ECTC-A sustaibnable industry group for over 30 years

April 1st, 2024

ECTC members at last in-person meeting in Greenville, S.C. Photo courtesy of ECTC. The Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) was formed in 1992 with a focus on Rolled Erosion Control Products (RECPs). Over the past 32 years the group has changed and adjusted to the times. Many say ECTC is a sustainable industry group. This […]

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ASTM International honors Kurt Kelsey with Outstanding Achievement Award

March 8th, 2024

Kurt Kelsey, left, receiving the A. Ivan Johnson Outstanding Achievement Award from D18 Chairman Bill Quinn.  ASTM International’s soil and rock committee (D18) has presented its A. Ivan Johnson Outstanding Achievement Award to Kurt Kelsey, director of earth science division at American Excelsior Company. The award is presented in recognition of outstanding and significant contributions to […]

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Erosion control history and evolution

February 1st, 2023

Figure 1 Curlex, the first ever erosion control blanket (ECB), was invented in the 1960s. Photo courtesy of American Excelsior Co. I'm always excited at the opportunity to write this column in Geosynthetics magazine on behalf of the industry, but this issue’s focus on erosion control is extra special because “it’s in our name”: Erosion […]

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Erosion and sediment control mine applications

August 1st, 2022

Successful synergistic approach to erosion control, sediment control and revegetation on this mine site. Turf reinforcement mat (TRM) was installed down the center of the channel, erosion control blanket (ECB) on the slopes, hydraulic erosion control product (HECP) on the flat surface above slope, and sediment retention fiber rolls (SRFRs) across the channel. Material was […]

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