Top Stories - February 21, 2014
- Best Urban BMP In The Bay Award Contest
The Chesapeake Stormwater Network is accepting submissions for their BUBBA contest, with an opportunity to win $5,000!
- Tensar Opens A State Of The Art Geogrid Facility in Russia
Tensar International is pleased to announce the opening of a new geogrid manufacturing facility in St. Petersburg, Russia.
- Last Call For The MECA 2014 Annual Erosion Control & Stormwater Management Conference
MECA will be holding their annual Erosion Control & Stormwater Management Conference March 4-6, in Prior Lake, Minnesota.
- ADS Adds North Dakota Stocking Distribution Yard
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. has announced the opening of a new distribution yard in Wahpeton, North Dakota.
Best Urban BMP In The Bay Award Contest
The Chesapeake Stormwater Network is currently accepting submissions to be considered for The Best Urban BMP in the Bay Award contest (BUBBA), which is to recognize the best urban BMPs that have been installed in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. In the Bay watershed, LID practices are more commonly employed as a result of stringent stormwater management regulations and the recently implemented Bay TMDL. Commonly, local implementers tend to lead the way in trying new and innovative approaches to dealing with difficult stormwater problems.
The deadline for submissions is February 28th, so hurry and get your project submitted at www.chesapeakestormwater.net/the-bubbas. The grand prize winner will receive $5,000!
The goal of the BUBBAs is three-fold:
- Recognize innovators in the field who are using new and innovative techniques for facing the challenges of stormwater management;
- Provide an avenue for disseminating these techniques to other communities who could benefit from the lessons learned and innovative approaches; and
- Engage CSN’s nearly 4,000 member network of stormwater professionals throughout the Bay watershed to promote interactivity among the members.
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Tensar Opens A State Of The Art Geogrid Facility in Russia
The Princess Royal was welcomed by a delegation including the Governor of Saint Petersburg, Georgy Poltavchenko and Tensar Corporation’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Don Meltzer, and embarked on a tour of the facility before unveiling a plaque.
The new plant will better service growing demand, locally manufacturing Tensar’s range of geogrids, including the patented TriAx® Geogrids used to stabilize road construction over soft soils and optimize pavement design for roads, ports and airfields. Tensar’s innovative products and expertise have proved popular with civil engineers in Russia and Central Asia for over 15 years. Large quantities of Tensar’s geogrid products were used to construct roads over difficult ground in preparation for the Sochi Olympics.
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Last Call For The MECA 2014 Annual Erosion Control & Stormwater Management Conference
The trade show is open each day of the conference. The MECA Trade Show is the largest of it's kind in the Midwest. This trade show gives you the opportunity to see new products and services and learn from the experts. The conference schedule also provides many opportunities for networking with your peers.
There is still time to register for this great event at www.mnerosion.org! There, you can find the complete conference schedule as well as registration forms.
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ADS Adds North Dakota Stocking Distribution Yard
“This is a full-service stocking yard that has a strong reputation for fulfilling the needs for agricultural drainage pipe in this area," stated Mike Hagen, Midwest Regional Sales Manager for ADS. "Demand continues to grow in the upper Midwest for ADS agricultural pipe products such as Heavy Duty single wall pipe maxi-coils, N-12® corrugated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe, Water Control Structures and ADS HP Lift Stations."
"Field drainage is proven to increase crop yields," Hagen continued. "In fact, research shows a 25% increase in corn and soybean production.”
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