Duke Energy proposes on-site coal ash landfill

December 22, 2015

Fully lined facility will provide permanent storage solution for remaining coal ash at W.S. Lee Station in Belton, S.C. Duke will continue transporting coal ash to Homer, Ga., as part of initial work. Continued progress moving ash from six other coal plants in the Carolinas. Duke Energy Carolinas issued a press release last week stating …

New pipe liner from Trelleborg

December 21, 2015

Trelleborg recently integrated additional pipe liner production capabilities at its manufacturing facility in Taurage, Lithuania. Trelleborg’s pipe rehabilitation technology is a no-dig cured-in-place pipe lining method. This process uses a flexible tube liner of corrosion-proof synthetic or glass fibers that are wetted inside with reaction resins. The new technology was obtained from TWE/Trelit, a Trelleborg …

Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 call for abstracts is now open

December 16, 2015

This call for abstracts is issued to create a comprehensive, diverse, and exciting technical paper program at the Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 conference and trade show March 12–15, 2017, in Orlando. The deadline for submitting 200- to 300-word abstracts is March 8, 2016. Please examine the current list of proposed sessions and general topics. All submissions …

Huesker news includes 25th anniversary, free webinars

December 15, 2015

News from the December 2015 issue of Huesker Inc.’s GeoConnect newsletter includes: preparations for celebrating the company’s 25 years in North and Central America. The official kickoff for marking this anniversary is at the GeoAmericas event in April in Miami Beach, Fla. dates for free webinars in January. The webinars are fee and registration is …

Agru America joins GMA’s Executive Council

December 14, 2015

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) announced last week that Agru America Inc. has joined its Executive Council. The Executive Council, now with 13 member companies, is GMA’s governing body. Chris Eichelberger, who was named vice president/corporate technical marketing at Agru earlier this year, is the company’s primary liaison on the GMA Executive Council. Based in …

U.S. DOT directs $410 million in emergency relief for road and bridge repairs

December 11, 2015

Federal money to 33 states for damage from natural disasters In a press release issued last week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that $410 million in emergency relief (ER) funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will be directed to help 33 states repair roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods, and other natural …

Seaman promotes John Crum to CEO

December 10, 2015

Wooster, Ohio-based Seaman Corp. announced in a Dec. 10 press release the promotion of John Crum from president and chief operating officer to president and CEO effective Dec. 9, 2015. After 35 years as president and CEO, the last five as CEO and chairman of the company’s board of directors, Richard Seaman is retiring as …

N.C. issues permit for coal ash excavation at Duke plant in Wilmington

December 9, 2015

North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) last week issued a permit to Duke Energy that allows excavation of coal ash stored in ponds at its Sutton Plant in Wilmington. A DEQ press release said that a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) wastewater permit is required to safely remove wet ash stored in Duke’s …

Long-term transportation funding bill signed by president

December 7, 2015

‘Geosynthetics language’ is included in the new law With overwhelming bipartisan support last Thursday, the U.S. House and Senate approved a five-year transportation bill, which was signed into law by President Obama the next day. The $305 billion “FAST Act” (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation) provides—for the first time in a decade—systematic extended funding for U.S. …

Demtech opens warehouse and service center in Ohio

December 4, 2015

Demtech Services Inc. has issued a press release to announce the opening of its new warehouse and service center in Hinckley, Ohio, about 25 miles south of Cleveland. The release said “The site is strategically located to expedite shipping for, and interaction with, the company’s many clients and markets in the eastern United States.” Demtech …