Cooley secures $25 million in new financing

August 14th, 2012

Five-year financial commitment from Webster will fund Cooley Group’s global expansion Cooley Group and Webster Business Credit Corp. (WBCC), a division of Webster Bank, announced in an Aug. 13 press release that WBCC is providing Cooley with $25 million in new financing. The five-year financing package includes a combination of a revolving credit facility, a […]

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Geosynthetics fellowship furthers KU student’s research to improve pipeline safety

August 10th, 2012

Geosynthetic Institute providing $60,000 this academic year to engineering students A $10,000 fellowship from the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) is helping to fund a University of Kansas School of Engineering graduate student’s research on improving the safety and stability of underground pipelines. To view a short YouTube presentation on Ryan Corey’s research project: Ryan Corey, a […]

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Thrace-Linq adds engineering support

August 9th, 2012

Two promotions at S.C. geosynthetics company Thrace-Linq announced in an Aug. 7 press release two promotions at its Summerville, S.C. facilities: Deatrick Doctor to the position of process engineer. George Lockwood Tupper IV to technical fabric sales support. Doctor earned his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from South Carolina State University. Tupper earned […]

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Propex invests in market growth

August 8th, 2012

Chattanooga-based geosynthetics company retains The Highland Group Propex Operating Co. LLC announced in an Aug. 7 press release its latest investment in increasing its level of service to the marketplace. The company has retained the services of The Highland Group, a global consulting firm founded in 1991 with expertise in implementation and operational execution. “Earlier […]

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Thrace hosts key customer event during 2012 PGA golf championship

August 7th, 2012

94th tourney is at Kiawah Island course this week Summerville, S.C.-based Thrace-Linq is using the timing and proximity of the annual PGA Championship to host its own hospitality event this week. According to an Aug. 6 press release, the company invited to South Carolina some of its best “players”—not pro golfers but pros from the […]

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Conwed acquires Tensar Polytechnologies

August 6th, 2012

Focus on geogrid business, says CEO Atlanta-based Tensar Corp. announced in an Aug. 1 press release that is has sold its Tensar Polytechnologies Inc. (TPI) assets and business to Conwed Plastics LLC for an undisclosed amount. TPI manufactures and distributes light-weight oriented net (LWON), which is used in the manufacturing of erosion-control blankets, carpet padding, […]

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Possible new standard for factory fabricated geomembranes

August 3rd, 2012

ASTM geosynthetics committee developing proposal A proposed new ASTM International standard will provide guidance for the installation and use of factory fabricated geomembrane panels at jobsites, according to an Aug. 1 press release. ASTM WK38128, Guide for Identification, Packaging, Handling, Storage and Deployment of Fabricated Geomembrane Panels, is being developed by Subcommittee D35.10 on Geomembranes, […]

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Hanes Geo Components acquires CSI Geosynthetics

August 2nd, 2012

North Carolina-based Hanes adds Pacific Northwest distributor Hanes Geo Components, Winston-Salem, N.C., announced in a July 27 press release that it has acquired CSI Geosynthetics of Vancouver, Wash. Founded by Ben and Rosemary Andrews in 1987, CSI has been a distributor of erosion-control and soil-stabilization products in the Pacific Northwest for 25 years. Hanes president, […]

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Amazing education at Geosynthetics 2013

August 1st, 2012

The theme for Geosynthetics 2013 is Water & Energy Challenges. The conference will feature four days of technical programming, including short courses, panel discussions, and paper presentations. The current technical session topics include: Case histories Geosynthetics applications in landfills Geosynthetics case histories Dams and levees Geosynthetics in dams and levees Innovative levee strengthening with geosynthetics […]

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India allocates $1 billion to technical textiles

August 1st, 2012

India’s finance minister, Pranab Mukherjee, presented a proposed budget for 2012–13 that invests $1 billion in technical textile growth in the form of a venture capital fund, India Opportunities Venture Fund. It is part of a five-year plan, the National Mission on Technical Textiles, and features a boost in investment for geotextile production; reduction in […]

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