Automating leak location surveys

December 20th, 2019

Geomembrane liners are engineered to be high-strength and chemically resistant, yet they remain susceptible to mechanical damage, especially during the installation process, transportation and use-related wear. The costs that companies face in combating this problem are significant, as the vast majority of leak monitoring services are performed manually by highly trained professional members of staff....

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FGI CCR short course addresses current regulations and solutions

December 16th, 2019

By Timothy D. Stark and Jennifer Miller The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) presented a short course in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Nov. 6, 2019, at the Center City Building to a sold-out crowd. The short course was organized by the FGI and was offered in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC).  ...

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Call for editorial submissions: Specialty Fabric Showcase 2020

December 16th, 2019

The Specialty Fabrics Review annual Fabric Showcase in the April and May 2020 issues is a great opportunity to give readers a look at your new fabrics—natural, synthetic, woven, nonwoven, electronic, interactive or smart—and how they can help your potential customers do their jobs better. We’ll share the information, in print and online, with thousands...

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Geosynthetics Conference proceedings archive now available

December 12th, 2019

For the first time, all the Geosynthetics Conference proceedings from 2008 to 2019 (including GeoAmericas 2008) are now available online. Download and/or print the hundreds of published papers on demand. Access is free for all IFAI members and IFAI digital members. Digital memberships start at $10 per month or $99 per year and include unlimited...

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Hanes Geo Components announces acquisition of JMD Company

December 9th, 2019

Hanes Geo Components, of Winston Salem, N.C., announced they have reached an agreement to acquire Johnston Morehouse Dickey Company (JMD). JMD is a geosynthetics and mine ventilation manufacturing and supply company headquartered in Bethel Park, Pa. JMD was founded in 1902 and was owned and operated by the Forse family. JMD is a leader in...

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Thrace-Linq to relocate geotextile needlepunch line from U.S.

December 9th, 2019

In announcing its most recent round of financial results last week, Thrace Group said it would transfer a needlepunch line from its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, Thrace-Linq, in South Carolina, to its Don & Low facility located in Forfar, Scotland, with the goal of strengthening and consolidating its presence in the United Kingdom and northwestern Europe. ...

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Geosynthetics pioneer Robert M. Koerner and wife pass away

December 3rd, 2019

Robert M. Koerner and his wife Pauline W. Koerner have passed away. The Koerner family has released information on their passing to GSI Members. The notice to the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) says, “It is with regret and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Robert M. and Pauline W. Koerner. As you know Bob was...

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En-Fold® provides all-weather solution at new Pier 17 restaurant

December 2nd, 2019

Pier 17 is a massive 300,000 square foot building at the waterfront along the East River in New York City. Encompassing retail, entertainment, architectural features and seasonal attractions, the area is intended to further the transformation of the Seaport district into a true destination. The new cocktail bar, R17, is located on the building’s rooftop...

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GSI to host webinar on geosynthetic reinforced MSE walls

December 2nd, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geosynthetic Reinforced MSE Walls; Overview, Failures and Items for Improvement” on Dec. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls represent a...

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