Glen Raven announces new chief marketing officer

August 13th, 2019

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, makers of Sunbrella®, announced the hiring of Steve Pawl as its first chief marketing officer. Pawl has a track record of developing growth strategies and strengthening brands for global companies including Husqvarna Group, Fruit of the Loom, Newell Brands and Pfizer. He will direct the global brand strategy, positioning and activation...

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Strata earns GAI-LAP accreditation for its new plant laboratory in India

July 23rd, 2019

Strata, a global leader in geosynthetic products and engineering solutions, has been awarded the Geosynthetic Accreditation Institute–Laboratory Accreditation Program (GAI-LAP) certification for the manufacturing of StrataGrid (flexible PET geogrids) and StrataWeb (geocell) at its new manufacturing facility in Daheli, which opened in early 2019. The GAI-LAP accreditation designates that the products and services meet the...

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HUESKER introduces ecoLine geogrids

July 23rd, 2019

HUESKER launched the world’s first geogrid made from 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET). With the introduction of the new ecoLine, the company is focusing on even more environmentally friendly solutions that conserve natural resources during production and offer the same quality as their conventional counterparts. The market launch starts with the HaTelit C asphalt reinforcement...

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TeMa opens South African office

July 15th, 2019

TeMa (Technologies & Material S.R.L) has officially opened its wholly owned African subsidiary, TeMa South Africa. The business will have its sales office and stock warehouse based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and will aim to service the complete sub-Saharan region of the continent. Darryn Meisel has been appointed as the new company’s CEO and is...

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Environmental Specialties International acquires Patriot Environmental

June 20th, 2019

Environmental Specialties International (ESI), the largest installer and provider of geosynthetic lining materials in the United States, announces that it has acquired Patriot Environmental of Meeker, Okla. Founded in 2012, Patriot has quickly grown to become a leading specialty contractor serving Texas and Oklahoma. Operating from offices in Odessa, Texas, and Meeker, Okla., Patriot is...

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Solmax to establish manufacturing facility in Nevada

June 18th, 2019

Solmax announced June 18 that it is expanding its operations and establishing a manufacturing facility in Nevada. The manufacturing facility will be fully operational by mid-2020. Following the successful integration of the Solmax and GSE Environmental businesses into one combined global entity, Solmax’s goal is to continue to grow its industry leadership position in the geosynthetics sector...

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Aquafil acquires O’Mara Incorporated

June 5th, 2019

Aquafil S.p.A. has acquired O’Mara Incorporated for a total consideration equal to USD 40.5 million. The deal was completed through the Group’s U.S. subsidiary, Aquafil USA Inc. O’Mara Incorporated, founded in 1970, produces nylon, polypropylene and polyester fibers mainly in solution-dyed colors in its plant based in Rutherford College, N.C. In 2018, O’Mara reported a...

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Two major acquisitions in less than 30 days

May 9th, 2019

Last month, a family investment group in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, acquired all controlling interests in the European operations of Propex Operating Company LLC and renamed the company Propex Furnishing Solutions. Their agreement, which included the rights to purchase the furnishings business in the U.S., was exercised at the end of April and finalized before the new...

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Saint-Gobain ADFORS partners with American Road Patch to be the exclusive distributor

May 3rd, 2019

Saint-Gobain ADFORS, a global leader in manufacturing of customized reinforcement solutions, has partnered with ABH Enterprises and Strategic Sourcing Group to be the official distributor of the American Road Patch peel and seal pavement patch. Potholes cost billions of dollars annually in road and collision repairs. Current road repair methods do not always address the...

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HUESKER announces management changes

April 29th, 2019

After completion of an extensive worldwide investment program, which includes multiple new engineering and production facilities as well as an extended sales network, HUESKER is now strengthening its management structure. Having taken HUESKER’s U.S. subsidiary to a new level, Sven Schröer will return to the headquarters in Germany and will join the Management Board as...

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