Terrafix Geosynthetics Inc. acquires Geosynthetic Systems

October 4th, 2022

Terrafix Geosynthetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leggett and Platt, has acquired Ottawa-based Geosynthetics Systems. Geosynthetic Systems specializes in the distribution of products used for erosion and sediment control, drainage and stormwater management, construction, gabion systems, engineered walls and landscaping. Geosynthetic Systems was founded by Peter Mulrooney, an entrepreneur whose background consists of experiences in […]

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Wick drain ground improvements

August 1st, 2022

Editor's note: This is part 1 of a two-part article. Part 2 will appear in the October/November issue of Geosynthetics. FIGURE 1 Wick drain installation Construction of a large mine waste stockpile was required at the Rainy River Mine in Ontario, Canada. The mine rock stockpile foundation has up to 131 feet (40 m) thick […]

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Multi-linear drainage geocomposites for railways

June 1st, 2022

FIGURE 1 Multi-linear drainage geocomposite under railway embankment In civil engineering, drainage systems are traditionally made with granular material layers and perforated collector pipes. The use of drainage geocomposites became more common 30 years ago with the development of products that met the specific requirements of each application. Moreover, the geocomposite is cheaper than the […]

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Montreal to host 13ICG

April 25th, 2022

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) chose Montreal to host 13ICG, to be held Sept. 13–16, 2026, in Canada for the first time. The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) announced that Montreal, Que., Canada, has been selected to host the 13th International Conference on Geosynthetics (13ICG) in 2026. The bidding process began last August, when IGS President Chungsik […]

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Layfield’s Fraser joins GSI board

April 20th, 2022

Layfield’s Fraser joins GSI board of advisors, bringing his 40+ years' experience in the geosynthetics industry to GSI. Brian Fraser joins GSI board of advisors. Photograph courtesy of Layfield Group Ltd. The Layfield Group Ltd. announced that Brian Fraser, vice president of business development for Layfield Geosynthetics, has been appointed to the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) […]

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Geocells and geotextiles for separation/reinforcement at an oil-drilling platform

April 1st, 2022

Installing and filling in the GEOWEB 3D Soil Stabilization System at the Angle Energy Inc. oil drilling platform, Olds, Alta., Canada. Photograph courtesy of Presto Geosystems An Angle Energy Inc. oil drilling platform in northern Canada required year-round access for equipment to service and maintain a conventional wellsite pad. Several new wells were to be […]

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Layfield to distribute Western Green in Canada

September 1st, 2021

Layfield Group LLC and Western Green announced Layfield to distribute Western Green geosynthetics products in Canada. Headquarters in Edmonton, Alb., Canada, for Layfield Group LLC's Geosynthetics and Industrial Fabrics divisions. Photograph courtesy of Layfield Group LLC Layfield Group LLC of Richmond, B.C., Canada, and Western Green of Evansville, Ind., announced a new partnership, allowing Layfield […]

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Titan opens new Ontario location

June 17th, 2021

Titan Environmental Containment announced a new corporate location in Burlington, Ont., Canada. The new facility includes a 28,000-square-foot (2,600-m2) building complete with offices and stockyard. To support this expansion, Titan hired Wes Anderson and Fraser Robinson to join the company’s existing Ontario team made up of industry veterans John Mooney, Sam Bhat and Manoj Amuzuri, […]

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FC Géosynthétiques acquires Innovex Produits Techniques Inc.

June 16th, 2021

FC Géosynthétiques, a leader in the installation of geosynthetic products, announced the acquisition of Innovex Produits Techniques Inc., a company specializing in the distribution of geosynthetic materials, and Hydrosol Construction Inc. This acquisition will allow FC Géosynthétiques to strengthen its positioning and leadership in the geosynthetic product installation market while enhancing its offerings. “We are very […]

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Layfield Group to distribute Tensar products in Canada

March 26th, 2021

Layfield Group announced an agreement with Tensar International Corp. for Canadian distribution of Tensar geosynthetics products. Tensar is the industry leader in soil stabilization and reinforcement. Over the past three decades, the company has developed products and technologies that have been at the forefront of the geotechnical industry. As a result, you know you can […]

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