Raven opens new technology and product development center

September 19, 2011  |  News

Raven Industries’ Engineered Films Division (EFD)—manufacturer of geomembrane liners and covers—announced last week the opening of its new Technology Solutions Center at the company’s Sioux Falls, S.D. headquarters. In a Sept. 14 press release, Raven said the technology center “will provid…
GSE offers three geosynthetics seminars

September 16, 2011  |  News

GSE continues its series of “Geosynthetics 4 Success” technical seminars at three sites this fall. The Atlanta day-long seminar is Sept. 28 at the Evergreen Marriott Conference Center. The focus of this seminar is the use of geosynthetics in coal ash, solid waste, hazardous waste, and li…
The role of webinars in geosynthetics education

September 8, 2011  |  News

As many of you are aware, webinars are becoming quite popular educational vehicles for myriad topics because they are convenient, accessible, and low-cost in comparison to traditional educational modes. Considering travel costs, housing, meals, registration fees, and time away from the office to att…
Geosynthetics 2013 conference is set

September 6, 2011  |  News

Geosynthetics 2013—the next biennial geosynthetics conference organized by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI)—is set for April 1-4, 2013, in Long Beach, Calif. IFAI’s record of geosynthetics conferences dates to the 1990s, with the most-recent event the record-…
Agru installs new extruder in Nevada

September 2, 2011  |  News

Agru America Inc., manufacturer of polyethylene geomembrane liners, has added a new, twin-screw, high-production extruder to its production facility in Fernley, Nev., according to an August press release from the company. Responding to increased demand, the two existing extruders were supplemented w…
Van Houten hired at AEG

August 17, 2011  |  News

American Environmental Group Ltd. (AEG) announced in an Aug. 15 press release the hiring of Chuck Van Houten to the company’s Geosynthetic Project Management group. An industry veteran, Van Houten adds 16 years of geosynthetics experience to AEG’s staff. He is based at AEG’s Housto…
IFAI Expo Asia 2012 awarded International Trade Fair Certification

August 17, 2011  |  News

Technical textiles exhibition and conference promotes export opportunities in Asia Pacific The U.S. Department of Commerce has granted Trade Fair Certification to IFAI Expo Asia 2012, which will take place June 26–28, 2012 at the Suntec Singapore International Exhibition Centre, according to a…
Geosynthetics in Roadways: NAGS/GMA Short Course in Atlanta

August 15, 2011  |  News

Oct. 20–21, 2011 Sheraton Atlanta Perimeter North Hotel Atlanta, Ga. Presented by: North American Geosynthetics Society / Geosynthetic Materials Association This 1.5-day/9 professional development hours (PDHs) short course provides training on the appropriate, cost-effective use of geosyntheti…
Geosynthetics in Roadways: NAGS/GMA Short Course in Orlando

August 15, 2011  |  News

Nov. 28–29, 2011 Orlando Holiday Inn—Orlando Airport Orlando, Fla. Presented by: North American Geosynthetics Society / Geosynthetic Materials Association This 1.5-day/9 professional development hours (PDHs) short course provides training on the appropriate, cost-effective use of geosynt…
Hanes buys Price & Co.

August 10, 2011  |  News

Hanes Geo Components of Winston-Salem, N.C., announced in an Aug. 9 press release that it has acquired Michigan-based Price and Company. Founded by current president and CEO, John Price, in 1986, the company is primarily a distribution service for site development contractors. The company currently …