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Natalie Swift

Natalie Swift is the Marketing and Communications Specialist for Milliken Infrastructure Solutions, LLC, as of January 2018. She is the primary media contact and can be reached at [email protected] with any inquiries. Natalie is a graduate of the University of South Carolina's Honors College with a bachelor's degree in Journalism and a master's degree in Mass Communication. 

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Engineering Spotlight: Meet Kurt Chirbas

May 16, 2018
At Milliken Infrastructure Solutions LLC, we not only want to sell superior products, but also want to have superior engineers selling them. We understand that though we know our engineers, you may not. This...
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The Evolution of Composites: Situational Repair Setbacks

April 18, 2018
Last month, we discussed how pre-formed fabrics used in rigid coil repair systems compared to form fitting fabric used for our composite wrap installations. Achieving intimate contact between the pipe and repair system...
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The Evolution of Composites: Pre-Formed vs. Form Fitting

April 04, 2018
Rigid coil composite repair systems typically use a fixed-layer count of unidirectional fiberglass reinforcement with a methyl methacralyate resin matrix. They have the distinction of being the first composite pipe...
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The Economic Advantages of Composites over Traditional Repair Methods

March 21, 2018
When deciding on a pipe repair, money can be a huge factor in your decision. A more traditional repair method may seem “easier” because it’s what you’ve used in the past, but is it really the best...
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Understanding a Composite Repair’s Design Life

March 07, 2018
When you perform a composite repair on a pipe, you want to know that the repair will last as long as it’s intended to, or as long as its design life indicates. We’re going to look at questions you should be...
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Underground Construction Technology: Conference Presentation on Geopolymer Culvert Rehab

February 28, 2018
Joe Royer, PhD, and Collis Parrish of Inland Pipe Rehab (IPR), presented on the successful application of a GeoSpray® geopolymer liner in the City of Vista, California, at the Underground Construction Technology...
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Concrete Cloth™ GCCM Installation Guide Meets International Standards

February 19, 2018
SPARTANBURG, S.C. — ASTM International has announced the acceptance and publication of a new Standard Guide for Site Preparation, Layout, Installation and Hydration of Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mats. The...
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Milliken Named one of 2018’s World’s Most Ethical Companies

February 14, 2018
For the 12th consecutive year, Milliken was named to the World’s Most Ethical Company list. Milliken has received this award every year since the award was first given in 2007, and is one of only 12 companies...
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FRPs for Bridges: An Article by Gregg Blaszak

February 05, 2018
The continuous deterioration of hundreds of thousands of bridges in the United States coupled with the mounting billion-dollar price tag for rehabilitation leaves state Departments of Transportation (DOT) with a daunting...