Solmax USA Open and Manufacturing Geomembranes in Houston

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Two months ago, the 35-year-old international geosynthetics company Solmax Inc. announced that would for the first time begin manufacturing geomembranes in the United States. The company had acquired the Houston, Texas assets of the former Brawler Inc. Now, after spending weeks upgrading equipment and instituting its own quality control programs, Solmax USA is officially open for business and manu... »

Solmax Establishes Solmax USA in Houston

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One of the world’s biggest manufacturers of geomembranes, Solmax Inc., is after 35 years of cross-border work establishing a physical presence in the United States. The company has acquired the Houston, Texas assets of the former Brawler Inc. in Houston, Texas. A new company has been incorporated: Solmax USA LLC. “[The facility] must undergo a major upgrade in the months ahead,” writes the company... »

Inland Tarp & Liner Acquires Brawler’s Midland Assets

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Inland Tarp & Liner (ITL®), LLC has revealed news that many in the geosynthetics manufacturing sector had been looking for: an acquisition involving Brawler Industries. Inland released a notice that it had acquired the “physical assets and equipment of Brawler Industries and Brawler Environmental Containment located at Midland, Texas.” The company entered the acquisition carefully, keeping man... »

The Lighter Side of Geomembranes

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Geomembrane installations often cover substantial areas. Landfill cells pose enormous footprints. Oil and gas pits, industrial processing ponds, and wastewater containment ponds are large installations too, and each year they tend to be built a little larger. The scaling up of these facilities is not just a matter of achieving better operational economics for the facility owner; it’s also because ... »

Brawler Adds 7-Layer Blown Film Line

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Brawler Industries continues growing. The company has invested significantly in its geomembrane capabilities and capacity in the past year. This week, it announced the addition of a 7-layer blown film line. The move expands what Brawler can offer for agriculatural, construction, and environmental barrier systems. CEO John Keating noted that the line’s addition, as with the company’s other upgrades... »

Brawler Re-Invests in Its Geomembrane Manufacturing

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In May 2014, Brawler Industries acquired In-Line Plastics, LC. The move extended Brawler’s geomembrane manufacturing and fabrication abilities, joining In-Line’s large Houston facility with the acquiring company’s plant in Montana and two other facilities in Texas. This year, Brawler added an additional $10 million investment in capacity and capabilities in Houston. The company a... »