Geosynthetics receives two awards

February 1, 2008  |  News

Geosynthetics has received two more magazine awards, both announced late last year. The bimonthly magazine formerly known as GFR won the first-place Gold Award in Association Trends 2007 All-Media Contest in the Scholarly/Technical/Scientific category, announced in December. Geosynthetics also was c…
Rep. Heath Shuler receives award from GMA

February 1, 2008  |  News

The Geosynthetic Materials Association presented the first Friend of GMA Award to U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) during the GMA Capitol Hill Education Forum Oct. 23, 2007, in Washington, D.C. After Shuler was introduced by Richard Goodrum of North Carolina-based Colbond Inc., the award was presente…
ACH opens new plant

February 1, 2008  |  News

ACH Foam Technologies, manufacturer of expanded polystyrene (EPS) for construction, architectural, geotechnical, packaging, and OEM applications, has opened a new plant in McCarran, Nev., about 17 miles east of Reno. The 108,000ft2 facility will address demand for both construction and industrial ma…
Ace expands

February 1, 2008  |  News

The Taiwan-headquartered geosynthetics manufacturer Ace Geosynthetics has opened two locations in the United States. Ace is known most for its reinforcement products, such as geogrids for slope stabilization and retaining walls. The new offices are: in Atlanta: Ace Geosynthetics, 3525 Piedmont Road,…
TenCate wins Telly

February 1, 2008  |  News

TenCate Geosynthetics North America won a 2007 Telly award for its “Mirafi Road Show” video presentation. The communication tool provides information on how geosynthetic materials solve engineering problems. The video helps customers learn how geosynthetic materials make a difference, pa…
Layfield acquires distribution rights to Aqua Dam in Canada

February 1, 2008  |  News

The Layfield Group of Companies has acquired Aqua Dam distribution rights in Canada from Aqua Dam and Diversion Ltd. Aqua Dam specializes in the supply and installation of water-filled portable dams, designed to contain or divert the flow of water. Standard application include stream and river diver…
Contech grows sales force

February 1, 2008  |  News

Contech Construction Products Inc. has expanded its national sales force with the addition of 40 new employees. The expansion was needed to respond to rapidly growing geographic market gains as well as new business opportunities, according to the company. Contech said recruiting efforts got under wa…
Personnel moves at Fiberweb, Thrace

February 1, 2008  |  News

Fiberweb’s Filtration Americas business has announced three promotions and a new hire.Fiberweb’s Filtration Americas business has announced three promotions and a new hire. Kim Rolman has been promoted to director, Cartridge Filtration, overseeing business responsibilities for cartridge …
“Aqua” and “agri” featured at GSI’s 21st conference

February 1, 2008  |  News

The closely related topics of agriculture and aquaculture are the focus of our 21st Annual Conference on March 5, 2008 in Cancún, Mexico. As the date suggests, our conference will be “nested” within GeoAmericas 2008, which is being held at the same location March 2-5, 2008. For co…
Comment on Part 1 of SRW series

February 1, 2008  |  News

I am very happy to see the efforts to educate owners using SRWs. The article in Geosynthetics (“Challenges in building SRWs … “ October/November 2007) is very good. I like the emphasis on quality control and defining responsibility of sub-surface improvements. It is a good checkli…