetic products, applications, and services. Updated product data charts are included for: geotextiles, geomembranes, geogrids, geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs), drainage …

Registration now open for Environmental Connection

September 15, 2015

Registration is now open for the International Erosion Control Association’s (IECA) annual Environmental Connection trade show and conference Feb. 16–19, 2016, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. EC-’16, with the promise “Everything’s bigger in Texas,” is anticipating more than 1,500 attendees, 160 exhibitor booths, with 30+ countries represented. EC-’16 will …

Shaw increases investment in Watershed Geosynthetics

September 14, 2015

Shaw Industries Group Inc., a Dalton, Ga.-based carpet manufacturer and supplier of floorcoverings and synthetic turf, has increased its investment in Watershed Geosynthetics LLC of Alpharetta, Ga., according to a Sept. 10 press release from Watershed. The release said that the additional investment will be used to build a sales and marketing team capable of …

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GRS-IBS Makes Quick Work of Bridge Replacement

September 9, 2015

When flooding forced the closure of the Jessup Mill Road Bridge over Edward’s Run in Mantua Township, New Jersey, county officials turned to a quick but effective solution to reopen the vital community link: geosynthetic reinforced soil–integrated bridge system technology. “We had observed the use of innovative bridge construction methods in other states that reduce …

Burke announces partners for CSPE geomembranes

September 8, 2015

San Jose, Calif.-based Burke Industries announced in a Sept. 8 press release that it has established exclusive strategic partnerships with Colorado Lining International Inc. (CLI) and Layfield Environmental Systems Corp. (Layfield) for the distribution and fabrication of all Burke chlorosulfonated polyethylene (CSPE) geomembrane products and systems. The two companies will manage Burke’s CSPE geomembranes in …

Geosynthetics Middle East conference extends deadline to Sept. 30

September 4, 2015

Organizers of the 2015 Geosynthetics Middle East conference have extended the call for papers deadline to Sept. 30, 2015, welcoming industry experts to share their knowledge with the GeoME audience. The 2015 GeoME event has a primary focus on infrastructure, transportation, oil and gas, water, waste, and energy. Conference organizers are encouraging abstracts due by …

Colorado Lining launches floating cover brand

September 3, 2015

Parker, Colo.-based Colorado Lining International Inc. (CLI)—contractor, installer, and fabricator of geosynthetics—announced in a Sept. 2 press release a new brand for its floating cover systems. According to the release, CLI’s Hydro-Cap systems “are offered domestically and internationally and are targeted to oil and gas pits and tanks, construction water ponds, anaerobic digestion lagoons and …

Geosynthetic Institute fellowships announced

September 2, 2015

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI), with input from its Board of Directors, has made the selections for the 2015–2016 GSI Fellowship Awards. The program recognizes and supports outstanding students from around the world studying geosynthetics. The GSI Fellowship program for this year was revised to include candidates pursuing a master’s degree as well as doctoral degrees. …