A native of Akron, Ohio, Keith Bender has over 35 years experience in construction, construction management, and construction sales. Beginning his career as a draftsman, then an ironworker, Keith put himself through college at Bowling Green State University, graduating in three years with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. After college, he worked in heavy marine construction, international heavy construction, segmental post-tensioned box girder bridge construction, various plant facilities & renovations, and restaurant construction, as well as construction sales. Keith has lived and worked throughout the United States, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Keith’s varied experience, insight and drive made him a perfect choice to head GeoStabilization’s project development effort in the Appalachian Region. Keith lives in the Carolinas with his wife. They have two college age sons. Keith is an avid motorcyclist, and enjoys golf and flying.
A variation of karst sinkhole grouting is the grouting of mined coal seams and workings located below existing infrastructure that exhibit the potential to propagate to the surface and cause sinkholes and/or subsidence.