NCTO endorses U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

December 7th, 2018

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) board of directors has endorsed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), according to a December 6th press release. The United States, Canada and Mexico signed the USMCA November 30. NCTO is a Washington, D.C. trade association that represents domestic textile manufacturers, including artificial and synthetic filament and fiber producers. According...

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DFI to host 2019 Annual Conference on Deep Foundations in Chicago, Abstracts being accepted until December 14

December 6th, 2018

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) is hosting its 44th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, Oct. 15-18, 2019, in Chicago. The theme of the conference is > Future > Forward. The 2019 conference serves a call to action to develop forward-thinking plans in deep foundation and geotechnical engineering and construction through technical presentations and panel discussions....

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Titan ranks high in geogrid manufacturer study

December 4th, 2018

Industry Research News recently ranked Titan among the top three of 31 international companies recognized as key players in the 2018 global geogrids market, the company announced. The report offers a competitive analysis and ranking of the key players involved in the manufacturing and distribution of geogrids in North America, Europe, Asia (Japan, China, India), Southeast...

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SGS and Cipatex release new PVC geomembranes

December 3rd, 2018

Sierra Geosynthetic Services Inc. (SGS) is now offering new Cipatex DG and Hipertech R geomembranes. Cipatex and SGS collaborated on the development of the new DG200 which is a 0.8mm PVC geomembrane bonded on either side with 200 gsm nonwoven geotextile. The composite material provides a geomembrane with extraordinary puncture and tear resistance, as well as...

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New game apps teach safe lifting and materials handling practices

December 1st, 2018

The Center for Construction Research and Training, an OSHA Alliance Program participant, has launched a number of new safety resources, including free game apps to help educate employees on how to prevent injuries that result from manually lifting and moving heavy materials. Lifting heavy items is one of the leading causes of injury in the...

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IFAI’s Manufacturing for Good booth assembles duffel bags for homeless recovery center

December 1st, 2018

Businesses rallied together at the Manufacturing for Good demo booth at Expo 2018 to create duffel bags for The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center. Photo: © Mark Skalny, Mark Skalny Photography. IFAI’s Manufacturing for Good booth made its second appearance at Expo 2018 held in October in Dallas, Texas. Workers at the live manufacturing booth assembled...

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A dazzling duo: indoor fabrics and lighting

December 1st, 2018

Cooledge Lighting creates luminous ceilings, supplying the primary lighting for architectural spaces. Shown here is the stunning Conagra corporate lobby in Omaha, Neb., which recreates the immersive feel of being outdoors through the use of a luminous “cloud” of knitted polyester fabric for the ceiling. Photo: Cooledge Lighting Inc. Fabrics have always been an essential...

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Going the distance: Rob Kotowski rebuilds the family business

December 1st, 2018

Photos by Carlson Productions LLC We don’t anticipate that the completion of a project is the last time we talk with our clients,” says Rob Kotowski, owner and president of Lake Shore Boat Top Co., St. Clair Shores, Mich. “We typically follow up with them a couple of weeks after they’ve taken delivery of their...

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