NHI offering web-based course on rockfall stabilization

July 7th, 2017

The National Highway Institute (NHI), in partnership with the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council (TCCC) and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is offering an online training course in rockfall stabilization. The four-hour online course will cover such topics as rock reinforcement and drainage, surface stabilization, rockfall slope containment systems, and rockfall...

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Coalition promotes sustainable cotton

July 7th, 2017

Cotton 2040 is a new initiative convened by the sustainability nonprofit, Forum for the Future with support from the C&A Foundation, to make more sustainable cotton a mainstream commodity. The effort brings together a coalition of international brands and retailers, cotton standards, existing industry initiatives and other stakeholders across the supply chain to scale up...

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FTA releases more than $12 billion for public transportation

July 6th, 2017

On July 5, 2017, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) released more than $12 billion in formula and discretionary funds under the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST) and the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017. The appropriations include money under the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Program, Urbanized Area Formula Program, Rural Areas Formula Program, Enhanced Mobility...

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USDOT rescinds $857 million from federal aid to state highway funds

July 6th, 2017

In a notice issued June 21, 2017, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) rescinded $857 million of unobligated balances apportioned to states. The rescission applies to funding from programs ranging from Interstate Maintenance to the Surface Transportation Block Grant Program. Federal law required the rescissions under the Department of...

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GSI offers webinar on in-situ stabilization of slopes using anchored geosynthetics

July 6th, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar on “In-Situ Stabilization of Soil Slopes Using Nailed or Anchored Geosynthetics,” on July 6, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The sliding of soil slopes in the form of localized landslides represents an annual loss of $2 to 5 billion in America, not to mention...

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GOTS-certified facilities on rise

July 6th, 2017

The number of facilities that have been certified by the Global Organics Textile Standard (GOTS) increased 21 percent in 2016 to 4,642 according to the recent GOTS Annual Report. GOTS-certified facilities are now located in 63 countries worldwide, impacting 1.4 million workers. GOTS certification covers the processing of organic fibers along the entire supply chain...

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American Textile announces new hires and promotions

July 5th, 2017

American Textile Company, Duquesne, Penn., recently announced new hires and promotions. Mark Milani has been named vice president of Manufacturing and Distribution. Milani joined the company in 2012 and previously was vice president of Quality and Engineering. Chris Donelan was promoted to AmeriFill division director. He has been with the company since 2009, and with...

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New medical textiles center

July 3rd, 2017

The Hohenstein Institute has established the Hohenstein Health Center for textile health research within their company group in Bönnigheim, Germany. The center focuses on all aspects of health sciences in which clothing and other textile products and procedures affecting human health play a central role. It takes an interdisciplinary approach and is open to all...

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