Seaman Corp. CEO named best in 2019

January 3, 2020

Seaman Corp., a leading industrial coated fabrics company, has received recognition by Comparably as having the Best CEO 2019, according to a news release from Seaman Corp. This recognition adds to Seaman’s streak of workplace accolades, including The Perfect Engine Award (2012), Industry Leadership Award (2014) and Evolution of Manufacturing Excellence Honoree (2015). A recent …

Raven Industries expands operations to U.S. East Coast

January 2, 2020

Raven Industries Inc. announced that its Engineered Films Division is expanding its fabrication operations to the East Coast of the United States with the opening of a facility in Waynesboro, Va. This new location will allow Raven Engineered Films to provide a heightened level of service and faster product delivery to customers of its Energy, …

Hanes Geo Components announces acquisition of JMD Company

December 9, 2019

Hanes Geo Components, of Winston Salem, N.C., announced they have reached an agreement to acquire Johnston Morehouse Dickey Company (JMD). JMD is a geosynthetics and mine ventilation manufacturing and supply company headquartered in Bethel Park, Pa. JMD was founded in 1902 and was owned and operated by the Forse family. JMD is a leader in …

Thrace-Linq to relocate geotextile needlepunch line from U.S.

In announcing its most recent round of financial results last week, Thrace Group said it would transfer a needlepunch line from its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, Thrace-Linq, in South Carolina, to its Don & Low facility located in Forfar, Scotland, with the goal of strengthening and consolidating its presence in the United Kingdom and northwestern Europe.  …

East Coast Erosion Control receives award

November 1, 2019

The South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) has awarded East Coast Erosion Control with the Transformation and Operational Excellence Award. The SCMEP, an affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), operates under the U.S. Department of Commerce to promote innovation and industrial competitiveness in today’s increasingly demanding global economy. The Transformation and …

Propex GeoSolutions receives carbon footprint verification for PYRAMAT 75 HPTRM

August 20, 2019

Propex GeoSolutions recently became the first high performance turf reinforcement mat (HPTRM) manufacturer to verify the carbon footprint of its erosion control solutions. The cradle-to-grave carbon footprint of PYRAMAT® 75 HPTRM is 2.7 kgCO2e per 1m2 of material, which is equivalent to driving about seven miles.  “This verification is another piece of the sustainability puzzle,” …

Glen Raven announces new chief marketing officer

August 13, 2019

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, makers of Sunbrella®, announced the hiring of Steve Pawl as its first chief marketing officer. Pawl has a track record of developing growth strategies and strengthening brands for global companies including Husqvarna Group, Fruit of the Loom, Newell Brands and Pfizer. He will direct the global brand strategy, positioning and activation …

Strata earns GAI-LAP accreditation for its new plant laboratory in India

July 24, 2019

Strata, a global leader in geosynthetic products and engineering solutions, has been awarded the Geosynthetic Accreditation Institute–Laboratory Accreditation Program (GAI-LAP) certification for the manufacturing of StrataGrid (flexible PET geogrids) and StrataWeb (geocell) at its new manufacturing facility in Daheli, which opened in early 2019. The GAI-LAP accreditation designates that the products and services meet the …

HUESKER introduces ecoLine geogrids

July 23, 2019

HUESKER launched the world’s first geogrid made from 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET). With the introduction of the new ecoLine, the company is focusing on even more environmentally friendly solutions that conserve natural resources during production and offer the same quality as their conventional counterparts. The market launch starts with the HaTelit C asphalt reinforcement …

TeMa opens South African office

July 15, 2019

TeMa (Technologies & Material S.R.L) has officially opened its wholly owned African subsidiary, TeMa South Africa. The business will have its sales office and stock warehouse based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and will aim to service the complete sub-Saharan region of the continent. Darryn Meisel has been appointed as the new company’s CEO and is …