Amsterdam Schiphol Airport: Effective stormwater management

April 28th, 2021

Changing climate conditions demanded a comprehensive project that protects Amsterdam’s airport from stormwater. The effects of climate change are noticeable on a global level. More extreme weather conditions require adaptations that issue a special challenge to high-risk construction and critical infrastructure components.  TenCate Geosynthetics joined forces with the Hydraulic Engineering Company, Syntraal and other local companies to develop and provide sophisticated climate-adaptive stormwater management solutions, called “Aquabase.” In the framework of a pilot project for […]

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Geosynthetics for hazard management in the rockfall-prone Himalayas

April 28th, 2021

Geosynthetics play an essential role in mitigating hazards in the rockfall-prone Himalayas. Ocean Geosynthetics is a leading manufacturer of environmentally safe and robust rockfall barriers that protect human life and infrastructure from the unpredictable snow, rocks and boulder debris along the mountain slopes. Mountainous terrains are a fragile ecosystem, extremely sensitive to any climate or environmental changes. […]

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Glen Raven emphasizes people and the planet in its first corporate sustainability report

April 26th, 2021

In Glen Raven's first ever corporate sustainability report, the company has committed to increase diversity in leadership by 20 percent and the number of women among first-line supervisors by 25 percent by 2025. Photo: Glen Raven Inc. Glen Raven Inc., a leading provider of innovative textiles including Sunbrella® brand fabrics and the parent company of […]

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Burke joins board as chair at Universal Engineering Sciences

April 23rd, 2021

Former AECOM chair and CEO strengthens leadership team, promoting growth and seizing opportunities with U.S. infrastructure investment. Private equity platform sponsor Palm Beach Capital and industry veteran and executive board member, Gary H. Elzweig, P.E., F.ASCE, announced former AECOM chair and CEO Michael Burke has joined the board of directors for Universal Engineering Sciences (UES) […]

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Fibertex Nonwovens investing nearly $50 million in North American market

April 22nd, 2021

Aiming to capitalize on the booming demand for advanced nonwovens seen in recent years, Danish industrial group Fibertex Nonwovens is investing $48,513,480 (DKK 300 million) to expand its output capacity and meet the growing need for local production of nonwovens in North America. At the same time, Fibertex Nonwovens has acquired an 84-acre (34-ha) industrial […]

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AGRU America receives FM Approval for its AGRULINE HDPE pipe fittings

April 13th, 2021

FM Approved pipes and fittings are rigorously tested to meet certain standards of quality, technical integrity and performance in support of commercial and industrial facilities. AGRULINE HDPE fittings with FM Approval help certify that these products will perform under the toughest conditions. AGRU America, the market leader in pipe and fittings, has reached a new […]

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12 ICG postponed to September 2023

April 12th, 2021

Due to the continuing health and safety concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting restrictions to travel and large gatherings, the organizers of the 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics (12 ICG) in Rome, Italy, have made the difficult decision to postpone the 12 ICG, originally scheduled for Sept. 18–22, 2022. The new dates will […]

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HUESKER Inc. celebrates 30 years

April 8th, 2021

April 4, 2021, marked an exciting milestone for HUESKER Inc. as the company celebrated its 30th anniversary. HUESKER Inc. is one of the leading manufacturers of geosynthetics in North America. Over the past 30 years, HUESKER Inc. has provided quality geotextiles along with innovative engineering solutions and excellent customer service. The company’s team of engineers […]

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WSP acquires Golder and announces an executive leadership appointment in Canada

April 8th, 2021

WSP Global Inc. has completed its previously announced acquisition of Enterra Holdings Ltd., the holding company of Golder Associates. Golder is a global consulting firm with approximately 7,000 employees and 60 years of experience in providing earth sciences and environmental consulting services. The aggregate cash consideration payable in connection with the acquisition is approximately US$1.14 […]

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Solmax acquires TenCate Geosynthetics

April 8th, 2021

Solmax announced it has reached an agreement with Koninklijke TenCate (the Netherlands) on the acquisition of TenCate Geosynthetics, a global provider of geosynthetics and industrial fabrics. Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Fonds de Solidarité FTQ, Solmax’s long-term financial partners, are both investing in this transaction.   “This is the joining of two […]

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