Seaman introduces XR-5PW geomembrane

October 30, 2015

High-performance fabric manufacturer Seaman Corp., Wooster, Ohio, has expanded its line of XR-5® grade geomembranes with the XR-5PW. Specifically engineered for potable water floating covers, 45-mil XR-5PW offers high strength, UV protection and resistance to punctures and tears. It is the only coated fabric with NSF-61 approval for potable water contact. Featuring Seaman’s proprietary knit …

Agru America announces two managerial changes

October 28, 2015

Agru America named Melissa Grace as Business Unit Manager for the Fiber and Textile Business Unit and Chris Eichelberger’s role as VP-Technical Marketing will expand to include the oversight of technical marketing associated with the Geosynthetics product line. Grace will be responsible for developing new business and interfacing between the geosynthetics sales staff and the …

Strata Systems Inc. launches target-specific website

October 27, 2015

Strata Systems Inc., a global manufacturer of soil reinforcement products, launched a new regional website, which targets its South American customer base. The streamlined navigation and customer-targeted technical information is now available in both English and Spanish. The Spanish version is designed to offer Spanish-speaking customers the same site features and experience that English-speaking customers …

Profile Products acquires Central Fiber

October 26, 2015

On October 20, Profile Products LLC, an environmentally friendly soil, water and vegetation management solutions provider acquired Central Fiber LLC, a manufacturer of cellulose and wood fiber products. Profile gained access to new manufacturing and distribution capabilities in key markets with the acquisition of Central Fiber’s facility in Ohio, a new warehouse in Dallas and …

Propex launches GeoSolutions

October 23, 2015

Propex announced the launch of Propex GeoSolutions with a dual-function sales structure. The dual-function sales structure will consist of two teams: geotextiles sales led by Ray Bruno and the erosion control and specialty solutions sales team led by Todd Gerrez. Bruno’s team will feature geotextile sales including wovens, civil nonwovens and pacing fabrics. They will …

New transportation bill introduced

October 20, 2015

GMA members could see key action for road funding U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman, Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), announced in a press release last week that he would be introducing the $325-billion Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act of 2015 as a bi-partisan and long-term solution for funding U.S. transportation needs. Co-authoring …

Miller Weldmaster launches new website

October 19, 2015

Miller Weldmaster announced the launch of its new website optimized for easy navigation, enhanced aesthetics and a more user-friendly experience. New website features include: Product exploration. Machine options can be selected by industry, name, welding material and technology. Machine overviews, specifications, videos, photos and literature are available. Greater functionality. The website includes easier-to-access information on …

Tetra Tech acquires Coffey International

October 16, 2015

Pasadena, Calif.-based Tetra Tech Inc. announced in an Oct. 14 press release its acquisition of the Australian geotechnical firm, Coffey International Ltd. The release noted that Coffey was founded in 1959 as Australia’s first geotechnical engineering firm and that it currently employs 3,300 staff globally who focus on three core service areas—international development, geoservices, and …

IGS announcements: check your calendar

October 15, 2015

International Geosynthetics Society news about upcoming events The call for abstracts for EuroGeo6 closes Friday, Oct. 30, 2015. EuroGeo6 is in Istanbul, Turkey Sept. 25–28, 2016. IGS News lists early bird registration opening on Nov. 1, 2015. The Argentina Chapter of the IGS is offering a course on Nov. 15, 2015: “Geosynthetics for soil reinforcing.” …

Free liner webinars Oct. 21, 28

October 14, 2015

Two free Canal3 liner webinars are available this month. The 45-minute sessions will feature: installation ease wider-width materials available in several styles no over excavating inert to biological degradation time for Q-and-A The webinars will start at 2 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, Oct. 21, and Wednesday, Oct. 28. Registration is open.