Core & Main acquiring geotextile distributor Dana Kepner

February 12, 2024  |  News

Core & Main Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dana Kepner Company LLC, and associated entities. Dana Kepner is a distributor of water, wastewater, storm drainage, and geotextile products, along with specialty tools and accessories. The acquisition is subject to regulatory a…
Trout Unlimited rehabs Wisconsin river

February 10, 2024  |  Features

There’s something about cold, bubbling trout water that can relax almost anyone (Figure 2). Thus, it is imperative to conserve and restore our precious streams and rivers for future generations to experience and enjoy. With this in mind, the Lakeshore Chapter of Wisconsin Trout Unlimited (LSTU) un…
HUESKER Group announces new subsidiary in South Africa

February 9, 2024  |  News

The HUESKER Group is strengthening its commitment in South Africa in order to not only target new customers in the future, but also to expand existing business relationships. By registering a subsidiary and moving into warehouse and office premises, the world’s leading manufacturer of geosynth…
Kramer, Linneman to chair two AASHTO committees

February 8, 2024  |  News

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) recently appointed new leaders to two of its committees within its organization. AASHTO named Vicki Kramer – director of the Nebraska Department of Transportation – to a two-year term as chair of its Committee on Tra…
Backfilling geomembranes

February 7, 2024  |  News

By Rohit Sati | Layfield Geosynthetics Backfilling geomembranes helps protect your liners from environmental and mechanical damage. It can also improve the impermeability of the liner system. Almost all liner materials can benefit from using a backfill cover. Properly designed backfill systems can e…
Gatz to chair AASHTO funding and finance committee

February 6, 2024  |  News

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has tapped Tim Gatz – secretary of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation – to serve a two-year term as chair of the AASHTO Committee on Funding and Finance, which provides insight into federal and state transpor…
Geomembranes revolutionizing U.S. water industry: Tackling 2023 survey concerns

February 5, 2024  |  News

By Felon Wilson By coincidence, two independent surveys were recently released which identified key issues in the U.S. water industry. The reports are listed in Table 1. While both reports address respondents’ perceptions of current and anticipated market conditions, there are differences in metho…
Maine DOT updates statewide three-year work plan

February 2, 2024  |  News

The Maine Department of Transportation (Maine DOT) recently released the 2024 edition of its three-year “Work Plan,” which details all of the agency’s capital projects and programs, maintenance and operations activities, planning initiatives, plus administrative functions for calendar years 20…
Republic of Albania’s president visits Maccaferri Balkans’s plant

February 1, 2024  |  News

The president of the Republic of Albania, Bajram Begaj, recently visited Maccaferri’s plant located in Shijak, Albania. He was welcomed by Group CEO Lapo Vivarelli Colonna, and Robert Masha, managing director of Maccaferri Balkans. The institutional visit was a key opportunity to communicate Macca…
Structural asphalt reinforcement in Wassenaar, The Netherlands

February 1, 2024  |  Final Inspection

Municipalities are responsible for public space. Management plans describe which measures must be taken for maintenance, repair, replacement, etc. The management plans are the basis for activities and form the basis for the budget. In Wassenaar, an affluent suburb of The Hague in The Netherlands, th…