20 April 2001
20 April 2001
CGI Holding Corporation have signed a letter of intent to acquire The Mahida Group of Schaumburg, IL. The Mahida Group is made up of four subsidiaries, all providers of fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) to a wide variety of industries; Switzer Products in Richmond, IL (www.switzerproducts.com), is a manufacturer of custom made, premier quality, maintenance free FRP enclosures; Tankinetics in Harrison, AK (www.tankinetics.com) a provider of large diameter, above ground, pre-erected and field erected FRP tanks and piping; Justin Tanks in Georgetown, DE (www.justintanks.com), manufacturer of high quality custom made above ground FRP tanks for industrial applications; and Bremen Technologies in Bremen, IN (www.brementechnologies.com), a manufacturer of FRP and thermoplastic accessories for the automobile industry.
The American Composites Manufacturers Association participated in a roundtable discussion about the IMAGINE Act. Known as the Innovative Materials in American Growth and Infrastructure, Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act, the new bill is designed to promote the increased use of innovative materials like fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites, as well as new manufacturing methods to accelerate the deployment and extend the life of infrastructure projects.
After the collapse of a drinking water pipeline in downtown Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Insituform was contracted to reline a close to 100 year old pipe underneath one of the canals. Water was restored successfully within five days, with minimal impact on traffic and the environment.
Australian organisations Austrak, Laing O’Rourke and the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) have joined forces to develop polymer composite solutions for bridge transoms in a $10 million project titled Polymer Composite Transoms for Rail Bridge Deck Replacement (CompTrans).