HUESKER’s Olsta to be honored by ASTM

April 5, 2018

Based in Chicago, HUESKER Inc.’s business area manager for Tektoseal Jim Olsta will be honored with the American Society of Testing and Material (ASTM) International’s Richard S. Ladd Standards Development Award on June 25, 2018, at the main meeting of the ASTM Committee D18 on Soil and Rock in San Diego, California. “When Jim Olsta …

Maccaferri North America hires new area managers and a sales representative

April 3, 2018

During the first quarter of 2018, Maccaferri North America added four new employees, Maccaferri said in a press release. The new employees bring experience and unique abilities to the company.   Brian Whitaker, P.E., CPESC, Midwest Area Manager Whitaker began with Maccaferri on January 29, 2018. He is responsible for generating sales, distribution management and …

Babcock Power Environmental subsidiary acquires Geo-Synthetics Systems

March 29, 2018

Acting through a new subsidiary named Geo-Synthetics Systems LLC, Babcock Power Environmental Inc., a Babcock Power Inc. company, acquired substantially all of the assets of Geo-Synthetics, LLC, an installer of geosynthetic materials for industries such as energy, waste disposal, agricultural and industrial, according to a press release from Babcock’s financial advisor Cronus Partners LLC. “We are …

Toray to acquire TenCate Advanced Composites

March 22, 2018

Koninklijke Ten Cate B.V. (TenCate) announced March 14, 2018, it had reached an agreement with integrated chemicals and materials group Toray Industries Inc. on the acquisition of TenCate Advanced Composites (TCAC). TenCate said Toray is committed to further accelerate the growth of TCAC in the coming years, fully supporting TCAC management’s strategy and investment growth …

East Coast Erosion Control receives innovation award

March 21, 2018

East Coast Erosion Control of Bernville, Pennsylvania, announced March 19, 2018, it had been awarded the Innovative Application of Technology award from Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania. East Coast Erosion Control was one of six companies to receive a Northeastern Pennsylvania Innovation Award, which are given to companies “that strongly demonstrate a ‘break-the-mold’ …

AGRU America and Watershed Geo to host webinar on ClosureTurf

March 19, 2018

AGRU America and Watershed Geo will host a free live webinar “ClosureTurf 101” on March 29, 2018, at 9 a.m. PDT and again at 12 p.m. PDT the same day. The webinar, presented by Christopher M. Richgels, P.E., western region engineer for AGRU America, will provide an introduction to the final cover system, which is …

IFAI announces retirement of president and CEO Mary Hennessy

February 1, 2018

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), parent company of Geosynthetics magazine, has announced the retirement, effective June 1, 2018, of its president and CEO, Mary Hennessy. The IFAI board of directors has begun a search for her replacement and plans to name the person by May 1, 2018. Steve Ellington, president of Trivantage LLC and …

Solmax acquires GSE Environmental

December 20, 2017

Groupe Solmax, a Canadian-based company and an industry leader in the production of high-quality polyethylene geomembranes for industrial and environmental applications has acquired GSE Environmental based in Houston, Texas, from Littlejohn & Co. LLC, as well as certain funds and accounts managed by Strategic Value Partners LLC, both of which are Greenwich, Conn.-based private investment …

Tensar International wins Highway Industry Product of the Year award in UK

October 20, 2017

In a ceremony at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London, England, on the night of Oct. 18, 2017, Tensar International took home the Highways Award for the Highway Industry Product of the Year. The company was honored for its Spectra Pavement Optimisation System. The system is a comprehensive approach to optimizing pavement structure based on …

TenCate hires Mac Millan

October 12, 2017

TenCate announced early October the hiring of Ashley Mac Millan, P.E., as Engineering Business Manager—Northwest (Utah, Idaho, Ore., Wash.). Mac Millan has a BS in civil engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and brings more than seven years of geotechnical engineering experience to TenCate. She has served as a technical expert on mechanically stabilized earth structures, …