Titan’s TE Geogrids and Reinforcement Growth Continues

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The geosynthetics industry’s global growth has drawn the interest of an increasing number of market research organizations. Reporte’s latest analysis of the world geogrid market, Global Geogrids Market 2018, included a competitive analysis of 31 international companies. Canada-headquartered Titan Environmental Containment, which has been growing wildly in the past five years across many sectors an... »

Mine Haul Roads on Composite Geogrids in Northern Ontario

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Mines depend on consistent access for site safety, operational efficiency, and profitability. Delays in access can quickly cost active mines millions of dollars in lost production, and that can determine the fate of a site’s continued operation. In Northern Ontario, mine haul roads on composite geogrids have proven to be a highly effective strategy to keep mines running. MINE HAUL ROADS – GEOTECHN... »

Concrete Reinforcement Geogrid Excels in Calgary Project

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The City of Calgary wanted to reduce construction and maintenance costs of concrete pedestrian sidewalks. The traditional approach used by the city was to use thick, unreinforced concrete slabs. Yearly rehabilitation work was required to repair major cracking of the slabs shortly after installation. Project planners looked for a reinforcement system that would not be susceptible to corrosion and t... »

New Ownership, Location, and Key Hire for Titan Environmental

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In its 2017 year-end newsletter, Titan Environmental hinted at some positive changes coming to the company. More details are emerging, and they include an announcement of new ownership. Company co-founders Brett Burkard and Kelly Sitarz are still involved, certainly; but they have now welcomed the addition of Juice Lambert (VP of Sales) and Derek Bishop (Chief Financial Officer) to Titan’s ownersh... »

Titan Times 2017 – Radioactive Waste, New Geogrids, and More

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In its Titan Times 2017 Year in Review newsletter, Titan Environmental Containment offers plenty to celebrate and a lot to look forward to. The company shares notes on key projects, revisits some product innovations and product line expansions, recognizes a key employee’s retirement, and more. These updates give glimpses not just at a single company but at some of the larger trends in the field. D... »

Titan Environmental USA Opens Houston Office

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After a string of product development and research updates, Titan Environmental has announced a new Texas-based office for its US division. Titan Environmental USA has established an office in the Brittmoore Tanner Office Park in Houston. The company reports that industry veterans Robert West and Sonja Wilkerson will head up the location’s sales and administration. Both West and Wilkerson previous... »

Tack Film Improves Bond between Fiberglass Geogrid and Asphalt

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Last year, Titan Environmental released two fiberglass geogrid products, TE-FGP and TE-FGC, which is a geogrid-geotextile composite. The products were engineered with a  polymer coating to endure higher temperatures (up to 900° F) and with very low shrinkage potential, thus keeping asphaltic systems rigid. Now, the company has released the next phase in its geogrid development: a polymer-coated fi... »

Celebrating 10 Years and Looking More Like a Titan Each Day

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As Titan Environmental Containment celebrates its 10th anniversary, Geosynthetica’s editor caught up with Brett Burkard, co-founder and CEO. The interview and story are part of an ongoing project from Geosynthetica to profile geosynthetics industry companies, technologies, and historical developments. – Chris Kelsey, Editor ** Brett Burkard, founder and part owner of Titan Environmenta... »

Steve Weiterman Joins Titan Environmental USA

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Another growth announcement from Titan: the company has added Steve Weiterman as Project Manager, Specialty Applications for Titan Environmental USA LLC. He brings more than 16 years of experience in geosynthetics to his role. “Titan USA is extremely pleased to have such a qualified leader with exceptional product and system knowledge,” the company wrote in a July 5 release. “Steve is a very valua... »

Reinforcing a Coke Landfill Barrier System

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By Jimmy Thomas and Sam Bhat – Upgrading bitumen from oil sands operations can produce a coke byproduct. In the case described here, it was a predominantly carbonaceous granular material which required environmentally sound disposal in a lined facility. It was known that the coke landfill needed an impervious geosynthetic barrier and a leachate collection system at the base; but deeper investigati... »

Geodesic Domes, Geosynthetics, and a New Partnership

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In addition to its large geosynthetics supply and installation business, Titan Environmental Containment has a well-established construction side. The company’s construction experience led it to build one of Canada’s largest aluminum geodesic domes. The company’s construction work has often been in regards to large tanks, such as for agricultural applications or bulk liquid storage. In Alber... »

The Growing US Market of Titan Environmental

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Company newsletters can be excellent sources not just for tracking current projects and technology updates but for gauging how various regional markets are developing. The Titan Times, published by Titan Environmental Containment, is providing that sort of look with its November 2015 edition. It also shows how the company’s international development includes a fast-growing US market presence... »

Capping the Farley Mine

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Mining is a vital activity for modern life. The metals, minerals, and other raw materials extracted enable the production and success of many (if not most) of the goods each of us utilizes directly and indirectly on a daily basis for communication, transportation, food production, safety, etc. But the legacy of mining, particularly for mines that were initiated before the advent of today’s contain... »