HUESKER coins term, releases video on geogrid “interaction flexibility”

July 13th, 2017

In a press release date July 11, 2017, HUESKER expanded on the need for a newly defined aspect of geogrids—interaction flexibility—and released a video on the characteristic. The company noted that according to the current state of scientific knowledge, the key properties of effective reinforcement are adequate tensile stiffness and tensile strength coupled with good […]

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Educate the Professor Seminar

July 13th, 2017

The Fabric Structures Association (FSA) and the Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA), both divisions of Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), are hosting an introductory two-day Educate the Professor seminar on the fundamentals of using fabric and films as building materials. Professors who attend these courses can bring their knowledge to students at their respective institutions. […]

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USTR requests special session on U.S.-Korea free trade agreement

July 13th, 2017

On July 12, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, as directed by President Trump, formally notified the Republic of Korea that the United States is calling a special Joint Committee meeting under the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) to start the process of negotiating to remove barriers to U.S. trade and consider needed amendments to […]

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Kubacki, Baily and Letendre promoted at FLEXcon

July 13th, 2017

FLEXcon Company Inc., Spencer, Mass., has expanding its leadership team with two new vice presidents and a new director. Tom Kubacki has been named vice president of Manufacturing. Kubacki has been with the company 28 years and most recently served as director of Coating Technology and Production Control. Nathan Bailey will lead the company’s strategic […]

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California Transportation Commission approves $593 million in funding

July 12th, 2017

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) approved nearly $593 million for 124 transportation projects aimed at alleviating traffic delays, repairing aging roads and bridges, and encouraging bicycling and walking. The funding is part of a larger push to rebuild and maintain the Golden State’s infrastructure. “These projects will help us maintain and modernize California’s transportation system,” […]

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Hemp cultivation sets record

July 12th, 2017

The cultivation of hemp was legalized in most European Union-member states between 1993 and 1996. In 2011, cultivation decreased to its lowest value since 1994, just 8,000 hectares. However, it has increased steadily since 2012 to reach 33,000 hectares in 2016. According to the European Industrial Hemp Association, Europe expects almost constant or moderately growing […]

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Owens Corning introduces GeoLap™ adhesive tape

July 11th, 2017

On July 11, 2017, Owens Corning announced the introduction of GeoLap™ adhesive tape, a taping solution designed specifically for RhinoMat® and RhinoSkin® geomembrane applications. By incorporating high-strength adhesive, extra width and thickness, GeoLap™ is meant for geomembrane patching, repair, and protection, Owens Corning said. “The development of Owens Corning GeoLap adhesive tape demonstrates the company’s […]

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Exporting process video available

July 11th, 2017

The process of exporting your product to international markets can feel overwhelming. Where do you start? What are all the necessary steps to get your product or service out there? The U.S. Commercial Service, a resource for U.S. businesses on all things exporting, has released the “Exporting Basics” video series to help U.S. businesses break […]

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South Carolina DOT gets funding to support 10-year infrastructure plan

July 10th, 2017

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) released a decade-long plan designed to rebuild decayed roads and replace structurally deficient bridges across the state. The South Carolina General Assembly passed the Roads Bill, which went into effect on July 1, 2017, allowing SCDOT to launch their plan. Under the Roads Bill, the state’s gas tax […]

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Changes at American Cord & Webbing

July 10th, 2017

Dennis Smith, national sales manager at American Cord & Webbing Inc. (ACW), has announced his retirement after 27 years with the company. At the same time, Susan Lake is ACW as director of Sales and Marketing. Lake managed the Midwest and East Coast from 2013 to 2015 and left to become vice president of sales […]

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