Governor appoints new Caltrans director

February 22nd

Laurie Berman. Photograph courtesy of Caltrans On Feb. 20, 2018, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. had appointed Laurie Berman as the new director of Caltrans. The announcement comes as Director Malcolm Dougherty announced his departure from public service to pursue other opportunities in the private sector. Berman will...

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COMANCO teams up with Solmax and GSE on electrically conductive-backed geomembrane welding training

February 22nd

This is your opportunity to reserve an exhibit space for Geosynthetics 2019. COMANCO Environmental Corp. liner technicians who participated in Solmax and GSE Environmental’s training for extrusion gun and isolation wedge welding of conductive-backed geomembranes. Photography courtesy of COMANCO Environmental Corp. During the first week of February, Florida geosynthetics installer COMANCO Environmental Corp. partnered with...

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BYTE and TexTempo form partnership

February 22nd

Apparel software developer BYTE Software Services and sewn products automation and marketing experts TexTempo have partnered to deliver a broad platform of manufacturing process improvement solutions available to the sewn products industry. Under the agreement, TexTempo will be the exclusive sales agent for BYTE shop floor control, ERP and other manufacturing solutions in North America....

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Rainier Industries Transitions CEO Role from Scott Campbell to David Traub

February 22nd

Scott Campbell, president and CEO of Rainier Industries, has announced his retirement, and David Traub assumes the role of the company’s CEO. Campbell has been president since purchasing the company now known as Rainier Industries in 1984, and the company averaged 15 percent annual growth under his leadership. During those 34 years, Rainier has grown...

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Arena Americas scores with America’s Cup

February 21st

The 35the Louis Vitton America’s Cup World Series provided the perfect venue for Arena Americas to demonstrate its creativity with an ambitious installation Every spectacular event comes with certain challenges, and the 2016 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Chicago, Ill., was no different. Held in fresh water for the first time in its...

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Applied DNA expands internationally

February 21st

Applied DNA Sciences Inc., Stony Brook, N.Y., has established a central DNA testing laboratory in Ahmedabad, India, that provides full forensic authentication services. The laboratory supports Applied DNA’s growing global textile business in the Asia-Pacific region with expansion capability for other supply chains present in the region, such as fertilizer and pharmaceuticals. It is strategically...

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MIPS and Tamarack partner for brain safety

February 19th

MIPS, the Stockholm, Sweden-based brain safety technology company, will incorporate GlideWear to develop new products designed to protect the brains of athletes wearing hard shell helmets. The agreement between MIPS and GlideWear manufacturer Tamarack Habilitation Technologies Inc., will combine two revolutionary technologies. MIPS products address the rotational forces and energies that are linked to brain...

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Booth reservation opens for Geosynthetics 2019 conference

February 19th

Geosynthetics 2019 has opened exhibit space sales for the conference taking place in Houston, Texas, at the Marriott Marquis, Feb. 10-13, 2019. This event is the premier geosynthetics conference, organized by the Industrial Fabrics Association International. Supported by the Geosynthetic Materials Association and Geosynthetics magazine, it brings together more than 1,300 manufacturers, geotechnical practitioners, designers,...

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Rock Face releases FR base layers for military markets

February 19th

Base layer clothing brand Rock Face has released flame-resistant (FR) and performance base layer products to enhance their offerings to military and tactical markets. In addition to FR properties, Rock Face’s base layers use Coville’s climaGuard, a textile technology that blends water-attracting and water-repelling fibers that allows garments to breathe, wick moisture and dry quickly....

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Congressional infrastructure chair says infrastructure bill ready ‘closer to summer’

February 17th

On Feb. 15, 2018, U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., told The Hill’s Mallory Shelbourne that an infrastructure bill could be ready “closer to the summer,” perhaps by July. Shuster said he is working with the committee’s Ranking Member Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., to draft a bill. The chairman also said...

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