Community News Story: Hallaton Sponsors a Champion Tennessee High School Cheer Team

Hallaton Environmental Linings’ Central Office, located in Union City, Tennessee, was the proud sponsor of the Obion Central County High School Cheer Team from Troy, Tennessee.

The Cheer Team recently competed in the 2018 UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship that took place February 10–11th at The Walt Disney World Resorts in Orlando, Fl.

In addition to the State Championship they already have to their name, the team brought back two 2nd place finishes in the Junior Varsity COED Division in both the National and World Cheerleading Championships. They are the first cheer team from Obion County, Tennessee, to attend, compete, and place in the Worlds portion of this cheerleading competition.

We are very proud of all of the members of the Obion Central County High School Cheer Team who participated. The team distinguished themselves within the cheerleading community.

Once again, congratulations to all of the members, coaches, and families of the Cheer Team, on your recent Runner-Up finishes in both the 2018 National and World Championships. We look forward to your continued success.

Hallaton Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Hallaton, Inc. has reached a business milestone in 2018. Hallaton Environmental Linings will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary in business and has earned its reputation as one of the most experienced and respected geosynthetics installation companies in the country.

25 Years of Growth

In November of 1993, Todd Harman, Founder and President of Hallaton, formed his company to compete in the geosynthetics supply and installation business. Over the past 25 years, Hallaton has grown from a company of ten employees and one liner installation crew in 1993, into a company which currently has 125 employees, 9-10 geosynthetics installation crews, and two office locations.

Industry Leader in Geosynthetics Installation

Hallaton is a leader within the industry that has developed over the past 25 years and has installed over 600 million square feet of geosynthetics. Hallaton has completed many projects, mostly in the USA, and has completed numerous projects abroad. Our completed projects range from landfill cell and closures, secondary containment, mining pads, oil and gas applications, power generation including CCR impoundments, potable water storage, waste water treatment, rain covers, concrete protective linings, gas & leachate piping, and geosynthetics material sales.

Proven Track Record

We have many satisfied customers during our time in business. Hallaton has a proven track record and continues to grow as a company year to year. Hallaton employs a trained workforce that prioritizes work safety and cost efficiency while partnering with owners and contractors. Hallaton is an IAGI (AIC) approved installation contractor who works with the industry’s leading suppliers to provide the right solutions for your needs, while upholding our reputation for uncompromising quality, superior service and long-term reliability.

Many Thanks

Many thanks to all of our many customers and industry partners who have helped Hallaton grow and prosper. We are very appreciative of the partnerships we have built over the past years and look forward to many continued successes as we continue to lead within the geosynthetics installation industry.

Hallaton Technicians Have 100% Pass Rate for CWT Testing

Best-Trained Liner Installation Technicians

Hallaton Environmental Linings of Sparks, Maryland, has an ongoing commitment to provide the best-trained liner installation technicians within the geosynthetics installation industry. This is evident based on the most recent results our technicians received as part of IAGI’s Certified Welding Technician (CWT) Program.

100% Pass Rate for CWT Certification

Hallaton’s welding technicians who recently went for their CWT Certification met the industry standards as defined and administered as part of the CWT program. Each of our welding technicians who took the CWT Program certification testing passed on their first attempt. The typical pass rate for IAGI’s CWT testing program is 75%. Hallaton’s liner installation technicians passed the CWT testing at the rate of 100%. We would like to extend our congratulations to all of our liner technicians who achieved the certified welding technician status. Hallaton, an IAGI-Approved Installation Contractor (AIC), is committed to providing and maintaining the very best liner installation welding technicians within our industry. For more information on Hallaton please visit our website, and for additional information on IAGI’s CWT Program please visit their website at

IAGI’s CWT Program

IAGI’s Certified Welding Technician (CWT) program recognizes the knowledge, experience and skill of those technicians who hold the certification.

Engineers benefit from IAGI’s CWT program because certification verifies that the welders on their job have experience in geomembrane welding and meet industry standards of skill for those geomembranes they are certified in. IAGI encourages all engineers to require that any welding done on their jobsite be done with CWTs.

IAGI developed the Polyethylene, PVC, Reinforced and EPDM geomembrane welder’s certification programs so installers could define standards of proficiency, recognize the knowledge, experience and skills of installers, and reward those who qualify with industry recognition.

Member companies who have invested resources in training and testing their welding technicians take pride in the skill of their welding technicians. IAGI encourages you to use companies that have made this commitment to quality on your next job!

Tenets of IAGI’s Certified Welding Technician’s Program (CWT):

  • Raising the level of professionalism in the geomembrane industry
  • Commitment to meeting high standards of field performance

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.