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Civil | TENCATE GEOSYNTHETICS AMERICAS
TenCate Geosynthetics serves a
broad customer base that includes
engineers and contractors.
TENCATE GEOSYNTHETICS' PRODUCTS CAN REDUCE THE NEED FOR ROAD REPAIRS. BY ALAN DORICH
n the American Society of Civil Engineers' 2017 Infrastructure Report Card,
America's roads received a "D" rating for
their poor condition. But TenCate Geosynthetics Americas can help improve our
roads, Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Todd Anderson says.
Thanks to its products, "You can make
a road last longer for the same amount of
money or make a road cost less and have a
similar lifespan, and, sometimes, you can
do offer both lower cost and longer life,"
Anderson says, noting that its geosynthetics
can add many years to the life of a road.
"When you lessen the repairs, you get more
use of the road."
Based in Pendergrass, Ga., TenCate Geosynthetics provides woven and non-woven
geotextiles, geogrids, geotextile tubs, prefab-
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ricated vertical grains and composite textiles
to customers across the Americas. "We have
relationships as far north as Alaska and as far
south as Argentina," he describes.
TenCate Geosynthetics serves a broad
customer base that ranges from the engineers designing roads to contractors trying
to provide more value to owners, Anderson
says. "It may be the owners themselves that
say, 'We understand the benefit and want
to have our parking lots incorporate this
technology,'" he says.
The company supports its clients with a
network of salespeople and engineers who
can answer questions about the benefits
of its products, including reducing the
amount of material used. For example, a
traditional roadway design may call for 24
inches of stone.
"[But if] you incorporated a geosynthetic in there, you might only need 14
inches to get the same performance," he
says, noting that this provides significant
savings. "By saving 10 inches of stone, [you
TenCate Geosyn etics Americas
* Headquarters: Pendergrass, Ga.
* Employees: More an 1,000 globally
* Specia y: Geosyn etics and
"There's a lot at can be done
in is young industry."
- Todd Anderson, vice president of ales and marketing