Fred Chuck Joins HUESKER’s Geosynthetics Team

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North Carolina-based HUESKER, Inc. oversees a broad base of geosynthetics operations in North and Central America. Over the past couple years, the company has invested significantly in new production capabilities, expanded production, and added expert personnel. The expertise level has just bumped up again, thanks to the addition of industry veteran Fred Chuck to HUESKER’s team. Fred Chuck is a li... »

WINFAB Earns GAI-LAP Accreditation

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Willacoochee Industrial Fabrics (WINFAB), a manufacturer of geotextiles and erosion control materials, has earned accreditation from the Geosynthetic Accreditation Institute – Laboratory Accreditation Program (GAI-LAP). The program is highly respected in the international geosynthetics manufacturing and testing fields. George Koerner of the Geosyntietic Institute (GSI) conducted the GAI-LAP audit ... »

INTERVIEW: Polymeric Strap Reinforcement for MSE Walls

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The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting honored the paper “Instrumented MSE Wall Reinforced with Polyester Straps” (Paper #15-0895) with its Best Paper 2015 award from TRB’s Soil Mechanics Section. The work, which was sponsored by TRB committee AFS10 Transportation Earthworks, was co-authored by Yushan Luo, Dov Leshchinsky, Pietro Rimoldi, Giulia Lugli, and Chao Xu... »

Free Expo Passes to Environmental Connection 2015

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Geosynthetica has 25 expo hall passes to give away to Environmental Connection 2015. The event, which is hosted by the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One, will be held 15 – 18 February 2015 in Portland, Oregon. The expo will be held February 17 – 18. The first 25 to register for the expo-only option and use Geosynthetica’s special coupon code (trailblaze)... »

FINAL DAY of Early Reg Rates at Environmental Connection 2015!

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Don’t pay higher rates for Environmental Connection 2015 (15 – 18 February 2015). The early-bird registration deadline is today, Friday, January 9. This rate enables you to receive up to USD $100 off of your full conference pass registration at Environmental Connection 2015 in Portland, Oregon. REGISTER ONLINE Early-bird pricing means: Sunday Full-Days: Member: $299, Non-Member: $349 (... »

IECA Deadlines: Scholarships, Registration Discounts, Hotel Cut-Off

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The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One will hold its annual event, Environmental Connection, 15 – 18 February 2015 in Portland, Oregon. Readers should be aware of a number of key IECA deadlines related to the conference. SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE: January 1 IECA has partnered with various sponsors to help provide financial assistance for industry professionals to attend Environ... »

Full-Scale Evaluation of Erosion and Sediment Control BMPs

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The December 2014 issue of Land and Water Magazine (www.landandwater.com) includes an extensive piece on “Independent, Full-Scale Evaluation of Erosion and Sediment Control BMPs.” Authored by C. Joel Sprague (TRI Environmental), Peter Kemp (Wisconsin DOT), and Katheryn Malusky (AASHTO NTPEP), the article describes the development of full-scale testing in erosion control materials, curr... »

IECA Product Practicum Schedule

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The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One will hold its annual conference and exhibition 15 – 18 February 2015 in Portland, Oregon. At Environmental Connection 2015, seven companies have been selected to present in the product practicum forum. Each presentation will be an hour and offer in-depth looks at cutting-edge environmental technologies. The schedule: Monday, Feb... »

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... »

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... »

NCDOT Updates Geotextile Specifications

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In a letter dated 20 August 2013, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) announced an update to its geotextile Approved Products List (APL). This impacts all geotextiles to be considered under Types 1 – 5 and for Pavement Stabilization in project specifications. “This new checklist is more detailed and coincides with NTPEP’s recent updates to their evaluation process,”... »

Typar Geotextiles Continues 40 Years of Innovation

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27 March 2013 – TYPAR Geosynthetics, one of the world’s largest and leading suppliers of high-performance geotextiles, is proud to announce the latest addition to 40 years of innovation in TYPAR geotextiles: TYPAR C-Class Construction Fabrics. Engineered for use in AASHTO M-288 applications and to provide exceptional strength, uniformity, and durability characteristics, TYPAR C-Class p... »