Erosion Control Technology Council Marks 25 Years

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In a November 15 release, the Erosion Control Technology Council has marked its 25 years of industry collaboration towards better erosion and sediment control practices. “Through leadership, standardization and educational efforts,” the organization writes, “the Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) has had a positive influence on the industry since being established by a small group of people... »

ECTC Revises the Rolled Erosion Control Products Specification

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The Erosion Control Technology Council provides a voice for the large field of professionals who focus on engineering solutions to control soil loss and assist with vegetation establishment.  One of the effective tools ECTC has developed is a Rolled Erosion Control Products specification. The organization announced in late August that its members have revised the RECP spec. The Rolled Erosion Cont... »

ECTC Updates Charts for Temporary RECPs

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The Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) has published revised charts for Temporary Rolled Erosion Control Products (RECPs). The documentation identifies product characteristics, such as material thickness, tensile strength, ground coverage, material mass, and maximum slope steepness in installation. “These charts are the result of consensus amongst leading manufacturers of RECPs in the indus... »

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... »

George Koerner to Speak at Two Terrafix Seminars

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The annual terrafix® Winter Seminar Series delivers updated engineering and geosynthetic product information in a concise, free-to-attend seminar in multiple cities across Canada. This year’s program involves substantial updates, following significant changes in the market, standards, construction techniques, and other aspects that impact how to properly design with, specify, and use geosynt... »

Terrafix Winter Seminar Series 2015 – 2016

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terrafix® has made substantial updates to the engineering information in its annual Winter Seminar Series, making this year’s offerings more important even for those who have attended previously. Much is changing in the field, and the company has responded with welcomed state-of-practice updates for participants. The company has long sponsored educational seminars, including special sessions... »

Geotechnical Engineering Conference Tours DDRF

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The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) hosted the 46th Annual Southeastern Transportation Geotechnical Engineering Conference (STGEC) 19 – 23 October 2015 in Greenville. Among the highlights of the event was a field trip to the Denver Downs Research Facility (DDRF) in Anderson, South Carolina, where attendees saw up-close how geosynthetics, plastic pipe, and erosion and sediment c... »

An Easy Transition for Profile Products after Acquisition

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In May it was announced that Profile Products LLC, with its well-known and substantial portfolio of soil improvement, water quality, and vegetation management products, had been acquired by Platte River Equity. The growth-oriented move has gone forth without any interruptions to Profile’s business. Its management team remains intact, as does its 200+ person team. Profile various facilities in Illi... »

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 ... »

ECTC Board of Directors Announced for 2015 – 2016

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The Erosion Control Technology Council has announced the results of its recent election, which determined the 2015 – 2016 term ECTC Board of Directors. Diane Hitt (East Coast Erosion Blankets, LLC) was elected Chairman. For Hitt, it marks another significant milestone in just the past 12 months. She was honored in early 2014 with a Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering, and... »