Tensar plans increase in geogrid production

October 21, 2011

Projected output up by 30% in U.S. Atlanta-based Tensar Corp. said in an Oct. 19 press release that it is making an investment to increase the output capacity of its geogrid production plant in Morrow, Ga. The company said that the expansion in production “will come on stream in 2012 enabling an increase in output …

Syntec announces new geogrid products

October 13, 2011

Biaxial and uniaxial without patent infringement, company says In an Oct. 12 press release, Baltimore-based Syntec Corp. announced its introduction of a new line of integrally formed biaxial and uniaxial geogrids: Syntec SBX biaxial geogrids—polypropylene (PP) using punched and drawn technology. Syntec UX-S and UX-W uniaxial geogrids—high-density polyethylene (HDPE). The news release from Syntec president …

Tensar wins patent cases against Chinese infringers

September 23, 2011

<h2 class="kicker"Tensar International Corp. issued the following press release Sept. 22 International ground stabilization specialist, Tensar, has successfully defended its TriAx product range against several Chinese patent infringements. The TriAx geogrid—patented in many countries around the world by Tensar for use in ground stabilization, road, rail, and other applications—has received numerous awards for innovation and …

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Geogrid provides erosion control, slope stability

September 22, 2011

Introduction The slope adjacent to the athletic fields at Saint Mark Catholic School in Huntersville, N.C. was the site of fairly severe surface erosion. A project to restore the slope with reinforcing geogrids was completed in 2010. The athletic field slope that had been failing was restored and Saint Mark Catholic School was able to …

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A better way for the Beltway

August 1, 2011

By Alan Dinges Introduction Each day close to 50,000 motorists travel through the Telegraph Road interchange on the integral Interstate-95/495 Capital Beltway between Virginia and Maryland, south of Washington, D.C. In early 2008, extensive upgrades to the interchange began as part of a multi-year project tied to the final phase of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge …

Tensar assumes control of its geogrid distribution

April 22, 2011

25-year alliance with ConTech concludes in May After a 25-year manufacturer/distributor collaboration, Tensar International Corp. and ConTech Construction Products Inc. have mutually agreed that Tensar will take on distribution for its geogrid products in the U.S., according to an April 21 press release. Under the terms of an agreement effective May 2, 2011, the release …

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Geosynthetic reinforced soil walls as integral bridge abutments

April 1, 2011

From ER-2010 / Earth Retention Conference #3 By Michael R. Simac and David J. Elton Introduction The first use of geosynthetic reinforced soil walls for integral bridge abutment construction in North America occurred on the Greenville Southern Connector (Interstate 185) toll road in 1999. A second bridge with a longer span and higher loads was …

Tensar launches GlasGrid TF system

November 2, 2010

Tensar International Corp. has introduced GlasGrid TF (tack film) into the U.S., Canada, and Latin America markets, an Oct. 25 company press release stated. Tensar’s GlasGrid products, in use for more than two decades, are manufactured by Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics (SGTF). The introduction of GlasGrid TF is the culmination of five years of company research, …

Strata, Allan Block in new marketing agreement

October 25, 2010

In a move described as “making proper landscape retaining wall construction even easier and more accessible,” Allan Block Co. of Minneapolis and Strata Systems of Atlanta have reached “a cooperative marketing agreement,” according to an Oct. 25 press release. The new plan calls for marketing and promotion of Strata’s geogrid reinforcement as part of Allan …

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Life after golf: The greening of Cheviot Hills

October 1, 2010

By Chris Kelsey Historic Cheviot Hills Golf Course opened in Raleigh, N.C., in 1930. But during the early 2000s, declining economic conditions and an abundance of golf courses in the region forced some course owners to make challenging decisions about whether to continue operations. Cheviot Hills’ ownership chose to shutter the course and put up …