Press Release: January 13, 2010
Atlanta, GA September 29, 2009 Tensar International Corporations (TIC) solutions for roadway improvement and pavement reinforcement have moved upward literally. With its acquisition of the assets and business of Endurablend Systems, TIC adds a composite micro overlay system to its innovative product offering. The newly acquired business will relocate its headquarters to Atlanta and operate as a business unit under TICs direction.
We are very excited to add Endurablend to our suite of application solutions, remarked Robert Vevoda, Tensar International President and Managing Director. We now can offer the marketplace a complete roadway solution, starting from surface treatment to asphalt reinforcement, base reinforcement and down to subgrade improvement, for paved and unpaved applications. We believe that with our history of research and development, application development, extensive testing capabilities and ability to promote a technical solution, this emerging technology will be accepted and grow very rapidly.
The Endurablend System is an advanced polymer cement slurry surfacing (PCSS) product that provides a flexible yet durable barrier over asphalt and concrete pavements. Composed of a unique acrylic compound mixed on-site with Type I Portland cement, specially sieved aggregate, and other materials Endurablend eliminates pavement raveling and spalling as it establishes a skid-resistant surface Easily applied with as little as 1/8-in. thickness, the product sets quickly and resists breakdown from traffic, oxidation, freeze-thaw cycling, UV exposure, fuels and chemicals, and water and salt. In addition, it is more solar-reflective than asphalt and releases no toxins into the environment.
Endurablends addition to the Tensar product line expands TICs capabilities to improve roadway performance. When cracks are present, it is best used with the GlasGrid Pavement Reinforcement System, which reinforces pavement layers to reduce the effects of reflective cracking. Manufactured by Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics, the GlasGrid System is distributed exclusively by Tensar International.
With the Endurablend System, we now offer another solution to prolong the life of both asphalt and concrete surfaces, said Nicholas Reck, MSc.Eng., Pr.Eng., TIC Application Technology Manager. Were proud to extend our range of high-level engineering support for pavements from new construction, reconstruction and rehabilitation to maintenance and now pavement preservation.
Tensar has always been at the forefront of innovative pavement solutions. We will continue to challenge the limits of this field and look forward to becoming a leader in pavement preservation, he added.
I am very excited about the acquisition of the Endurablend business by Tensar International, said Jay Wilson, Endurablend Systems founder and President. Tensar's global engineering expertise, marketing leadership and superior corporate organization offer the Endurablend product group the greatest potential for market saturation on a worldwide scale.
This relationship is the direction I have been working toward for many years, Wilson continued. I am very enthusiastic about placing all that I have developed in the hands of an incredible group of managers and engineers.
About Tensar International Corporation
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Tensar International Corporation (TIC) is a full-service provider of specialty products and engineering services that offer innovative and cost-effective alternatives to traditional construction methods. TIC solutions are based on advanced soil reinforcement technologies and incorporate proprietary, engineered applications for commercial, industrial, municipal, residential and transportation infrastructure site development. The company specializes in solutions for common site development challenges including grade changes requiring retaining walls and poor soil conditions affecting the cost of roadways, parking lots and building structures. Patented polymeric Tensar Geogrids are the primary component of the companys systems, offering reliable strength and durability. Contracted services include site evaluation, conceptual engineering, design, and value engineering and installation advice. For more information, visit www.tensarcorp.com.
About Endurablend Systems
Originally headquartered in Madison, Mississippi, Endurablend Systems, LLC was founded following more than ten years of research and development into polymer-modified pavement overlay products. The companys chief application is its patent-pending EB-8500 Surface Crack Repair Method, used to address cracks in both flexible and rigid pavement surfaces. It has been successfully used over various composite surfaces on commercial, retail and residential parking lots; municipal parking decks; airfield aprons and runways; helipads and roadways. Its management team has more than three decades experience in concrete construction, asphalt paving and polymer development. For more information, visit www.endurablendsystems.com