Seeding procedures for erosion control blankets and turf reinforcement mats

August 1st, 2023

Q: Do I seed below or above erosion control blankets (ECBs) or turf reinforcement mats (TRMs)?  A: Ouch! This is a trick question. There are different seeding procedures for ECBs and TRMs.  For ECBs, it is always better to seed first, then install the ECB. This puts the seed directly on the soil (where the […]

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Western Green acquires East Coast Erosion Control

May 25th, 2021

Indiana-based Western Green has acquired East Coast Erosion Control, with offices in Pennsylvania and South Carolina. This latest acquisition builds on Western Green’s growing manufacturing footprint, with expanded product and manufacturing offerings along the eastern U.S. regions. This acquisition will result in the largest U.S.-based erosion control blanket manufacturing group. As a primary benefit of […]

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Western Excelsior and Gripple form supply partnership

July 25th, 2018

Western Excelsior Corp. and Gripple Inc. have signed an exclusive supply partnership agreement for the United States and Canada. Gripple provides products in the erosion control market, including high-performance anchoring systems. Western Excelsior and its subsidiary North American Green manufacture erosion control products, including short-term erosion control blankets and permanent high-performance turf reinforcement mats. The […]

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Erosion control at a former nuclear testing site

February 1st, 2018

A reclaimed 175-acre section within the larger Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson County, Colorado, west of Denver, was home to a nuclear testing facility for 40 years. The area’s combination of rolling topography, high winds and incidents of heavy rain and snow increase the likelihood of soil erosion. Given the site’s past use, […]

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