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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Geosynthetics in the oil and gas industry

August 1st, 2012

By Glen Knopp Introduction Oil and natural gas production (O&G) is a fast-growing segment of both the U.S. economy and the geosynthetic materials markets. Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing of shale deposits have opened up large new oil and gas exploration plays in regions of the U.S. previously considered uneconomical to develop. This recent and […]

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Additional comment added to GMA Techline answer

August 1st, 2012

Editor’s Note: The following question was addressed in the GMA Techline answers from Bob Koerner (Geosynthetics, June 2012). A further comment has now been added. Question Can you please guide me to suppliers of high-temp, approx. 215 F (100 C) liners? Also, the liner should be able to handle up to 200,000ppm TDS (total dissolved […]

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