FGI accepting applications for engineering innovation award

November 30th, 2018

The Fabricated Geomembrane Engineering Innovation Award was created to recognize engineers who have creatively used fabricated geomembranes to successfully fulfill a client/owner’s needs, including technical requirements, scheduling and budget. Today’s engineers are working to solve environmental issues on a global scale. The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute’s (FGI’s) Fabricated Geomembrane Engineering Innovation Award competition pays tribute to...

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GSI to host webinar on stability designs for landfill covers, GMA members get discounted rates

November 29th, 2018

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar “Stability Designs of Landfill Cover Soils,” on December 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. GMA member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. This webinar focuses on the stability design of relatively thin soil layers over geosynthetics...

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Covin Sales & Converting launches new website

November 29th, 2018

Covin Sales & Converting has announced the launch of its new website. With an enhanced look and easy navigation, the website offers a more user-friendly experience. The website features industrial fabrics for many different industries including: awning, marine, industrial, nylon and poly, furniture fabric and lamination. For more than 20 years, Covin Sales has been...

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Tensar to present technical seminar in Minneapolis

November 26th, 2018

Photograph courtesy Tensar Tensar International Corp. will sponsor a technical seminar in Minneapolis, Minn., on Jan. 8, 2019, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDT. The seminar will be held at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. The seminar will cover a variety of geosynthetic applications, including roadways, pavement maintenance, walls and slopes, market solutions, airfields, mechanically...

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GSI to host webinar on lifetime predictions of geosynthetics, GMA members get discounted rates

November 21st, 2018

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar entitled “Lifetime Predictions of Covered and Exposed Geosynthetics,” on November 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. GMA member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. A most frequently asked question regarding all types of geosynthetics is, “How...

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Gardner concludes his time as GMA chair, Chuck steps in

November 20th, 2018

Former GMA executive council chair Keith Gardner (left) and new chair Fred Chuck Keith Gardner of Dalco Nonwovens LLC ended his term as chair of IFAI’s Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) executive council at a meeting of the council in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 13, 2018. GMA 1st vice chair, Fred Chuck, of HUESKER Inc., took...

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IFAI Sponsors Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

November 20th, 2018

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) sponsored Associations North’s Diversity and Inclusion committee initiatives. IFAI’s support allows the committee to achieve goals such as: establishing and reporting on metrics to increase diversity and inclusion in associations and the association management profession, preparing current association professionals with the skills necessary to serve diverse populations and launching Associations North’s Diversity and...

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Managing urban water issues with geosynthetics

November 19th, 2018

Following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the Army Corps of Engineers awarded Phylway Construction a contract to rebuild the Lake Pontchartrain levees in Louisiana. After extensive testing, high-performance turf reinforcement mat (HPTRM) products were approved, with Phylway using East Coast Erosion Control’s T-RECS product on the east side of the causeway. Photo: East Coast Erosion...

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IFAI Installs Solar Panels Reducing Costs and Pollution

November 13th, 2018

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) headquarters, located in Roseville, Minnesota, reduced their electricity usage by installing solar energy panels. Projected savings is $85,000 over the next 20 years which IFAI plans to reinvest. “One of our core values is to reduce our environmental footprint and the solar array is a big step. We will be...

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IFAI Expo 2018 Delivers Valuable and Engaging Event!

November 13th, 2018

Industrial Fabrics Association International Expo (IFAI Expo) offered a wide variety of exhibitors, events and education and was attended by more than 4,850 verified participants! DALLAS, TX— The 98th IFAI Expo attracted more than 4,350 verified registered participants from IFAI Expo and 500 scanned leads from CAMX to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center for...

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