Hanes Geo Acquires Terrafix in Geosynthetics Growth Move

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As 2017 opens, the first acquisition announced in the industry is that of Terrafix by Hans Geo Components. The geosynthetics growth move combines the Hanes Companies’ distribution network for geotextile and erosion control products with one of Canada’s leading geosynthetics distributors. Hanes Geo is based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Terrafix is headquartered in Toronto. GEOSYNTHETICS GROWTH... »

Three Companies’ Geosynthetics Combined for CCR Capping Systems

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Geosynthetics are playing an enormous role in updating how coal combustion residuals (CCRs) are managed and stored, both in the near term and for long-term environmental security. INOVA Geosynthetics is now bringing together the engineering insight of three major North American geosynthetics companies to promote CCR capping systems. The Coal Ash Performance Products (CAPP) approach from Pennsylvan... »

An Exemplary GCL Barrier for the City of Barrie

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When the City of Barrie (Ontario) landfill reached capacity, an extensive program was enacted to recycle material from the old cells. Non-recyclable material was then reburied with the additional protection of a multi-layered geosynthetic barrier system. The system utilized an HDPE geomembrane – GCL barrier system. BETTER GCL BARRIER SYSTEMS Terrafix installed the geosynthetic system, which ... »

GCLs Continue to Influence Barrier Designs

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The use of geosynthetic clay liners–GCLs–in engineered barrier systems has broadened substantially. Part of this growth has been fueled by a long record of successful performance. And, as with other geosynthetics, the growth has also been supported by numerous manufacturing and design advances. These have enabled GCLs to be far more application and site-specific today. GCLS & BENTO... »

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... »

VIDEO: Geogrid Strength and Confinement Demonstration

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terrafix® has published a video of a “TBX Biaxial Geogrid Strength and Confinement Demonstration.” It’s a concise, visual demonstration of how and why geogrids are so effective at improving soil stability under load. The demonstration was conducted in a controlled warehouse and utilized a 12,000+ lb telehandler with an axle weight that exceeded 8,000 lb. See it here and view more... »

terrafix® Winter Seminar Series Hits the Road

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The latest newsletter from terrafix® includes news of the company’s educational Winter Seminar Series hitting the road. The company has long sponsored educational seminars, including special sessions with expert speakers from the engineering field and academia joining the their own international in-house experts. This winter, the terrafix® team is making itself available to do special visits... »

Terrafix and Rehill Announce May Seminar

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Terrafix Geosynthetics Inc. has announced the next installment in its long-running series of professional development events. This time, the company is teaming up with Rehill Building Suppliers, an East-Central Ontario company with 130+ years of construction activity behind it. (terrafix® is actually celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, making it one of the oldest geosynthetics-related comp... »

CANADA: Two More Barrier Workshops Announced

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In March, two more "Designing and Constructing Lining Systems" workshops featuring expert insight from Dr. R. Kerry Rowe (and extensive research being carried out at Queen's University) have been announced. Pre-registration is required, as space is limited. Sponsorship from terrafix and Brock White has enabled these sessions to be offered for only a nominal registration fee of $20 per attendee. On... »

Got a Question? Ask an Expert

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Terrafix Geosynthetics has a team of experts readily available to discuss your site challenges and product needs. Got a question about geomembranes? Geogrids? Geotextiles? Soil retention? Stormwater management? Or some other construction and engineering issue? Ask our experts. Learn more here.; »