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... »

JOBS: Solmax Adding Technical Engineer – Sales

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Solmax, an international manufacturer of geomembranes and affiliated containment solutions, has posted a new position for which it is currently accepting resumes: Technical Engineer – Sales. Send resumes to hrcanada@solmax.com. A description of the position is posted below. TECHNICAL ENGINEER – SALES Summary of Responsibilities The Technical Engineer – Sales is the technical expert sup... »

Seattle Seminar: 5 Fundamentals for Land Rehabilitation

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On Wednesday, June 15, Profile Products and ACF West will present a high-quality seminar in Seattle: Five Fundamentals for Successful Land Rehabilitation Projects. Experts in agronomy, erosion control, and application of land rehabilitation materials will present on soil testing, vegetation species selection, erosion control selection, proper installation, and inspection and maintenance. Additiona... »

Drainage and Filtration Engineering at GeoAmericas 2016

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One of the most common needs in infrastructure is proper drainage and filtration engineering. These solutions consolidate soils to accelerate construction windows. They channel liquids into proper retention or detention areas. They guard against soil less and protect waterways. Drainage and filtration engineering impacts landfills, roads, stormwater systems, dams, levees, and many other infrastruc... »

20 Landfill Failures in Next GSI Live Webinar

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On Wednesday, March 9, the Geosynthetic Institute will hold a live webinar on “Behavior and Analysis of 20 Solid Waste Landfill Failures.” The session will begin at 11:30 am (EST) promptly and last for approximately 75 minutes. Question time will be available at the end. Participants may earn 1.5 PDHs, with successful completion of a 10-question multiple choice test. Register online Co... »

Golder Seeks Geosynthetics Laboratory Technician

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Golder Associates has an entry-level Laboratory Technician position open in its Atlanta, Georgia office. Specifically, the position will work in the Materials Testing Laboratory and Geosynthetics Laboratory. The technician will also assist in the Geotechnical Laboratory. Golder is a global, employee-owned organization that provides independent consulting, design, and construction services. Its are... »

Live and On-Demand Professional Development

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As the calendar year winds down, professional development opportunities such as engineering webinars are utilized more. For some, these sessions provide needed PDHs. For others, it is simply the best time of the year for them to take time for the education. In December, multiple live and on-demand sessions are available. Live and pre-recorded webinar-based and online education tools have expanded ... »

HUESKER Responds to Market Growth

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From HUESKER inc. – As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of geosynthetics, agricultural and industrial textiles, HUESKER, Inc. keeps their finger on the pulse of geotextiles and geosynthetics research. Sven Schröer, CEO says, “Market research indicates a projected growth in the Geosynthetics market of over 8.9% by 2017. With the North American geosynthetic demand for geote... »

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... »

Solmax Looks to Add Technical Coordinator

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Solmax, an international manufacturer of geomembranes and affiliated containment solutions, has posted a new position for which it is currently accepting resumes: technical coordinator. Send resumes to RHCanada@solmax.com. A description of the position is posted below. TECHNICAL COORDINATOR – SOLMAX Summary of Responsibilities The Technical Coordinator is the technical expert supporting the ... »

Geomembranes in Mining: the State of Research

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An interview with Dr. Fady Abdelaal, GeoEngineering Centre at Queen’s-RMC, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, by Chris Kelsey The first conference dedicated exclusively to geosynthetics in mining was held in Vancouver, Canada in September 2014. One of the presenters was Dr. Fady Abdelaal, who for the past 6 years has been part of the long-running geosynthetic barrier systems research being led ... »

HUESKER inc. Adds Regional Manager for LA, MS, TX, AR and OK Markets

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – HUESKER inc., an international manufacturer of geosynthetics, is proud to announce the addition of Shandie Gautreaux, to its US-based staff. Gautreaux’s hiring will strengthen the sales presence within the set territory to enhance HUESKER’s extensive product line, develop new business opportunities, grow the branding of HUESKER products, and manage all existing relationships. ... »

NAUE Seeks Sales Engineer for Malaysian and Affiliated Regional Markets

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NAUE, a leading international manufacturer of geosynthetics and engineering services provider, seeks to add a sales engineer to its expanding Malaysia and Southeast Asia operations. The company has a major manufacturing plant in Malaysia. The candidate should have a strong understanding of geotechnical engineering and geosynthetics. As part of a multi-national team at work in diverse markets, the ... »

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... »

Concrete Canvas Seeks Technical Sales (UK) and MENA Business Development Manager

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Concrete Canvas is a rapidly growing, UK-based manufacturing company with an award-winning geotechnical material: Concrete Canvas GCCM. Since 2007 the company has achieved an average year-on-year growth of more than 100%. The company is currently at a very exciting stage in its evolution, growing very rapidly, generating substantial resources and investing heavily. The core technology is still at ... »

Employment: Concrete Canvas Seeks MENA Business Development Manager

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Concrete Canvas is a rapidly growing, UK-based manufacturing company with an award-winning geotechnical material: Concrete Canvas GCCM. Since 2007 the company has achieved an average year-on-year growth of more than 100%. The company is currently seeking a MENA Business Development Manager. Description – MENA Business Development Manager The candidate will be responsible for growing export sales t... »

Employment: Concrete Canvas Seeks Technical Sales Reps (UK)

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Concrete Canvas is a rapidly growing, UK-based manufacturing company with an award-winning geotechnical material: Concrete Canvas GCCM. Since 2007 the company has achieved an average year-on-year growth of more than 100%. The company is currently seeking two technical sales representatives (external) to serve its markets in: Scotland UK South Description – Technical Sales (UK) The candidates will ... »

Layfield Awarded U.S. Distribution Rights for E’GRID Biaxial Geogrids

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SAN DIEGO — Layfield Construction Products, a business unit of Layfield Group Ltd., has been awarded the rights to distribute E’GRID® Biaxial Geogrids in the United States, reinforcing the company’s position as a leading provider of polypropylene geogrids for use in road-building applications. The agreement between NewGrids Ltd. and Layfield Construction Products expands on Layfi... »

New Maccaferri Video Profile

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Maccaferri is one of the world’s largest geosynthetics companies. With operations around the world and a string of acquisitions that have bolstered its presence and range of offerings, the company’s portfolio of geosynthetic and geotechnical materials and projects has advanced greatly. The new corporate video from the company’s international headquarters (Italy-based Officine Mac... »

GEER Response to Washington Landslide

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A team from the Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) Association, supported by the National Science Foundation, is mobilizing to collect information on the effects of a landslide that occurred on March 22, 2014 on a steep slope above the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River adjacent to a rural residential community near Oso, Washington. GEER members and other geotechnical professiona... »

Geo-U Launches with 14 Lectures from Koerner and Peggs

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Live and pre-recorded webinar-based and online education tools have expanded rapidly in engineering circles. The launch of Geo-U (www.geo-u.com) adds to this movement the insight of some of the world’s foremost experts on geosynthetics. Geo-U has debuted with 12 lectures from Dr. Robert Koerner of the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) and two from Dr. Ian D. Peggs (I-CORP INTERNATIONAL). The lectures a... »

German Lugers Win Gold at Geosynthetic-Reinforced Facility

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HUESKER congratulates German lugers on their winning four gold medals in Russia! Fortrac® geogrids were used to reinforce the site of the luge and bobsleigh track in the Russian region of Krasnaya near Sochi. Access roads and grandstands were built on geosynthetic-reinforced soil (GRS) incorporating Fortrac® geogrids. The geogrids were also installed in embankments built to protect against wind an... »

Last Chance to Register for Liner Seminars in Australia

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Time is running out to secure a seat at the one-day liner seminars being held across Australia, January 29 – February 7. Featuring geosynthetics veteran Dr. Ian D. Peggs (I-CORP INTERNTATIONAL) and made possible through major sponsorship from Geofabrics Australasia, this five-city tour will cover design, integrity testing and failure analysis of geomembrane and liner applications. Attendee s... »

Behavior and Analysis of 20 Solid Waste Landfill Failures

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By Robert M. Koerner – The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) holds a monthly webinar, and the February 12 session is sure to interest a great many who work in or whose work intersects with the discipline of geosynthetics. The topic: “Behavior and Analysis of 20 Solid Waste Landfill Failures.” REGISTER ONLINE Date: February 12 Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm EST In comparison to the number of... »