Nilex Expands Footprint by Acquiring Utah-based Geosynthetics Distributor
Geosynthetics pioneer eyes expansion with acquisition of GeoDynamics
Salt Lake City, UT – February 19, 2015 – Nilex Inc. announced today it has acquired Salt Lake City, Utah-based geosynthetics distributor GeoDynamics. With this deal, Nilex – an Executive Council member of the Geosynthetics Materials Association (GMA) – gains a foothold in the Utah, Idaho and Nevada markets. The company already has US operations in Denver, CO which serves Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming and Montana.
“This transaction provides GeoDynamics the opportunity to offer a larger suite of solutions to its customers while strengthening its presence in the region,” says Ian Wilson, President and CEO of Nilex Inc. “GeoDynamics has a great reputation for delivering high quality products and services. Now with Nilex’s in-house technical support and proven operational processes we believe we will bring even more value to current and future customers.”
GeoDynamics was founded in 2002 by the late Kevin Kent and his wife, Judy. The company quickly became a leading supplier in Utah and surrounding states, working with manufacturers such as North American Green, Mirafi, Profile Products and, more recently, Tensar.
“Our family is extremely pleased to have aligned with a company like Nilex,” says Judy Kent, co-founder of GeoDynamics. “We feel confident that Nilex shares many of the values our company was founded on and will carry on the legacy we have built over the years.”
The company will carry on operations at its current location in Salt Lake City, UT and will continue to be known as GeoDynamics (by Nilex) for the foreseeable future.
Nilex is a leader in the geosynthetics industry providing innovative solutions to support the unique challenges of civil, resource and environmental construction projects. Our engineered, technically advanced materials and construction techniques are used in road building, Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) solutions for grade changes, erosion and sediment control, water management and containment.
Established in 1977, Nilex has locations throughout Canada in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Abbotsford, Vernon, Regina, Saskatoon and Toronto, as well as US locations in Denver, CO and Salt Lake City, UT. With over 35 years’ experience, a long-standing commitment to the environment and highly qualified staff, Nilex delivers products and technologies that lessen the environmental impact of a project while providing an economic advantage to our clients. For more information, visit www.nilex.com.
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October 15, 2014
Tensar International (Tensar) Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Taian Modern Plastics Co. Ltd. (TMP) and Enviro-Pro Geosynthetics Ltd. (Enviro-Pro)
Dear Valued Customer:
We wish to notify all of our valued customers that Tensar has filed patent infringement lawsuits in Germany against Chinese-based geogrid manufacturer TMP and in Canada against geogrid reseller Enviro-Pro.
As you know, patent laws are important, both for the inventor whose rights are protected and for the economy. These laws ensure no one is able to take unfair advantage of the work and ideas of others while stimulating the economy through invention and innovation. Without this kind of protection, companies would be reluctant to invest large amounts of money into new inventions since they would be unable to prevent competitors from making use of their invention, without having put in the same time, money and resources.
Nilex Inc. is proud to be the exclusive supplier and distributor of Tensar branded integral polymeric geogrids in Western Canada and Ontario. This technology is protected by U.S. Patent No.7,001,112 and corresponding patents registered here in Canada and around the world. We feel it important to notify our customers of this potential patent infringement as well as the possibility that some imitation products may not be subject to the rigorous testing and substantial know-how associated with Tensar’s TriAx® technology.
The enclosed News Release provides further details regarding the abovementioned actions. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
President & CEO
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