GeoCharlotte update

July 27th, 2016

Plan to attend: Thursday, October 20, 2016 Registration now open Connect with your peers, review the latest in geosynthetic products, applications, and services, and enjoy Charlotte, N.C., in an informal, friendly atmosphere, with food and drink provided. Professionally, the day is structured with multiple attractions, including: Receive up to seven personal development hours (PDHs). Three […]

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Wiefferink, IEC expand geomembrane networks with partnership

July 26th, 2016

In a press release issued last week, Wiefferink B.V. (Oldenzaal, Netherlands) and Industrial & Environmental Concepts Inc. (Lakeville, Minn., USA) have expanded their geomembrane networks via a new partnership. “The unprecedented growth and expansion of both companies led to this collaboration and agreement,” according to the release. In terms of products and services, both companies […]

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U.S. DOT announces Build America Bureau

July 21st, 2016

Goal: More efficiency for U.S. infrastructure projects U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced July 20 that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has established the Build America Bureau (Bureau), with the objective to better drive transportation infrastructure projects in the U.S. by streamlining credit and grant opportunities, providing technical assistance and encouraging best practices in […]

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Durham moves to Interwrap Geosynthetics

July 20th, 2016

Andy Durham announced this week that he is leaving Propex to pursue a new opportunity with the Interwrap Geosynthetics Division of Owens Corning in Granville, Ohio. Durham was at Propex for four and a half years, most recently in Technical Services & Market Development. In his message to colleagues and friends, he said: “Working for […]

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EPA issues final actions to cut methane emissions from MSW landfills

July 18th, 2016

In a press release issued July 15, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced steps to further reduce emissions of methane-rich gas from municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. The EPA’s release stated: “Cost-effective updates will strengthen requirements for new, modified and existing landfills, and will provide important climate and public health benefits.” Under final rules, […]

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Tanner promoted to president at Profile

July 13th, 2016

Profile Products LLC today announced the promotion of Jim Tanner to serve in the dual role of president and chief operating officer. Tanner, who has held the COO post since 2013, previously worked for the company for 18 years. He takes the president’s reins from John Schoch, who remains Profile’s CEO. Buffalo Grove, Ill.-based Profile […]

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Lydall acquires Texel

July 12th, 2016

In a press release issued last Friday, Manchester, Conn.-based Lydall Inc. announced that it has acquired Texel, a Canadian nonwoven geotextile company. The release said that Texel, a division of ADS Inc., was purchased for approximately $96 million in cash. The release stated: “The transaction strengthens Lydall’s position as an industry-leading, global provider of filtration […]

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IGS letter urges support for EuroGeo6 in Slovenia

July 8th, 2016

Thirty-year Corporate Member of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), received a letter July 7 from Kent P. von Maubeuge, IGS’s corporate committee chair, urging support for the re-located EuroGeo6 conference and trade show. (Geosynthetics magazine is the official publication of GMA.) Following the terrorist bombings last week at the Istanbul […]

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New personnel at GeoStructures and Titan

July 7th, 2016

Purcellville, Va.-based GeoStructures and Buffalo, N.Y.-based Titan USA have issued press releases announcing new staff additions this week. Kurt Levins, P.E., has joined the GeoStructures staff as a northeast sales engineer. The release said that Levins will be responsible for business development and sales in the company’s northeast region, working with customers to develop design‐build […]

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Geotechnical Frontiers presents: GeoCharlotte 2016

July 6th, 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016 Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte N.C. 8 a.m.–12 p.m.: Three Concurrent Short Courses Ethics for Engineers (TBD) Geoprofessional Business Association (invited) Geosynthetics in Drainage and Filtration Applications Instructor: Barry R. Christopher, Ph.D., P.E. Geosynthetics have been traditionally used as drains and filters for decades (e.g., in trench drains, cutoff drains, retaining wall […]

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