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…
Now is the time

October 1, 2007  |  News

By John Henderson, P. E. When I was asked to consider becoming Chairman of the GMA Executive Council in January, my immediate reaction was: “No way! I already have a full-time job. Why do I need more things to do?” However, as the next few days passed, a nagging feeling persisted. I bega…
ASTM geosynthetics committees developing proposed new standards

October 1, 2007  |  News

Three subcommittees of ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics are currently developing several proposed new standards. The topics covered in the following proposed standards are geosynthetic clay liners, geomembranes, and the development of a mechanistic-empirical design guide for pavemen…
Industry analysts offer plastics predictions for the Middle East

October 1, 2007  |  News

With relatively inexpensive raw materials at hand, manufacturers in the Middle East could place themselves among the world’s leading plastics producers within a few years, according to industry analysts. By the end of the decade, suppliers based in the Middle East could control about 20% of th…
Call 811 before you start digging

August 1, 2007  |  News

Planning a home improvement job? Planting a tree? Building a retaining wall? Wait! Here’s what you need to know first: Whether you are planning to do it yourself or hire a professional, smart digging means calling 811 before each job. Projects that require digging often involve risky assumptio…
Zenker appointed technical director at Fleissner

August 1, 2007  |  News

Dieter Zenker has assumed the position of technical director at Fleissner GmbH. In his new function, Dr. Zenker oversees the engineering and production divisions as well as product development. Fleissner GmbH, manufacturer of a multitude of equipment for specialty fabrics and fabric applications, is…
GZA opens new office

August 1, 2007  |  News

GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc., an environmental and geotechnical consulting firm based in Massachusetts, has named Gary R. McAllister, P.E., head of its new office in Portsmouth, N.H. McAllister is a senior project manager for GZA and is a registered professional engineer with more than 17 years of expe…