PODCAST: The Rise of ClosureTurf® in Final Cover Systems

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Landfill engineering has advanced significantly over the past 35 years. Geosynthetic lining, capping, and final cover systems have had a lot to do with the tremendous success landfill operators have had in controlling leachate, protecting groundwater, and improving the long-term economics of active landfills and post-closure care periods. In regards to responsible closure of sites, one of the fast... »

Agru America Opens Large Diameter Pipe Facility in Charleston

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One of the most eye-catching items in the exhibit hall at Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 (March, Orlando) was a large diameter pipe section. The product was stationed at Agru America’s booth. Now, the company has released details on its new manufacturing center in Charleston, South Carolina. The site is serving the growing international demand for next-generation large diameter pipe products, with a ... »

Active LFG Collection Design with ClosureTurf®

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Agru America has published its fourth technical webinar. The topic for the latest educational offering is Active LFG Collection Design with ClosureTurf®–an Engineered Final Cover System. ACTIVE LFG COLLECTION Presented by Chris Richgels, P.E. and in partnership with Watershed Geo, which developed the ClosureTurf system, the 50-minute recorded session addresses topics such as: Infiltration Hy... »

Agru America Ups Its Geosynthetics Manufacturing Capacity

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Over the past few years, Agru America has extended its product lines, with new introductions and enhancements to established brands. Now, the company has moved into its next phase of growth, supported by new geosynthetics manufacturing capacity, with a focus on geomembranes. Capacity has been added to Agru’s Georgetown, South Carolina and Fernley, Nevada production centers, which now enables signi... »

Geosynthetic Lining Systems in Fish Farming

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In the oceans, overfishing has threatened several species of fish with extinction. To help preserve more sustainable fish populations in the wild, several countries have made fish farming—aquaculture—an essential industry. Some of the most commonly farmed fish are tilapia, carp, salmon, and catfish. In Norway, salmon farms are an important economic branch of the country’s aquaculture industry. Con... »

Agru Announces Managerial Changes with Grace, Eichelberger

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Agru America, Inc. has announced two important managerial moves in support of its growing geosynthetics business. Melissa Grace, who has been with the company since 2012, has been named Business Unit Manager for Agru’s Fiber and Textiles Business Unit. Chris Eichelberger, a 15-year veteran of the industry, will expand his role as VP-Technical Marketing to include oversight of the company’s complet... »

Waterproof Membranes 2015 Early Reg Deadline: September 25

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Waterproof Membranes 2015 will be held 17 – 19 November 2015 at the Maritim Hotel in Bonn, Germany. This annual event draws an international audience of manufacturers, welding equipment makers, distributors, and other stakeholders in the larger membrane market. Discussion includes geotechnical, architectural, structural, and decorative membrane applications. The early registration deadline for thi... »

Waterproof Membranes 2015 Offers Summer Special

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Waterproof Membranes 2015 will be held 17 – 19 November 2015 in Bonn, Germany at the Maritim Hotel. This annual event draws an international audience of manufacturers, welding equipment makers, distributors, and other stakeholders in the larger membrane market. Discussion includes geotechnical, architectural, structural, and decorative membrane applications. The organizers, Applied Market Informat... »

Waterproof Membranes 2015 Program Announced

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The annual Waterproof Membranes conference from AMI returns 17 – 19 November 2015 at the Maritim Hotel in Bonn, Germany. The conference organizers have just released the program for Waterproof Membranes 2015. For geosynthetics companies, there are a number of presentations to take interest in. DOWNLOAD THE FULL PROGRAM (PDF) Chief among them: “High-temperature resistance liner opens new applicatio... »

Chris Eichelberger Joins Agru America

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For the past seven years, Chris Eichelberger has served as a business development director and vice president of one the biggest geosynthetics installation and environmental companies in the United States. As of March 2, however, Eichelberger has taken on a new role: as Vice President of Technical Marketing for Agru America, Inc. Agru is one of the largest manufacturers of geomembranes, with a sub... »

VIDEO: A Profile of ClosureTurf™ at US Landfills

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Beginning with an interview from the Potola Landfill in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, a new video from Watershed Geosynthetics focuses on the innovative ClosureTurf™ barrier system. The system utilizes geomembrane (from Agru America) and synthetic turf to create a natural-looking cover. As shown in the video and through testimonials from across the country, landfills and local agencies are... »

In Memoriam: Agru Founder, Alois Gruber Sr.

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The Gruber and Haager families, as well as all Agru Company employees worldwide, are saddened to announce the death of their father & founder, Mr. Alois Gruber Sr., on June 23, 2014. Mr. Gruber was born on March 28, 1925, and grew up in Steinbach an der Steyr, Austria. He trained in metal works with the company Pressl Steinbach. During WWII, he served in the armed forces and was held in captiv... »

ClosureTurf™Landfill Installation Wins SWANA Award

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GEORGETOWN, SOUTH CAROLINA – For its use of ClosureTurf™, an innovative alternative cover system, the Saufley Field Landfill in Pensacola, Florida recently received a national award from the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). The Escambia County project was honored with a Silver Award for Landfill Remediation due to the use of this system over the landfill’s 22 acre site. The applic... »