Gerald Verbeek - New Chair of DFI's Testing and Evaluation Committee
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DFI Announces New Testing and Evaluation Committee Chair

Gerald Verbeek - New Chair of DFI's Testing and Evaluation CommitteeHawthorne, NJ (February 11, 2015): Gerald Verbeek, of Verbeek Management Services (VMS), has accepted the position of chair of DFI’s Testing and Evaluation Committee. Verbeek succeeds outgoing chair, Don Robertson of Applied Foundation Testing, who led the committee since 2013.

In 2004, after 20 years in the oil and gas industry, Verbeek started VMS, a management consulting business. One of the firm’s activities is helping European companies with their business in North America. Another area of concentration is providing detailed recommendations regarding geotechnical equipment and practices, especially in the area of foundation testing and (seismic) cone penetration testing (SCPT).

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NCFI Polyurethanes
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NCFI Polyurethanes Rolls Up Family of Branded Websites Into Single Online Community: www.ncfi.com

NCFI PolyurethanesMOUNT AIRY, NC—NCFI Polyurethanes officially launched its new online informative and educational content presence today: www.NCFI.com. The new website replaces the former corporate site, and eight former brand-specific sites.

“We found we need to roll everything up under the NCFI umbrella,” says Chip Holton, President of NCFI. “We turned fifty last year, and our name is well-known and trusted for experience producing the highest quality American engineered and manufactured products. We wanted our web presence to reflect that, and help our customers around the world get what they need quickly and with ease.”

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Chip Holton, President of NCFI Polyurethanes
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Chip Holton Named NCFI Polyurethanes President

Chip Holton, President of NCFI Polyurethanes Former Dir. of Ops Says “Shift” New Word for 2015 and Beyond

MOUNT AIRY, NC—NCFI Polyurethanes, and its parent company, Barnhardt Manufacturing Co. (BMC), today announced the Board of Directors has named Chip Holton as the company’s president effective January 1, 2015. Holton joined NCFI as Dir. of Operations in 2012, and brings with him an extensive, and impressive operational leadership background.

Holton, 50, holds an engineering degree from The United States Military Academy at West Point and is a former serving US Army infantry officer. His work career began with Alcatel (now Alcatel-Lucent) fiber optics division where he served in multiple capacities from line supervisor to plant manager in Claremont, NC. Holton joined GE Plastics in 2003, where he served as Southeast Region Operations Manager, overseeing logistics, distribution, and manufacturing for up to 13 facilities. Most recently Holton served as Vice President of US Operations for Swiss company, Jacob Holm Industries, one of the world’s leading nonwoven roll good manufacturers. It was at Jacob Holm where he met the Barnhardt family.

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Frank Rausche of GRL Engineers, DFI's 2015 Osterberg Memorial Lecturer
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DFI Announces 2015 Osterberg Memorial Lecturer

Frank Rausche of GRL Engineers, DFI's 2015 Osterberg Memorial Lecturer

November 28, 2014, Hawthorne NJ: Frank Rausche, Ph.D., P.E., of GRL Engineers, Inc., has been selected as the DFI 2015 Osterberg Lecturer. The lecture will take place on Thursday, March 19, 2015, 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m., during the International Foundations Congress and Equipment Expo (IFCEE) at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas.

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Dataforensics and Keynetix Announce Major Partnership
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Dataforensics and Keynetix Announce Major Partnership

Dataforensics and Keynetix Forge Partner Alliance to Revolutionize Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Data Management

Dataforensics and Keynetix Announce Major Partnership

Norcross, Georgia, December 2014 – Dataforensics and Keynetix announce a partnership that teams the strengths of each company to revolutionize geotechnical data collection and data management within the United States and Canada. Dataforensics is developing a specialized configuration of HoleBASE SI for the North American market, which when combined with pLog Tablet, provides greater alternatives for managing geotechnical data for users of pLog Tablet, which already integrates with gINT and LogPlot.

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pLog Tablet by Dataforensics
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Dataforensics Announces Major Update to pLog Tablet

pLog Tablet by DataforensicsDataforensics, developer of geotechnical and geoenvironmental data management solutions, announces that a major update for pLog Tablet is now available for immediate download from the Google Play store.

This latest update of pLog Tablet enhances usability by adding the following features:

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S. Scot Litke - Winner of DFI's Distinguished Service Award
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Scot Litke Named 2014 DFI Distinguished Service Award Recipient

S. Scot Litke - Winner of DFI's Distinguished Service AwardHawthorne, NJ (August 21, 2014): S. Scot Litke, D.GE (Hon.) is the recipient of DFI’s highest award to an individual, the Distinguished Service Award. He is the 34th recipient of the award, honoring individuals chosen by their peers for exceptionally valuable contributions to the advancement of the deep foundations industry. The award will be presented on October 23, 2014, during DFI’s 39th Annual Conference in Atlanta.

Since 1982, Litke has been the editor of the ADSC’s (International Association of Foundation Drilling) Foundation Drilling magazine. He also held the position of Executive Director of the ADSC from 1982 to 2009. During this time, Litke managed over 25 drilled foundation and anchored earth retention research projects funded by the ADSC and FHWA. Litke was inducted into ADSC’s Hall of Fame in 2012.

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Hayward Baker is performing stone column work at two main sites for the Kansas Department of Transportation’s K-10 South Lawrence Trafficway project in Lawrence, Kan., with over 6,800 thirty-six-inch diameter stone columns to depths up to 62 feet.
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Hayward Baker Breaks Ground on Recently Awarded K-10 South Lawrence Trafficway Ground Improvement Project in Lawrence, Kansas

Hayward Baker is performing stone column work at two main sites for the Kansas Department of Transportation’s K-10 South Lawrence Trafficway project in Lawrence, Kan., with over 6,800 thirty-six-inch diameter stone columns to depths up to 62 feet.Hayward Baker (HB) recently began work on a $9.1 million ground improvement contract for the K-10 South Lawrence Trafficway (SLT) Project located in Lawrence, Kan. as a subcontractor to Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. The project provides a significantly improved transportation infrastructure for the state, making it a top priority for the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).

Current construction will complete the southern K-10 bypass from its intersection with US 59 to the existing K-10 east of Lawrence. Construction affects 58 acres of wetlands. However, mitigation agreements between KDOT, local government agencies, and the public will create and restore 317 acres of wetlands as well as restore, preserve, and create over 50 acres of habitats.

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