National Driller magazine had a nice article not to long ago interviewing Kord Wissman about his transition from consulting to contracting. Kord is the President of Geopier Foundation Company (owned by Tensar). He has some very interesting insights, it’s worth the read. I admire Kord as well for his involvement with the Geo-Institute and the GBA, he is very generous with his time and talents, more of us should be like him! I think GBA members can listen to his ‘Going to the Dark Side’ presentation (which was the impetus for the interview) for free, check the GBA website. [Source: Read the interview at National Driller. Image: National Driller]
International ground stabilization specialist, Tensar, has successfully defended its TriAx product range against several Chinese patent infringements.
The TriAx geogrid – patented in many countries around the world by Tensar for use in ground stabilization, road, rail and other applications – has received numerous awards for innovation and achieved considerable commercial success since its introduction only a few years ago.
Several Chinese manufacturers and their distributors attempted to take advantage of this success by producing similar triangular aperture geogrid products, thereby infringing upon Tensar’s TriAx patent. [Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release from Tensar International Corporation. [/Editor]