Robert Johnson Receives Innovation Award

Robert L. Johnson President of AGRU America, Inc. Receives Leadership and Innovation Award

GEORGETOWN, SOUTH CAROLINADecember 6, 2013. Robert Johnson, President of Agru America, was presented with an award at the Grand Strand Technology Council’s 2013 Leadership and Innovation Awards ceremony held in Myrtle Beach.

At the event, Mr. Johnson was recognized as the winner in the category “Business Growth and New Marketing Initiatives” acknowledging Agru America’s impact on the regional economy in general, and Mr. Johnson’s leadership and the company’s innovative products and promotions along with annual revenue and employee increases in particular.

“I’m humbled and honored to receive this award and very proud that Agru America has been recognized in this way,” stated Mr. Johnson. “Our growth reflects our vision for our company along with the support of our owners, Mr. Gruber Sr. and Mag. Gruber Jr., and the hard work and dedication of the best team of employees. Agru America looks forward in continuing to be the top manufacturer of geosynthetic materials in the world.”

About Agru America, Inc.

Since 1988, Georgetown, SC–based Agru America, Inc. has been the world’s leading manufacturer of flat die extrusion geomembranes, geonets, geocomposites, geotextiles and geo clay liners. Agru America also supplies concrete protective liners, vertical barrier systems, and pipe and fitting systems for the U.S. and international civil/environmental markets. The company’s state-of-the-art products include Smooth® / Micro Spike® (structured textured products), Super Gripnet®, and Drain Liner® in both LLDPE and HDPE. Agru America is part of Alois Gruber GmbH, a family-owned business since 1948 with production facilities in Austria, the U.S., Germany, China and India, and distribution in over 80 countries worldwide. The company’s website can be found at