B eginning in 1958, Carthage Mills set out to pioneer the development, manufacture and application of an innovative 'woven synthetic filter cloth', as the first alternative to costly, and largely ineffective, 'graded granular filters' under riprap in shoreline protection. Those early 'plastic filter cloths' eventually became known as "Geotextiles"; the industry that followed - "Geosynthetics"; and Carthage Mills - America's FIRST Geotextile Company!
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Working with the USACOE in the United States and others abroad, it was essentially three things that helped to launch the geosynthetics 'industry' as we know it today:
Over the years, Carthage Mills continued developing new applications for their fabrics, and is responsible for many of the innovative uses of these materials today. This historic journey, including many of the events that helped shape the future of the geosynthetic industry, can be found in Geosynthetics: How it all began...
Today, Carthage Mills is still headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and offers one of the most comprehensive lines of geosynthetics available from a single source.
All of our products are readily available through a nationwide network of Carthage Mills Distributors, and Regional Warehouses strategically located across the country. This facilitates our ability to provide customers who need less-than-truckload (LTL) quantities with same or next day pick-up, or delivery from almost any point in the country, and all at very competitive prices.
From the very beginning, when we were not only the consultant and engineer but contractor as well, we realized that Carthage Mills would only be as strong as its customers, so setting the "Benchmark" in this department quickly became a driving force.
It has since become our heritage - recognized throughout the industry - and we protect it with a passion. Delivering at this level, day-in and day-out, on every phone call and every order, is not just something we do; it's all we do - it's truly part of our culture!
For more on our Customer Service and Support see: Customer Service and Support: Setting the Benchmark!
As all costs related to construction continually rise, the value added services and cost saving products offered by Carthage Mills can play heavily in your ability to win projects and increase profits.
AT CARTHAGE MILLS YOU'LL EXPERIENCE:
The end results for you are increased business and profits, and a customer base with stronger loyalties and trust.