DFI-PFSF to host piling and ground improvement conference in Australia

January 6, 2020

Registration is open for the 2nd DFI-PFSF Piling & Ground Improvement Conference taking place March 23-25, 2020, at International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney in Australia. This conference—being hosted by Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) and Piling and Foundation Specialists Federation (PFSF)—is intended to promote all aspects of the deep foundations, earth retention and ground improvement works. …

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, …

2020 TRB Annual Meeting mobile app now available

December 17, 2019

Download the TRB Annual Meeting mobile app prior to arriving at the 99th TRB Annual Meeting, January 12–16, 2020, in Washington, D.C. To download the app, search “TRB 2020” in the App Store or Google Play. When opening the app for the first time, enter the same email address used to register for the annual …

FGI CCR short course addresses current regulations and solutions

December 16, 2019

By Timothy D. Stark and Jennifer Miller The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) presented a short course in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Nov. 6, 2019, at the Center City Building to a sold-out crowd. The short course was organized by the FGI and was offered in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC).   …

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.  …

Geosynthetics pioneer Robert M. Koerner and wife pass away

December 3, 2019

Robert M. Koerner and his wife Pauline W. Koerner have passed away. The Koerner family has released information on their passing to GSI Members. The notice to the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) says, “It is with regret and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Robert M. and Pauline W. Koerner. As you know Bob was …

GSI to host webinar on geosynthetic reinforced MSE walls

December 2, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geosynthetic Reinforced MSE Walls; Overview, Failures and Items for Improvement” on Dec. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls represent a …

FGI to host webinar on factory fabrication, installation and testing of geomembranes

November 27, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) will sponsor a free webinar, “Factory Fabrication, Installation and Testing of Geomembranes,” on Dec. 10, from 9 to 10 p.m. CST. Please note the late start time, as this webinar will be simultaneously broadcast in Australia in collaboration with the Australian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society This webinar will …