Replacing U.S. water pipes: $1 trillion

March 9th, 2012

The cost to replace U.S. drinking water pipes will top more than $1 trillion from 2011 to 2035, water experts have estimated. A report titled “Buried No Longer: Confronting America’s Water Infrastructure Challenge” by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) also said the cost of water infrastructure replacement will exceed $1.7 trillion by 2050. These […]

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Geogrid to the rescue at Sea-Tac Intl.

March 7th, 2012

Airport parking is added using grid-reinforced soil By Jessica Bies Serving nearly 33 million passengers annually, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is the 17th busiest airport in the U.S. It is also a difficult place to park. With rates ranging anywhere from $4 to $35 a day, the parking scene is a fairly competitive one. That’s one […]

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GSE adds new facilities, jobs in S.C.

March 5th, 2012

GCL manufacturing capability by May GSE Lining Technology, manufacturer of geosynthetic lining products, is expanding its current operations in South Carolina. The Houston-based company said it is investing $5 million for new manufacturing capabilities in Williamsburg County in rural, eastern South Carolina. GSE’s facility in Kingstree, S.C., currently produces geotextile fabric and synthetic drainage products […]

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Thrace expands its nonwovens into new markets

March 5th, 2012

Benefit from company’s technology, flexibility, expertise extolled Thrace-LINQ, a supplier of woven and nonwoven geosynthetic technical fabrics, announced in a Feb. 28 press release that it is making market expansions with its needlepunched nonwoven product lines. The company said that “capitalizing on its state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities, [it] has extended its line into new markets including […]

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Colbond’s parent company invests in green roof market

March 2nd, 2012

Low & Bonar purchases Xeroflor Netherlands-based Low & Bonar, the parent company of Colbond Inc., announced in a March 2 press release the acquisition of Xero Flor International GmbH, a long-established supplier of green roof solutions, based in Germany. The company will continue its operations under the name Xeroflor Green Solutions. North Carolina-based Colbond sells […]

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TenCate introduces new software for MSE applications

March 2nd, 2012

MiraSlope helps in product selection TenCate Geosynthetics unveiled MiraSlope design solutions software for mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) applications in a March 1 press release. The release said that the new software is based on state-of-the-practice design methods and can determine the optimal reinforcement configuration for simple geometries using an interactive approach. The software program can […]

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