ISWA World Congress-WASTECON Conference Report

From September 25 to 27, 2017, Hallaton Environmental Linings exhibited at the ISWA World Congress-WASTECON Conference in Baltimore. It was a great opportunity to meet with many of our fellow waste industry colleagues and discuss what is happening in the geosynthetic industry. A popular discussion topic was the effect of recent hurricanes on market pricing for geosynthetic materials in the near future.

As a Maryland-based company, we were excited to sharing time with our customers, vendors, and engineers within the waste industry at some of the local attractions within the Baltimore area, including the recently opened Sagamore Spirits Distillery owned by the Founder of Under Armour, Kevin Plank. The tour of the Sagamaore Spirit Distillery, where Sagamore Rye is produced, was an educational experience and a good time was had by all.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our exhibitor booth while at ISWA World Congress-WASTECON Conference. If you have any upcoming projects that require any geosynthetic supply and installation, please contact Robert Oler, Director of Corporate Development at (800)-470-3416.

Hallaton Opens Tennessee Office

Hallaton Environmental Linings located in Sparks, Maryland has recently added a new office location in Union City, Tennessee.

Tennessee Staff

  • Mike Joslin, Business Development Manager:
  • Scott Shell, Project Manager/Estimator:
  • Adrienne Shell, Office Manager:

Mike, Scott, and Adrienne bring a long history of service in the geosynthetics industry with over 50 years of combined experience.

Union City Brings Opportunity

The Union City office location is also a hub for multiple geosynthetics installation crews that will support the central portion of the USA. The new office will provide Hallaton with a larger presence in this region and add additional depth to our company which has been an industry leader within the geosynthetics installation industry for over 24 years.


Our Union City, Tennessee, office can be reached at 731-885-8888.

Hallaton Receives 2017 IAGI Innovative Project Award

Hallaton is the proud recipient of the prestigious 2017 IAGI Innovative Project Award. Our work at the Pearce Creek Dredge Disposal Facility was showcased as being among the best in Geosynthetics Installation.
Hallaton wins IAGI Award for Geosynthetics Installation

IAGI Awards Recognize the Best in Geosynthetics Installation

IAGI (International Association of Geosynthetic Installers) presented three Installation Awards at Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 in Orlando, FL. The awards recognize exceptional work by geosynthetic installers.

“The IAGI Installation Awards recognize those IAGI members who make significant contributions to the field of geosynthetics installation. So often the installer gets forgotten in the discussion of a project,” commented Laurie Honnigford, managing director of IAGI. “In reality a project is a set of plans on a piece of paper until the installer gets involved. The installer can make or break a project and we need to recognize those who improve and advance our industry.”

Innovative Project Award

IAGI had two award categories, Innovative and Extreme. Hallaton received the Innovative Project Award for its exceptional work at the Pearce Creek Dredge Disposal Facility in Cecil County, MD.

Pearce Creek Dredge Disposal Facility

The 260-acre Pearce Creek placement site, owned and operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers, received dredged material from the C&D Canal’s approach channels at various times between 1937 and 1993. The Corps plans to reactivate the site for the placement of dredged material from the federal navigation channel.

However, in 2013 the US Geological Survey found that a missing or thin layer of clay beneath the site contributed to the entry of degraded water into the underlying aquifers. Migration of this groundwater, which moves very slowly, had gradually impacted water quality in some residential wells.

Project Constraints

  • Expedited construction schedule
  • Local and national regulations
  • Stringent safety concerns
  • Ground water impacts
  • Neighboring residents

  • 3:1 Slopes
  • 16 oz Protective Geotextile
  • 40 mil HDPE Geomembrane
  • 16 oz Protective Geotextile

Hallaton was contracted by the US Army Corps of Engineers to install a geosynthetic liner covering the entire Pearce Creek dredged material placement site. When the Pearce Creek site is reactivated, substantial safeguards will be in place to protect and monitor surface water and groundwater quality. The geosynthetic liner installed by Hallaton will prevent any further impacts from dredged material by preventing it from entering the groundwater system.

Todd Harman Elected IAGI Board President

Hallaton is proud to announce that Todd Harman was elected to the 2012–2013 International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI) Board of Directors. This position at IAGI allows Todd Harman to further provide a forum for geosynthetics installers to advance installation and construction techniques, and to strengthen the knowledge, image, and communication within the industry.

For more information, see the announcement at Geosynthetics Magazine.