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Tensar Corporation to acquire Tensar Group Limited

August 1st, 2006 / By: / Industry News

The Tensar Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of technology-driven site solutions, has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Tensar Group Limited (TGL), parent company of Tensar International Limited.

Founded in Blackburn, England in 1952, Tensar International (formerly Netlon Limited) is the inventor of the polymer geogrid. Tensar Geogrids® are now widely used in soil stabilization, earth retention, and foundation support applications.

“This move brings all of Tensar’s proprietary technologies, manufacturing capabilities, and distribution networks under one roof,” said Bob Vevoda, Tensar Earth Technologies president.

Tensar International serves commercial, industrial and transportation customers in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Australia. The company maintains regional offices in the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, China, and the United Arab Emirates; distributor support offices in France, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Russia, Australia, Indonesia, and Malaysia; and a worldwide network of more than 80 select distributors. Manufacturing facilities are located in Blackburn and in Wuhan, China.

Headquartered in Atlanta, The Tensar Corporation provides site development solutions and other technologies through its four subsidiary business units: Tensar Earth Technologies, Geopier Foundation Company, North American Green, and Tensar Polytechnologies. The company has manufacturing facilities in Morrow, Ga. and Evansville, Ind., with business development personnel in more than 50 locations across the United States, Canada, and Latin America.

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