Environmental Specialties International Acquires Patriot Environmental

Environmental Specialties International (ESI), the largest installer and provider of geosynthetic lining materials in the United States, announces that is has acquired Patriot Environmental of Meeker, Oklahoma.

Founded in 2012, Patriot has quickly grown to become a leading specialty contractor serving Texas and Oklahoma. Operating from offices in Odessa, Texas and Meeker, Oklahoma, Patriot is a leading providers and installers of geosynthetic lining materials to the oil and gas exploration and production industry.

Mark Dillon, ESI's President, said "We are very excited to have the Patriot team join ESI. Patriot's sustained performance and exceptional relationships with customers are what attracted us to them. Patriot's "get 'er done" character, long-term customer relationships, and their highly competent team is a great culture fit for ESI. We look forward to helping Patriot increase the value it provides to the oil and gas industry."

ESI and Patriot are experts in geosynthetic lining and HDPE piping systems. The combination of ESI and Patriot provide the oil and gas industry with unmatched material and installation expertise, an industry focused team to meet the dynamic requirements of the industry, and the necessary resources to serve the entire industry.


FC Geosynthetics Inc. Acquires Texel Geosol

FC Geosynthetics Inc. ("FC Geosynthetics") acquires Texel Geosol ("Texel Geosol") from Lydall, Inc. (NYSE: LDL), through its subsidiary Texel Technical Materials Inc.

FC Geosynthetics, a company specializing in the installation of geosynthetics products for environmental and civil engineering applications, has acquired the assets of Texel Geosol.

The union of the resources of FC Liners and Texel Geosol will allow the establishment of a true leader in the installation of geosynthetics products in the province of Quebec. The acquisition will add significant installation capacity and, in turn, create an opportunity to fuel innovation in a growing market.

"The company is now able to better serve customers in a fragmented market. The geosynthetics products market offers several growth prospects and we firmly believe that FC Geosynthetics' team of highly qualified professionals will be there to meet the needs of the network," commented Francis Cote, Vice-President of FC Geosynthetics.

As a leader, FC Geosynthetics can rely on its preferred suppliers: Texel Technical Materials, Afitex and Solmax. This partnership will propel the company to a higher level and provide customers with the excellence of local geosynthetics products.


GeoGames - A Success

GeoGames 2019 was a success and a lot of fun. This competition was held in Houston, TX, USA on February 12, 2019. GeoGames was made possible thanks to our sponsors, AGRU America, Solmax and Servicios de Ingenieria Geosintetica.


Teams competing in GeoGames getting their final instructions from the judges. Teams represent Hallaton, Comanco and FC Liners.

 For more pictures and information about GeoGames 2019.


GSI Announces Webinars for 2019 

GSI has announced the webinar schedule for 2019. The full schedule can be found on GSI's website.  Each webinar carried 1.5 Professional Development Hours upon completion of the webinar and a 10-question multiple choice test. All webinars are held 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. eastern time USA.

11 September 2019 -- A Brief Overview of Geosynthetics and Their Major Applications

23 October 2019 -- Stability Design of Landfill Cover Soils

13 November 2019 -- Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals (CCRs)

27 November 2019 -- Soil Consolidation using Wick Drains, aka PVDs

GSI / GMA members $200 (USD): Non GSI / GMA members $250 (USD) for each webinar.



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Update IAGI Give Back Program

Philamon Reviewing the KEGO Container

We have exciting news from Colorado and for Onjinyo! Two pond liners and a collection of desks and school supplies have been sent out to Onjinyo, Kenya to help with building a flow through system to irrigate earth gardens.

This will be a more cost-effective solution than aquaponics that will be more easily reproducible and be much more manageable from both an equipment standpoint and a maintenance standpoint. The agriculture style is much more similar to what is already practiced in Kenya, which will allow them to utilize their native knowledge to the fullest in producing their own food.

Philemon’s trip to Colorado was very productive, as we were able to make a solid plan for action moving forward so that we can continue working toward our goal of helping the Kego Orphanage be able to feed itself and become self-sustaining. The earth gardens will also serve as a science lab where the children can learn hands-on lessons about science, and once they start producing food they can also learn first-hand about economics.

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