American Excelsior Company Installs New Flexible Foam Fabricating Equipment

Committed to providing quality products while maintaining competitive pricing, American Excelsior Company (AEC) has invested in new equipment at their five foam fabricating plants across the United States. This equipment includes:  Increase molding capacity by 50% with additional molding line added; automated wrapping and heat shrink tunnel custom packaging capability; additional CNC cutting equipment; Additional Die Cutting Presses; and a Flash Cutter which will help AEC’s ability to supply a quick turnaround on both custom parts and prototypes.

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American Excelsior Company Territory Manager, Randy Matheny, Becomes CPESC Certified

Randy Matheny, CPESC Arlington, Texas, 5/25/2016 — Territory Manager for American Excelsior Company®, Randy Matheny, recently became a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment ControlTM (CPESC). Meeting the CPESC® qualification indicates that the holder has educational training, expertise and experience in controlling erosion and sedimentation, and has met certification standards. Jerry Bohannon, Earth Sciences Division Director for American Excelsior Company, said, "I am pleased to announce that Randy Matheny has been recognized as a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control. This is the industry’s...

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Kurt Kelsey Named ASTM International Chairman of Subcommittee D18.25

Arlington, Texas, 5/1/2016 — Director of Technical Services for American Excelsior Company, Kurt Kelsey, was recently named Chairman of Subcommittee D18.25 on Erosion and Sediment Control Technology for ASTM International. This Chairmanship comes with a two-year term, with a potential for re-appointment. Jerry Bohannon, Earth Sciences Division Director for American Excelsior Company, said, "This is a great honor for our company, as it confirms our commitment to the industry. With this appointment, we can help ensure that proper testing and performance measures are validated, allowing...

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Erosion Control Matting with Seed Germination

Seed germination is the process by which a seed grows into a plant. During the early stages, especially for delicate species, this process can be extremely vulnerable. Outside factors and artificial means are often employed to ensure a seedling’s survival.  A special type of protection is needed to achieve this goal. Arguably the most effective and the most widely used tool for this job is erosion control matting. Erosion control matting, more commonly known as erosion control blankets or ECBs, primarily offer an effective means of protection against...

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Erosion Control Ground Cover Plants

When considering methods of erosion control for any type of land surface, one must also consider using ground cover plants to complement conventional methods like fiber rolls, gabions, and erosion control blankets. Most hillsides and slopes can especially be made much more stable with ground cover plants. In fact, a properly planted and anchored variety of these plants can stop almost all erosion and hillside movement in a landscape. Plant variety is a necessary and important factor in establishing an erosion control system with ground cover plants because...

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Comprehensive List of Erosion Control Techniques and Methods

ESD In land development, erosion control is important. Aside from preventing water pollution due to runoff and the potential habitat loss of nearby ecosystems, erosion control also staves off soil loss and consequently, property loss. In urban areas, erosion control techniques are primarily concerned with stromwater runoff management, but soil loss due to winds and sloped properties must be considered as well. Here is a list of the most common erosion control methods:

  • Reforestation – This is the method...

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