Erosion Control App Calculates Engineering Data from Job Site Photos

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Erosion and sediment control professionals can now use the high-quality lens technology in their iPhone and Android-based mobile devices to determine slopes and evaluate erosion control needs. ECDesigner™2.0 was developed by East Coast Erosion Control as a substantial enhancement of its original web-based engineering calculator and product recommendation tool. The mobile interface of this erosion ... »

Geosynthetics Apps for iPhone and Android Smartphones

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Updated March 24: We’ve added a seventh geosynthetics app, the EPI Geomembrane Product Locator, which was released in March 2017 after this article had already been compiled. Smartphones are ubiquitous, as we all know; but they are also indispensible for information-intensive fields like civil and geotechnical engineering. A massive amount of communication takes place between sharing quotes ... »

East Coast Erosion Control Looks West in New Partnership

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Erosion and sediment control materials manufacturer East Coast Erosion Blankets, LLC (dba East Coast Erosion Control) is partnering with Valley Erosion Supply. The new venture gives the privately held, Pennsylvania-based company a manufacturing and distribution site in Montana for even more efficient service to markets in the Midwest and Western United States. “We are thrilled to partner wit... »

Geosynthetic Design Software and Calculator Tools

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It’s no revelation that civil, environmental, and geotechnical engineering designs require a significant amount of calculation. The most advanced calculations, supported by due diligence and experience, can never be replaced by freeware and proprietary tools; but on the project selection and record-keeping side, a number of companies offer highly useful geosynthetic design software and calcu... »

3 IECA Opportunities, 3 Deadlines

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The International Erosion Control Association (IECA Region One) rarely enjoys a quiet moment. The organization is very active in education, event management, and general promotion of expert and issues influencing the field. As we head towards the center of the year, three IECA opportunities stand out. ** 1. Environmental Connection 2016 Abstracts Due May 29 The annual Environmental Connection is t... »

East Coast Erosion Control Announces Ownership Transition

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East Coast Erosion Blankets, LLC (dba East Coast Erosion Control) has grown substantially in recent years, earned multiple business honors and awards, and appointed a new president (long-time employee Diane M. Hitt). This week, the company another major change: the departure of former Managing Partner Rickey Geissler. Geissler had been with the company since its inception, and in stepping away he ... »

JOBS: Technical Services Manager, Erosion Control

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An industry leading manufacturer of rolled erosion control products is seeking a dynamic, high-energy and results-driven technical services manager who is looking for a position with a continually growing company. The successful candidate must possess effective time management and organization skills, have a strong sense of customer service, confidently convey technical information through oral an... »

EMPLOYMENT: East Coast Erosion Control Seeks Technical Services Manager

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BERNVILLE, Pa. – East Coast Erosion Blankets, LLC, dba East Coast Erosion Control, a privately held erosion control product manufacturing company, has an immediate employment opening for a Technical Services Manager. Competitive wages and benefits are offered. Position duties include: Provide product use expertise for distributors, end users, and customer service colleagues Maintain a working know... »

Hitt Named President of East Coast Erosion Control

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BERNVILLE, Pa. – 8 August 2014 – East Coast Erosion Blankets, LLC, dba East Coast Erosion Control, a privately held erosion control product manufacturing company, announced today that Diane M. Hitt has been named President of East Coast Erosion Control, effective immediately. Ms. Hitt has served as the company’s General Manager for more than 10 years. She has been with the company since its ... »

STEP Awards Honor Diane Hitt for Excellence in Manufacturing

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7 March 2014 – The Manufacturing Institute has awarded Diane Hitt, General Manager of East Coast Erosion Control (www.eastcoasterosion.com), with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Award. The STEP Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry, from the factory... »

STEP Award Nominee: East Coast Erosion Control’s Hitt

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Diane Hitt, General Manager of East Coast Erosion Control, has a lot to smile about these days. The company, based in Bernville, Pennsylvania, has developed steadily in recent years, adding wider product rolls, new products (e.g., the T-RECS turf reinforcement mat), and international exhibition presence. It has also played a strong, beneficial role in environmental protection for Pennsylvania’s bu... »

East Coast Erosion Blankets Earns Top 50 Status

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Bernville, PA – 27 March 2013 – East Coast Erosions Blankets, LLC, dba East Coast Erosion Control, was chosen to receive the special recognition of “Top 50 Privately Held Businesses” in the August 2012 issue of Lehigh Valley Business Journal. The award highlights the company’s commitment to outstanding product quality and a level of heartfelt customer service that is unmatched in... »

East Coast Sponsors Major Session at EC12

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On February 27, durin the International Erosion Control Association's (IECA) Environmnental Connection 2012 (EC12), East Coast Erosion Control is sponsoring the General Session and Awards Ceremony. One of the highlights of the session, and of the conference itself, will be the keynote address by Greg Schaner, an Attorney Adviser for the U.S. EPA Office of Wastewater Management. Schaner will discus... »

Pennsylvania State Senator Judy Schwank Visits East Coast Erosion Control

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Recently, Pennsylvania State Senator Judy Schwank visited East Coast Erosion Control in Bernville, Pennsylvania to learn about the company's business and the products that provide erosion and sediment control. Pennsylvania possesses both one of the United States' most highly sought energy potential as well as a legacy of environmental struggle due to mismanaged mining and resource extraction contr... »

East Coast Erosion Blankets Rapid Degradable Product Stabilizes Cut and Slopes at New Walmart Store

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The site chosen for a new Walmart location was a difficult north-facing site on the side of a steep forest/meadow area along State Route 443 in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. The project involved cutting into a steep slope and moving 550,000 cubic yards of soil to create the new store pad, parking area, and access driveway. The cut and fill operation resulted in terraced 2:1 (H:V) slopes above the s... »