Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner visits Elastec’s Fairfield facility

December 21, 2017

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (left) visits Elastec plant. Photograph courtesy of Elastec. On Dec. 19, 2017, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner visited with the employees of Elastec’s Fairfield (Ill.) oil containment boom facility on a recent tour of southern Illinois manufacturing businesses, Elastec said in a press release. He was greeted

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Solmax acquires GSE Environmental

December 20, 2017

Groupe Solmax, a Canadian-based company and an industry leader in the production of high-quality polyethylene geomembranes for industrial and environmental applications has acquired GSE Environmental based in Houston, Texas, from Littlejohn & Co. LLC, as well as certain funds and accounts managed by Strategic Value Partners LLC, both of which

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Global Synthetics’ Bentofix GCL safeguards Australian bay

December 20, 2017

Preparation to line the wastewater treatment pond at Broome, Australia. Photograph courtesy of Global Geosynthetics Situated on the southern coastline of the Broome Peninsula in Western Australia, the southern wastewater facility of Water Corporation, which supplies water, wastewater and drainage services in Western Australia, has been under the spotlight in

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Competence and vision: Knuffinke retiring from NAUE

December 20, 2017

Thomas Knuffinke. Photograph courtesy of NAUE GmbH & Co. KG After nearly 27 years, Thomas Knuffinke is retiring from the senior management team of NAUE GmbH & Co. KG at the end of this year. NAUE News reported the retirement of senior manager Thomas Knuffinke in their December 2017 issue.

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TenCate sand mattress video at Waikiki released

December 20, 2017

On Dec. 17, 2017, HawaiiNewsNow released a video news report on the installation of a TenCate Geosynthetics sand mattress for erosion control on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii. Honolulu mayor Kirk Caldwell told reporter Jobeth Devera of HawaiiNewsNow, “The goal here is to see if it works and if It

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2018 GeoEdmonton abstracts due Dec. 31, 2017

December 19, 2017

Abstracts of up to 300 words for presenters are due by Dec. 31, 2017, for GeoEdmonton 2018, which will take place Sept. 23–26, 2018, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. All abstracts and papers must be submitted online via the Abstract Submission feature on the GeoEdmonton 2018 website. The Geotechnical Society of

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IGS Awards deadline Jan. 31, 2018

December 15, 2017

Have you considered submitting a nomination for a 2018 IGS Award as a way of recognizing success and excellence? The IGS Awards will be presented in 2018 to individuals or groups of individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the development and use of geotextiles, geomembranes, related products, or

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