GMA and FGI to host part 2 of a webinar on the stability of geosynthetic lined slopes

May 15th, 2018

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), in collaboration with the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI), will present the second of this two-part, free webinar series on May 31, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. EDT. The webinar will discuss the importance of geosynthetic interface strengths on slope stability, when to use peak and residual geosynthetic interface strengths, how to...

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Layfield Australia becomes exclusive Australian distributor for Seaman XR Geomembranes

May 14th, 2018

Layfield Australia along with the Seaman Corp. announced May 11, 2018, that both parties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), establishing Layfield as the exclusive distributor of Seaman’s XR® Geomembrane product line in Australia. Both companies have shared a mutually beneficial relationship in North America for more than 25 years, with Layfield fabricating and...

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G & J Awning purchases Hoigaard’s Custom Canvas and Awning

May 10th, 2018

Gary Buermann and Beth Brenny, owners of G & J Awning, have announced the purchase of Hoigaard’s Custom Canvas and Awning, Plymouth, Minnesota. Hoigaard’s, an awning manufacturer, was founded 120 years ago and was one of fourteen companies that founded Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) in 1912. Approximately 6 months ago Buermann and Brenny, co-owners...

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International Achievement Awards submissions due June 30

May 9th, 2018

The International Achievement Awards (IAA) are an annual competition with a goal to promote awareness of the specialty fabrics used in thousands of products and applications ranging in size and shape, including geosynthetics. For more than six decades, the awards have recognized innovation, technical skill and design excellence. Entries are judged by industry experts, editors,...

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GSI hosts webinar on MSE wall back drainage design

May 9th, 2018

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar entitled “MSE Wall Back Drainage Design,” on May 23, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Within GSI’s database of 301 failed mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls reinforced with geogrids or geotextiles, 64% have failed due to water. Furthermore, 73% have been constructed with fine-grained silt...

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The Cutting Room

May 9th, 2018

June 12, 2018 | Noon EST Free to IFAI Members/$79.00 for Nonmembers The presenters will cover four components used in a cutting room: digitizing, cutting, material handling and ROI. Learn what applications are best suited for full automation and how to implement them and increase your product volumes. Presenters Truy Pham Autometrix Inc. Truy “Tree”...

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Webinar: Selling quality over price

May 9th, 2018

June 20, 2018 | Noon EST Free to IFAI Members/$75.00 for Nonmembers Learn about increasing your bottom line and how to encourage your clients to upgrade to better quality materials. Find out how upselling reflects company image, leads to future referrals and produces long-lasting products.   Presenter Dave Callahan Granite State Cover & Canvas Inc....

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IFAI opens registration for GeoDallas conference

May 8th, 2018

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has opened registration for GeoDallas, presented by the Geosynthetics 2019 Conference, to be held in Dallas, Texas, Oct. 16–17, 2018. GeoDallas is supported by the Geosynthetic Materials Association and Geosynthetics magazine. GeoDallas provides geosynthetics professionals the opportunity to learn from short courses, panel discussions, case studies and training lectures. Additionally,...

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Geocomp hires Epstein as Southeast regional manager

May 3rd, 2018

Geocomp, a geostructural consulting, design, instrumentation and testing company, hired Aaron C. Epstein, P.E., to lead the consulting division in the company’s Atlanta, Georgia, offices in the position of Southeast regional manager, the company said. Epstein will develop Geocomp’s southeastern U.S. geostructural engineering services, expand opportunities for structural health monitoring and geotechnical instrumentation/monitoring, and support...

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