Student competition rocks at Geo-Frontiers 2011

June 1, 2011  |  News

Photos by Mark Skalny Photography With a lively opening night crowd lining the roped-off competition area and an M.C.Hammer soundtrack blaring in the background, engineering students representing schools from across the country participated in the annual GeoCompetition at Geo-Frontiers in Dallas Mar…
Skellerup is now Viking

May 27, 2011  |  News

Viking Containment is the new name for the former Skellerup Industries, a New Zealand-based containment business established in 1996. Viking supplies and installs geosynthetic products, including geosynthetic liners, baffle curtains, floating covers, geotextiles, geocomposites and geogrids, accordin…
June 30 deadline for student fellowship request–for–proposals

May 12, 2011  |  News

June 30 is the deadline for student proposals for GSI Fellowships. The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) earlier this year placed its annual worldwide call for requests-for-proposals (RFPs) focusing on innovative geosynthetics research and development projects. There are multiple awards made, each for $1…
GMA Government Relations Update

May 5, 2011  |  News

Notes from Conference Call – 5.4.11 Martin Whitmer & Rudy Barry (Whitmer & Worrall)Jimmy Kemp (Kemp Partners) 1) Transportation Update: Transportation Reauthorization Bill Status GMA Separation & Interlayer Study Congressional Progress (Martin Whitmer / Rudy Barry) Currently GMA ha…
November event marks Korean GSS anniversary

May 3, 2011  |  News

The 10th anniversary of the Korean Geosynthetics Society Foundation is commemorated this year with a Nov. 23–24 international conference in Seoul. “Sustainable Applications of Geosynthetics Technology” is the theme of the 2011 International Conference of the Korean Geosynthetics So…
Firestone, EPIC announce partnership

April 28, 2011  |  News

Firestone Specialty Products is now the exclusive distributor for the EPIC Green System and associated water systems in North America. EPIC Green Solutions, an international water-management company featuring stormwater, subsurface irrigation, and drainage systems, announced this week that it has co…
Michael Gorey named Propex CEO

April 20, 2011  |  News

Chattanooga-based Propex Operating Co. LLC announced in an April 19 press release that its Board of Managers named Michael Gorey president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. The release described Gorey as “a proven leader with experience as a chief executive, most recently ser…
Seaman announces price increases

April 11, 2011  |  News

Seaman Corp. announced in a press release last week that the company will increase the price of virtually all of its products 3-12%, effective May 1, 2011. The release said that the company did implement efforts to offset continuing increases in raw material costs and other supply chain expenses. &l…
EuroGeo5: Call for Abstracts

April 8, 2011  |  News

The 5th European Conference on Geosynthetics (EuroGeo5) will take place Sept. 16-19, 2012, in Valencia, Spain. The Spanish Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) is the primary organizer for this event, held under the auspices of the IGS. Authors interested in presenting papers at …
American Environmental acquires Mid-America Lining

April 6, 2011  |  News

American Environmental Group Ltd. has acquired the geosynthetic liner operations of Union City, Tenn.-based Mid-America Lining Co., according to a press release from AEG this week. Mid-America’s history includes geosynthetic installations on a national scale, and that is a natural addition to …