HUESKER Officially Opens New Manufacturing Facility in North Carolina

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In mid-December, HUESKER Inc. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open its state-of-the-art, new manufacturing facility in Shelby, North Carolina. The 150,000 sq. ft. facility was built on the site of the previous plant and represents a tripling of the space. The company also celebrated the 25th anniversary in 2016 for its North America operations. In a release on the new center’s opening... »

Jim Tanner Takes the Reins at Profile

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Jim Tanner is no stranger to the inner workings and business development success of Profile Products LLC. He has spent 18 years at the company, being part of its exceptional growth in providing in soil, water, and vegetation management solutions.  The company has announced that Jim Tanner has been named President. In his new role, he will also continue to serve at the company’s Chief Operating Off... »

Organizational Changes for GSE Environmental in the Americas

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Mark Harris and Steve Eckhart, both of whom are veterans of GSE Environmental, will take on new roles with the company. The company announced these key position organizational changes in a July 12 release. Effective immediately, Mark Harris has been promoted to Vice President of Sales, Americas. He has nearly 30 years of sales and marketing experience, including 23 years with GSE. Most recently, h... »

INTERVIEW: Sven Schröer on Growth in Geosynthetics

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By Chris Kelsey – This is Part 2 of 2 of a profile. Part 1, based on an interview with HUESKER North America’s first president, Tom Collins, looks at the founding of the North and Central American operations. Part 2 is an interview with current HUESKER North and Central America CEO Sven Schröer. The discussion focuses on the current wave of growth with the company, which is celebrating its 25th an... »

Tom Collins Reflects on HUESKER’s First 25 Years

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By Chris Kelsey – This is Part 1 of 2 of a profile. Part 1, based on an interview with HUESKER North America’s first president, Tom Collins, looks at the founding of the North and Central American operations. Part 2, an interview with current CEO Sven Schröer, focuses on the current wave of growth with the company, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. This two-part story is also part o... »

Kuhn to Lead TRI Geotechnical / Interaction Division

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TRI Environmental, Inc. (TRI) has announced the expansion of Jeffery Kuhn’s role. Effective May 23, Jeffrey Kuhn, Ph.D., P.E. will be the new Director of the TRI Geotechnical / Interaction Division, which provides interface friction testing, a wide variety of soils and rock testing services, and interaction tests, including pull-out, direct shear and large-scale connection testing. Dr. Kuhn ... »

In Memoriam: Rafael Rocha

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The geosynthetics field has lost one of its champions in the Americas. On April 8, consulting engineer and educator Rafael Rocha passed away. Rocha was a constant fixture at geosynthetics events in North America and an avid supporter of technology transfer and the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). For more than 20 years, he worked hard to improve the availability of training seminars thro... »

HUESKER Celebrates 25 Years in the Americas

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The geosynthetics field really took off in the 1990s, and one company that was part of that swift growth was HUESKER, Inc. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based company now celebrates 25 years of manufacturing and engineering in North and Central America. The company’s main markets have been in geosynthetics and agricultural and industrial textiles. The company recently moved into a new headquarters... »

New Headquarters for HUESKER North and Central America

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On March 11, HUESKER will move its North American and Central American operations into a brand new headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. The new physical address will be: 3701 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 525 Charlotte, NC  28273 The mailing address will remain the same: P.O. Box 411529 Charlotte, NC  28241 The move is part of a steady expansion of the company in the Americas, growth which com... »

Owens Corning to Acquire Interwrap

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InterWrap, an international manufacturer of geosynthetics and related waterproofing materials, has agreed to an acquisition offer from Owens Corning (NYSE: OC). Both companies have a strong history of material conversion, with synthetics and composites, and a broad presence in construction, commercial and residential development, industrial markets. The US $450 million deal is expected to be compl... »

New Sales Structure for Propex GeoSolutions

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Propex GeoSolutions has announced a dual-function sales structure with a market-focused, efficiency approach. Two distinct teams have been create, with one dedicated to a Geotextile sales line and the other to Erosion Control and Specialty Solutions. Ray Bruno, National Sales Leader, has been named the lead of the Geotextile Team. Their product markets will include the Propex GeoSolutions lines wo... »

RELEASE: Burke Industries Announces Strategic Partners for CSPE Geomembranes

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8 September 2015 – Burke Industries, a global leader in CSPE geomembranes, announces exclusive, strategic partnerships with Colorado Lining International, Inc. (CLI) and Layfield Environmental Systems Corp (Layfield). Going forward, distribution and fabrication of all Burke CSPE geomembrane products and systems will be managed by these two companies in the United States and Canada. The agreement d... »

Solmax Names Jean-Louis Vangeluwe New CEO

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International geosynthetics manufacturer Solmax has announced the appointment of company veteran Mr. Jean-Louis Vangeluwe as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Vangeluwe has spent nearly two full decades with the company. He will serve as CEO for Solmax International (headquartered in Montreal, Québec, Canada) and Solmax International Asia-Pacific (headquartered in Malaysia). Mr. Vangeluwe, MBA,... »

HUESKER Expanding Manufacturing Facility in North Carolina

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Global geosynthetics manufacturer HUESKER is embarking on a significant expansion in Shelby, North Carolina. The current 50,000 sq. ft. facility will be enlarged to 150,000 sq. ft. for manufacturing, warehousing, and office space. Two markets that will certainly benefit from the expansion of manufacturing capacity will be agriculture and industrial. HUESKER has seen steady growth in its portfolio ... »

Geofabrics Australasia Acquires Maccaferri Australia and NZ

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Geofabrics Australasia has enjoyed a successful partnership with Maccaferri Australia Pty Ltd and Maccaferri New Zealand Ltd. Since 2002, Geofabrics has been the majority shareholder of these enterprises. Now, the companies are growing even closer. Gefabrics has acquired 100% of the shares. The companies have worked very well together across the broad Oceania marketplace, building business in mini... »

Raven Industries Announces Acquisition of Integra Plastics, Inc.

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Sioux Falls, SD (November 3, 2014) — Raven Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAVN) announced today that its Engineered Films Division (EFD) has acquired Integra Plastics, Inc., for approximately $48 million in cash and stock. Headquartered in Madison, SD, privately held Integra specializes in the manufacture and conversion of high-quality plastic film and sheeting. With 12-month sales of more than $35 mil... »

GSE Environmental Emerges from Chapter 11 a Stronger Global Company

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HOUSTON — 11 August 2014 — GSE Environmental, Inc. (“GSE”), the leading global manufacturer and marketer of geosynthetic lining solutions, announced that it has formally emerged from the Chapter 11 process as a stronger global company well-positioned to accelerate growth and continue to meet the evolving needs of its customers. The company’s Plan of Reorganization was approved by... »

GSE Environmental Plan Confirmed, Chapter 11 Ending Shortly

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HOUSTON — GSE Environmental, Inc. (“GSE”) (OTCQB: GSEHQ), the leading global manufacturer and marketer of geosynthetic lining solutions, announced that it has received confirmation of its Plan of Reorganization from the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, which has been overseeing the Company’s Chapter 11 proceedings following its voluntary filing on May 4, 2014. The Plan re... »

Tensar Corporation Acquired by Castle Harlan

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ATLANTA – Tensar Corporation, the global leader in geosynthetic site development technology, announced today that it has been acquired by Castle Harlan, Inc., a New York-based middlemarket private equity firm. “By inventing and bringing to market superior cost and technically performing soil and pavement stabilization solutions, Tensar Corporation, through its Tensar International Corporatio... »

Raven Industries to Announced Fiscal 2015 1Q Results

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Sioux Falls, S.D. — Raven Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAVN) today said that it will release its 2015 first-quarter results pre-market on Wednesday May 21, 2014. Following the release, the company will host a conference call for investors and analysts on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. Central Time. To join the conference call, dial: 1-866-393-0676. Alternatively, you may access the live call t... »

GSE Reaches Consensual Agreement with Lenders

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HOUSTON — (May 5, 2014) — GSE Environmental, Inc., (“GSE” or the “Company”) (OTCQB: GSEH), a leading manufacturer and marketer of geosynthetic lining solutions, announced today an agreement with its lenders to restructure its balance sheet by converting all of its outstanding first lien debt to equity, leaving the Company well-positioned for long-term growth and profitability. In order to implemen... »

GSE Environmental Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

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On Sunday, GSE Environmental filed paperwork for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in North America. The news was first reported by Reuters. The voluntary petition was made in United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware and follows a tumultuous 2014 in which the company abruptly needed to seek new financing and lost its listing on the New York Stock Exchange. UPDATE: GSE REACHES CON... »

EC Waste Acquires WM’s Puerto Rico Operations

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NEW YORK and SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A new ownership team led by Post Capital Partners and 30-year waste management industry veteran Randy Jensen has acquired the solid waste operations of Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) in Puerto Rico. Waste Management will remain an investor in the new company, which is called EC Waste. The transaction also includes landfill and haulin... »

GSE Signs Global Distribution Deal with TENAX

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Houston, TX – GSE Environmental (www.gseworld.com), the leading manufacturer of containment and drainage solutions, is excited to announce that it has signed a global distribution agreement with TENAX, the leading producer of reinforcement and stabilization products. Under this agreement, GSE has the exclusive right to distribute, on a global scale, TENAX geogrids used in mining and environm... »

Carlisle Exits “Solar Landfill” Markets

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Carlisle Energy Services, which has spearheaded solar energy-generating exposed covers on landfill cells in the United States, announced in an August 30 letter to clients and industry partners that it was stepping out of the solar landfill market. The technology, which Carlisle Energy Services had promoted with Republic Services, has garnered very favorable coverage and generated interest among la... »