Raven Engineered Films acquired by Industrial Opportunity Partners

April 29th, 2022

Photograph courtesy of Business Wire Sioux Falls-based Raven Engineered Films announced that Industrial Opportunity Partners (“IOP”) has acquired the business from CNH Industrial N.V. IOP is an operations-focused private equity firm based in Evanston, Ill. Scott Wickersham, president and general manager of Raven Engineered Films, will assume the position of CEO under new ownership. “The acquisition by IOP represents a new […]

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Geosynthetics Conference 2023 abstract deadline extended to May 20

April 29th, 2022

Kansas City is the site of the 2023 Geosynthetics Conference The Geosynthetics Conference 2023 call for abstracts deadline has been extended to May 20. The conference will be Feb. 5-8, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo. Geosynthetics professionals can submit abstracts for technical papers of all types related to geosynthetics. Abstracts may be submitted online at […]

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Ask Me Anything May 10 on trade and tariffs with Nate Bolin

April 28th, 2022

The Advanced Textiles Association will be hosting an “Ask Me Anything” on trade issues with attorney Nate Bolin in May. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 10, from 2 to 3 p.m. EDT, in CONNECT by ATA’s Open Forum. This is a great opportunity to ask him your questions about trade and tariffs. […]

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Commercial Metals completes acquisition of Tensar Corporation

April 28th, 2022

Photograph courtesy Tensar International Corp. Commercial Metals Company announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of TAC Acquisition Corp. ("Tensar") from Castle Harlan, a New York-based private equity firm, for a cash purchase price of $550 million, subject to customary purchase price adjustments. Tensar is a global provider of innovative ground stabilization and soil reinforcement solutions, […]

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GeoAsia7 Young Engineers scholarships launched

April 27th, 2022

Photo courtesy of GeoAsia7 The IGS Foundation and the IGS Young Member Committee has launched a scholarship program for the GeoAsia7 Young Engineers Conference. The GeoAsia7 Young Engineers Conference is scheduled to take place virtually on October 31, 2022. The following scholarships are available to IGS members under the age of 36 at the time of […]

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GSI landfill covers webinar upcoming

April 26th, 2022

GSI landfill covers webinar on May 11 will focus on the various components included in geosynthetic final covers for solid waste landfills. Geomembrane landfill cover, one type of emerging geosynthetics to be discussed in the GSI landfill covers webinar. Photograph courtesy of Layfield Group Ltd. The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Landfill Covers: […]

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Montreal to host 13ICG

April 25th, 2022

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) chose Montreal to host 13ICG, to be held Sept. 13–16, 2026, in Canada for the first time. The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) announced that Montreal, Que., Canada, has been selected to host the 13th International Conference on Geosynthetics (13ICG) in 2026. The bidding process began last August, when IGS President Chungsik […]

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Geosynthetics Conference 2023 abstract deadline April 29

April 22nd, 2022

The conference Organizing Committee emphasized the Geosynthetics Conference 2023 abstract deadline is April 29—a week away. Kansas City, Mo., is the site of Geosynthetics Conference 2023, and the abstract deadline of April 29 is just a week away. Photograph by Nick Youngson. Creative Commons License: Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) The Geosynthetics Conference 2023 […]

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Concrete Canvas and Titan renew/expand partnership

April 21st, 2022

Concrete Canvas and Titan renew/expand partnership for distribution of geosynthetic concrete composite mats in Canada and the western U.S. Executives from Concrete Canvas Ltd. and Titan Environmental Containment Ltd. with new sales partnership agreement. Photograph courtesy of Titan Environmental Containment Ltd. U.K.-based Concrete Canvas Ltd. and Canada-based Titan Environmental Containment Ltd. announced the renewal of […]

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Layfield’s Fraser joins GSI board

April 20th, 2022

Layfield’s Fraser joins GSI board of advisors, bringing his 40+ years' experience in the geosynthetics industry to GSI. Brian Fraser joins GSI board of advisors. Photograph courtesy of Layfield Group Ltd. The Layfield Group Ltd. announced that Brian Fraser, vice president of business development for Layfield Geosynthetics, has been appointed to the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) […]

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