Geotextile manufacturer undergoes supervised audit
Georgia-based Crown Resources announced in a press release this week its certificate of compliance achievement from the National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP). This compliance document earned in December 2012, underscores Crown’s capabilities to better serve NTPEP and other transportation projects throughout the U.S.
NTPEP is a program under the sponsorship of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). The NTPEP’s audit for facilities producing geotextiles provides a comprehensive review of the production and testing of geotextiles and of the quality management system. The evaluation starts with a desktop review of the facility’s quality manual and concludes with an on-site review of the facility’s processes and its quality management system documentation.
Crown Resources is a manufacturer of geotextiles at its Toccoa, Ga. production facility, supplying geotextiles for civil engineering applications throughout North America.
For more information visit Crown Resources online or call NTPEP compliance at +1 864-968-0592.
Source: Crown Resources LLC
Editor’s note (Jan. 24, 2013): The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), in cooperation with its members and the National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP) initiated the geotextile audit and compliance program in 2012.
To date, five geotextile manufacturers have completed the audit/compliance achievement: Crown Resources, GSE, Propex, TenCate, and Thrace Linq. More certifications are expected in 2013 and those results will be reported here.