Two new sales managers and a promotion at GSE

March 24, 2016

Steve Eckhart, GSE’s vice president for Americas sales and global marketing, announced in a March 23 press release two new hires and a promotion. The release said that Todd Sturtz, P.E., will fill the open position of regional sales manager for western U.S. states. Sturtz is a professional engineer and has previous industry sales experience. …

TenCate announces new positions for Bryan and Henderson

March 23, 2016

TenCate global group director, Wally Moore, issued a press release March 21 to announce the appointment of Lee Bryan as global director of product supply for TenCate Geosynthetics; and simultaneously the appointment of John Henderson as president of TenCate Geosynthetics Americas, Bryan’s previous position with the company. Both positions, effective April 1, report to Moore. …

Nestor to keynote at annual N.Y. solid waste and recycling conference

Michele Nestor, president of Nestor Resources Inc. and a frequent contributor to “Waste 360,” will be the featured keynote speaker at the annual Federation of New York Solid Waste Associations’ Conference and Trade Show May 15–18. In addition to her plenary on industry trends, Nestor will join other nationally known speakers for a panel discussion …

Thrace-Linq hires market development manager

March 22, 2016

Summerville, S.C.-based Thrace-Linq announced in a March 21 press release that Matt Buck has joined the company’s sales and marketing team. Buck comes to Thrace-Linq with more than 10 years of technical sales and sales leadership experience, including three years as national account manager for the Industrial OEM Division of Owens Corning. He received a …

More than 890 abstracts submitted for Geotechnical Frontiers 2017

March 18, 2016

With the deadline for technical paper abstracts closing in last week, a torrent of submissions flooded into the Industrial Fabrics Association International. IFAI is a co-organizer of the Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 conference and trade show March 12–15, 2017 in Orlando, Fla. When the counting was completed a total of more than 890 abstracts were submitted …

HUESKER celebrating its 25th

March 15, 2016

Charlotte N.C.-based HUESKER Inc. this year is commemorating its 25 years of providing geosynthetics, and agricultural and industrial textiles in North and Central America. In a March 14 press release, the company also noted its Germany-based history of more than 150 years of experience in other geographic markets. Sven Schröer, CEO of the company’s Charlotte …

GMA reps meet with Louisiana officials

March 11, 2016

Underscoring its government relations commitment to address state and local officials about the advantages of using geosynthetics, representatives from the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) met with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and DEQ Secretary Chuck Brown on March 8, 2016, in Baton Rouge, La. GMA was represented by (L-R) Martin Whitmer (Whitmer & Worral), …

Agencies add GRS–IBS to toolboxes

March 10, 2016

Geosynthetic reinforced soil–integrated bridge system (GRS–IBS) technology—part of all three rounds of Every Day Counts (EDC)—is developing a track record. “Before GRS–IBS was named an EDC technology in 2010, we had a few projects in a few counties,” said Daniel Alzamora, FHWA geotechnical engineer and leader of the EDC-3 GRS-IBS Innovation Deployment Team. Now the …

New digs in Charlotte

March 9, 2016

In advance of its official 25th anniversary kickoff at GeoAmericas, April 10–13, the HUESKER Inc. USA office is on the move. The company is relocating into a new office building in Charlotte, N.C. The new physical address beginning March 14, 2016 is: 3701 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 525 Charlotte, N.C. 28273 The mailing address remains …

Sioen acquires Italian nonwovens manufacturer Manifattura Fontana

March 8, 2016

Sioen Industries NV, a Belgian-based producer of technical textiles, chemicals, and high-tech protective clothing, announced March 8 its takeover of Manifattura Fontana, an Italian producer of nonwoven geotextiles serving the European civil engineering markets. With the acquisition, Sioen looks to reinforce its nonwoven business with a new product line—geotextiles used in civil engineering applications. Manifattura …