Geosynthetics: U.S. demand will continue to grow

June 1, 2006  |  News

U.S. demand for geosynthetics is forecast to advance 4.1% per year to 865 million yd.2 in 2006, according to The Freedonia Group Inc. Demand will be driven by growing consumer awareness of the benefits of geosynthetics in various applications, fueled by an ongoing consumer education effort on the pa…
GMA offers new level of membership

June 1, 2006  |  News

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) is now offering a new level of membership for distributors of geosynthetics. The GMA Executive Council recently approved a measure that opened the door for membership to distributors of geosynthetic materials. “Distributors play a vital role in the …
Geosynthetics: Update from Korea

June 1, 2006  |  Features, News

The infusion of geosynthetics in Korea has been accomplished in a relatively short time. A look at potential growth, research, and markets. By Han-Yong Jeon 1. Introduction The geosynthetics industry in Korea is a promising field for investment and development. Many types of domestic geosynthetic pr…
A great story to tell

June 1, 2006  |  News

By Andrew Aho “You have a wonderful story to tell.” Those words came from a Washington, D.C. lobbyist after a meeting where I had presented an overview of the geosynthetics industry, the benefits of geosynthetic products, and the variety of geosynthetics applications. “And the timi…
Apax acquires Contech

April 1, 2006  |  News

CONTECH® Construction Products Inc., a civil engineering site solutions products and services company based in Ohio, and funds advised by Apax Partners Worldwide, a private equity investment group, announced that Apax has completed its acquisition of a majority ownership interest in Contech. The tr…
New silt-fence installer ready

April 1, 2006  |  News

Burchland Mfg. LLC has announced the introduction of its XT-Series Silt Fence Installers. Designed to install 36-in. to 48-in. erosion-control fabric, Burchland XTs offer a 3-point hitch or quick-attach plate for mounting on tractors or skidsteers. The XTs install fabric to a choice of depth down to…
FLI lands $12 million lining contract

April 1, 2006  |  News

FLI Environmental, the Waterford, Ireland-based international environmental solutions provider, has won a $12.3 million (€10 million) contract for the installation of containment facilities at a $1.9 billion nickel mine on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. FLI will supply and instal…
Bolivar to get $1.4M to fix, cover sand socks damaged by hurricane

April 1, 2006  |  News

The hurricane-beaten sand socks on Bolivar Peninsula in Texas will get about $1.4 million worth of attention from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), providing money for repairs and a new sand cover, according to information from the agency. Hurricane Rita left some of the sand-filled so…
GreenSpec Directory now available

April 1, 2006  |  News

The expanded and revised 6th edition of the GreenSpec® Directory of environmentally preferable building products contains nearly 2,000 listings, providing architects, building owners, and builders with the most complete source for green building product information. The directory is published by Br…
Geosynthetics (formerly GFR) receives awards

April 1, 2006  |  News

The magazine formerly known as GFR has received two awards from the Minnesota Magazine Publishers Association. Gold Award for Best Technical Article, Professional, Circulation under 30,000: GFR-Geotechnical Fabrics Report, “On the links with coir, straw and synthetic mats,” April 2005. F…