Lesny departs NAUE America

September 15, 2010  |  News

Three years after assuming the presidency of NAUE America Inc., Carsten Lesny in September announced his intention to leave the company and return to Germany, where he will continue to work in the geotechnics field. NAUE America, based in Atlanta, said in a press release that it would “continu…
GMA speaks up during EPA coal ash hearing

September 1, 2010  |  News

As hearings continued through September 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeks comments regarding the regulation of coal ash containment sites. The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) was among the first in line to address the issue Aug. 30 at the initial hearing in Arlingto…
Freudenberg’s second geotextile line in Russia

August 23, 2010  |  News, Products

The Italian roofing insulation company, Freudenberg Politex, has invested $1.6m to install a new geotextile nonwovens line at its plant in Zavolzhie, in Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod region, according to a press release from the company. The plant’s second line, producing material for the fir…
GMA responds to EPA on coal ash issue

August 18, 2010  |  News

Mr. Steven Souders Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery United States Environmental Protection Agency 5304P Washington, DC 20460 40 CFR Parts 257, 261, 264 et al. Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Special Wastes; Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals …
“Workshop on Engineered Barrier Performance”

August 12, 2010  |  News

By George Koerner, Ph.D., P.E., CQA The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Offices of Nuclear Regulatory Research (RES) and the Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs (FSME) conducted the “Workshop on Engineered Barrier Performance Related to Low-Level Radioa…
TRI to conduct CQC/CQA courses and mini trade show in Australia

August 9, 2010  |  News

TRI Geosynthetics Services will conduct a Construction Quality Assurance (CQA) Training Week, 4-6 Nov., 2010, at Monash University and Extension in Melbourne, Australia. Schedule of events Thursday, 4 Nov., 2010 “CQA of Geosynthetics” (including geomembranes, geotextiles, geocomposites, geogrids…
14th IGS Council is formed

August 3, 2010  |  News

At the 9th International Conference on Geosynthetics (9ICG) in Guarujá, Brazil, the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Council marked the beginning of a new term. During the IGS’s General Assembly May 26, the officers and council members elected to serve for the 2010–2014 t…
Tribute for service: Pete and Rosemary Stevenson

August 1, 2010  |  News

This collection of photos shows Pete and Rosemary at different events through their many years of service with the International Geosynthetics Society. Pete Stevenson was one of the founding members of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) in 1983. He served as IGS treasurer for 10 years fro…
Propex emerging, diversifying

August 1, 2010  |  News

After several years of uncertainty, company leaders and employees at Chattanooga-based Propex Inc. say they are glad to be back on a stable economic track. A major corporate merger on the eve of a recession-headed economy eventually led the geosynthetics manufacturing giant to enter Chapter 11 in Ja…
House votes to add $521 million to federal highway program

August 1, 2010  |  News

The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation in May that provides $521 million in additional highway funding, increasing allocations for 37 states, according to the AASHTO Journal. This allocation is contained in a tax-extenders bill, HR 4213, the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Ac…