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E M I THE REINFORCED EARTH CO. MINEXPO 2012 SUMMER 2012 Showing Its Full Force The Reinforced Earth Co. is uniquely positioned to excel in nearly every facet of construction, the company says. [ BY LORI SICHTERMANN ] RECo says it has utilized its earth retention technology in. practically every conceivable application.. • Vienna, Va. “We work from a network that’s a lot like a family.” // JOHN SHALL, business development manager In 1971, The Reinforced Earth Co. (RECo) began doing business in the United States using a patented earth stabilizing technology known specifically as Reinforced Earth®. Back then, RECo was a streamlined operation that delivered a new concept for the construction of retaining walls, earth retention systems, slide corrections, mining, dump pocket walls, tank support structures, and large and heavy industrial applications. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, the company demonstrated its abilities to the Federal Highway Administration by furnishing designs, materials and technical support to contractors for constructing walls for bridges, ramps, abutments, slide correction and earth retention along highways throughout the United States. The company found success in this area, furnishing approximately 10 million square feet of wall facing using its patented technology. RECo’s technology patent expired in 1989, however, inviting competitors into the market. “In actuality, the fact that the patent expired wasn’t such a bad thing for us,” PROFILE The Reinforced Earth Co.. Headquarters: Vienna, Va. | Employees: 250 Specialty: Earth retention notes John Shall, business development manager for RECo. “It encouraged competitors and innovators to enter the market, and the market has grown, which is good for everyone.” Even as the earth retention market became more competitive, RECo continued its efficient and streamlined operations to maintain its position as the industry leader. The company excelled at leveraging its affiliations to respond to large and design/build projects with innovative, cost-effective solutions. It also called upon its team of design, manufacturing and on-site personnel with civil and geotechnical engineering expertise to develop and complete complex projects. RECo garnered a lot of attention and, in 1999 was purchased by the global French specialty contractor Freyssinet, which later merged with the geotechnical giant Soletanche Bachy. Becoming a part of a large worldwide network of companies meant that RECo was in a position to collaborate with some of the heaviest hitters in the construction industry, including 196

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Wind Financing
Latin American Energy
Mining Developments
Wabash Mfg. Inc.
Mega Precious Metals
Iron Ore Company of Canada
Rainy River Resources Ltd.
Canada Energy
Gear Energy
Manitok Energy Inc.
Chieftain Metals
IC Potash
Nyrstar Langlois Mine
Phoenix Technology Services Inc.
Waycon Manufacturing Ltd.
Tuscany International Drilling
Latin America Focus
Canacol Energy
Orosur Mining
Lithium One Inc.
Cabo Drilling (Panama) Corp.
Continental Gold Ltd.
Guyana Oil Co. Ltd.
Batero Gold Corp.
The Williston Basin
Primary Petroleum
Sanjel Corp.
Summit Energy Services
Kengor Metals LLC
Stone Energy
Holloway Pipe
McFarren Group – Appalachian Transload Services
Trumbull Corp.
De-Cal Mechanical
Buck’s Fabricating
ITI Trailers & Truck Bodies
Hamilton Machine/ ValTek Industries
Rodenberg Diversified LLC
Mazzella Lifting Technologies
Independence Excavating
Magna-Solutions LLC
Blackhawk Specialty Tools LLC
MinExpo 2012
Rail-Veyor Technologies
STW Technic
RAM Enterprise
Miner Elastomer Products Corp.
McElroy Manufacturing
REICHdrill Inc.
Gunnebo Johnson Corp.
The Timken Co.
K/M Specialty Pumps & Systems Inc.
Schroeder Industries
The Reinforced Earth Co.
Geoprobe Systems®
Sumitomo Pogo Mine LLC – Pogo Mine
Power Service Inc.
National Pump Co.
Peak Oilfield Service Co.
TonaTec Exploration
Xtreme Oil & Gas Inc.
White Tiger Gold
TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd.
Lydford Mining Co.
MFM Industries Inc.
Crescent Companies
Tri State Tank
Aquila Resources
Armstrong Coal
EnerJex Resources Inc.
Sanchez Energy Corp.
Chatham Steel Corp.
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