Atarfil announces acquisition of Garden City Geotech

February 28, 2018

On Feb. 26, 2018, Atarfil, headquartered in Atarfe (Granada) Spain, announced the acquisition of Garden City Geotech of Heatherton, Victoria, Australia. Atarfil said in a press release, “The complementary nature of the Garden City Geotech acquisition is expected to enable us to raise our strengths by combining solid local expertise

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Presto releases GEOWEB ballast research

February 24, 2018

On Feb. 21, 2018, Presto Geosystems, manufacturer of the HDPE GEOWEB® base stabilization system, released results from rigorous railroad-track research performed to quantify the reinforcement benefit of GEOWEB-confined ballast as compared to unconfined ballast. The company said the research was a cooperative effort under the direction of Ben Leshchinsky, Ph.D.,

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Governor appoints new Caltrans director

February 22, 2018

Laurie Berman. Photograph courtesy of Caltrans On Feb. 20, 2018, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. had appointed Laurie Berman as the new director of Caltrans. The announcement comes as Director Malcolm Dougherty announced his departure from public service to pursue other opportunities in

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COMANCO teams up with Solmax and GSE on electrically conductive-backed geomembrane welding training

February 22, 2018

This is your opportunity to reserve an exhibit space for Geosynthetics 2019. COMANCO Environmental Corp. liner technicians who participated in Solmax and GSE Environmental’s training for extrusion gun and isolation wedge welding of conductive-backed geomembranes. Photography courtesy of COMANCO Environmental Corp. During the first week of February, Florida geosynthetics installer

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Booth reservation opens for Geosynthetics 2019 conference

February 19, 2018

Geosynthetics 2019 has opened exhibit space sales for the conference taking place in Houston, Texas, at the Marriott Marquis, Feb. 10-13, 2019. This event is the premier geosynthetics conference, organized by the Industrial Fabrics Association International. Supported by the Geosynthetic Materials Association and Geosynthetics magazine, it brings together more than

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Owens Corning releases video of RCG deployment for USACE

February 17, 2018

On Feb. 7, 2018, Owens Corning released a video featuring Andy Durham, P.E., the company’s senior geosynthetics engineer based in Granville, Ohio, in a YouTube video on installing the RhinoMat reinforced composite geosynthetic (RCG) at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Full-Scale Levee Breach and Hydraulic Test Facility at

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