Infrastructure news

February 1, 2011  |  News

In 2010, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (“stimulus package”) allotted about $72 billion to repair deteriorating infrastructure—and to initiate new projects—in the U.S. Pothole-filled roads, crumbling bridges, leaking dams, growing energy demands, and more garbage …
TenCate enters agreement with Emas Kiara

February 1, 2011  |  News

TenCate has entered into an agreement to purchase the geosynthetics activities of Malaysia-based Emas Kiara Industries Berhad.
Tensar International appoints new director of application technology

February 1, 2011  |  News

Ian Fraser succeeds Hein Jas as director of application technology at the U.K. office of Tensar International. Fraser will lead the company’s development of new and existing markets in Europe.
IECA Iberoamerican Chapter vice president

February 1, 2011  |  News

Paul Gonzalez, international business manager for Profile Products, is the new vice president of the Iberoamerican Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA).
2011 geosynthetics anniversaries

February 1, 2011  |  News

Happy anniversary! Celebrating in 2011: Huesker Synthetics GmbH (Germany)—the founding parent company started in 1861 (150 years) and Huesker Inc., Charlotte, N.C., incorporated in the U.S. in 1991 (20 years) … and also 20 years in 2011 for Ian Peggs and his I-Corp. International Inc., …
The 15 most difficult GMA Techline questions from the 3rd 500 Q’s-and A’s

February 1, 2011  |  News, Q&A: GMA Techline

From the GMA Techline Note: This is an appendix to the article, “GMA Techline’s 3rd 500 Q’s-and-A’s.” Question 1 Q: I am trying to find a way to predict the size and shape of a gas bubble that might form under a geosynthetic liner in a pond lining system—specifically, the relatio…
GMA Techline’s 3rd 500 Q’s-and-A’s

February 1, 2011  |  News, Q&A: GMA Techline

From the GMA Techline Introduction The GMA Techline was initiated in September 2004, as a free worldwide service to answer questions involving the many aspects of geosynthetic materials. From the outset there were no constraints placed on the questioner or their questions. GMA contracted with the Ge…
GMA shares government relations plan at TRB

January 31, 2011  |  News

Geosynthetics committee hears initiatives for transportation, coal ash Editor’s note: The following statement was presented by GMA managing director Andrew Aho to the Geosynthetics Committee at the Transportation Research Board’s 90th Annual Meeting Jan. 25 in Washington, D.C. Mr. Chairm…
CETCO promotion for new technical sales manager

January 27, 2011  |  News

CETCO has promoted Tom DePrince to the position of technical sales manager in its Mid-Atlantic Region for company’s lining technologies product line, it announced in a January press release. As a TSM, DePrince is responsible for sales efforts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Vi…
Miller Weldmaster hits the road with ‘Roadshow’

January 27, 2011  |  News

The Miller Roadshow, a traveling exhibit by Miller Weldmaster, is set to begin its 2011 itinerary in Florida, according to a press release from the company. The peripatetic Roadshow is actually a tradeshow that goes to MW’s customers and would-be customers. Eric Helmick is the Roadshow tech wh…