AGRU America expands operations in Williamsburg County

April 10th, 2024

AGRU America, Inc.  is expanding operations in Williamsburg County, S.C. The company’s $7.8 million investment will create approximately six new jobs. “AGRU America has been in South Carolina since 1996,” says Robert L. Johnson, president/CEO at AGRU America. “Since then, we’ve expanded multiple times across Williamsburg, Georgetown, and Charleston counties. South Carolina has provided us […]

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Premier Product Showcase 2024

February 1st, 2024

Here is your first look at some of the new products and services that will be available from companies in 2024.  Information for this special section was provided by companies who submitted materials to us before the publication deadline. All photographs are courtesy of the company listing the product/service. Geotechnical Frontiers is coming back in […]

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AGRU America expanding Lyon County geomembrane manufacturing plant

November 28th, 2023

Governor Joe Lombardo and the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) has approved eight companies that will receive $7,249,200 in tax abatements. In return, these companies are projected to create 533 jobs in the next two years at an average weighted hourly wage of $32.86. That figure is expected to grow to 724 jobs in five years. Additionally, these companies will make capital […]

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AGRU wins 2023 manufacturing excellence award

November 2nd, 2023

AGRU America, Inc.  has been awarded the 2023 EDAWN Existing Industry Award in Manufacturing Excellence (large category) from the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN). Since its opening in 2008, AGRU’s Fernley plant has been a pivotal element in the company’s U.S. strategy, providing direct geosynthetics production in the western United States for its AGRU Lining […]

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Geomembrane destructive testing

October 1st, 2022

Figure 1. Site 1 pond replacement For almost 40 years, the generally accepted destructive test rate for geomembrane seaming has been one sample for every 500 feet (152 m) of seam. On large projects this leads to hundreds of holes cut into liners that engineers, manufacturers and installers work very hard to make leak proof. […]

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Working together to advance geosynthetics

February 1st, 2019

Leadership, participation and collaboration are important to the success of any association. The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) can attribute its growth in recent years to the many members, leaders and industry partners who volunteer their time to support the association’s mission. Read below to learn more about some of them and the programs they support. […]

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GMA on Wisconsin, waste containment and Lobby Day

August 1st, 2018

April and May were very active months for the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA). Our membership coordinated an educational opportunity in the state of New York, made a lobbying trip to Wisconsin and supported Infrastructure Week by advocating for geosynthetics in the nation’s capitol. GMA heads to Wisconsin On Apr. 9, 2018, members of the GMA […]

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