Marine Fabricators Conference 2019 delivers second-largest attendance in history

January 22nd, 2019

2019 Marine Fabricators Conference delivers second-largest attendance in history with nearly 100 first-time attendees The 2019 Marine Fabricators Conference, Jan. 10-12, was a huge hit, with 260 verified registrants, making it the second-largest crowd in conference history. With nearly a hundred first-time attendees, conference-goers enjoyed attending a wide variety of educational sessions, networking and strolling...

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GSI to host webinar on failed MSE walls

January 22nd, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar “A Data Base and Analysis of 320 Failed MSE Walls With Geosynthetic Reinforcement,” on Feb. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Mechanically stabilized earth (MSE)...

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Registration open for the DFI 44th annual conference

January 21st, 2019

Registration is open for the DFI 44th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, Oct. 15–18, 2019, at the Hilton Chicago. The theme of the conference is > Future > Forward. The 2019 conference serves as a call to action to develop forward-thinking plans in deep foundation and geotechnical engineering and construction through technical presentations and panel...

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Geo MEast 2019 issues call for abstracts

January 18th, 2019

GeoMEast 2019 International Congress and Exhibition is now accepting abstracts. The conference will be held in Cairo, Egypt, Nov. 10–14, 2019, at the Historical Cairo Marriott Hotel. It will be hosted by the Egyptian Government, and supported by TRB, ASCE, CSCE, ISSMGE, IAEG, DFI, ARMA, Geosynthetics Institute (USA), Geosynthetic Materials Association of IFAI, ASTM, IABSE,...

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Retractableawnings.com add new features to website

January 18th, 2019

Retractableawnings.com recently added an infographic to its website as a new feature to educate customers on retractable fabric awnings. This feature explains the value that retractable awnings add to a home or business, and the savings they can provide via utilities bills. Retactableawnings.com sells and installs retractable fabric awnings and other types of sun, wind,...

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IFAI will present webinars on California Prop 65

January 15th, 2019

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will host a two-part webinar entitled “California Proposition 65—1986 to Today: What You Need to Know Even after All These Years” on January 29 and February 5, beginning at 1 pm EST each day. California’s Proposition 65, also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (or, more simply,...

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Business insurance offered as new benefit to MFA members

January 15th, 2019

IFAI now offers business insurance to members of the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA). The broker for this new membership benefit is Marsh & McLennan Agency, who is also IFAI’s insurance broker. “This is the first time IFAI has been able to offer this type of benefit to members. We have had many requests from members...

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Layfield launches gas barrier geomembrane

January 14th, 2019

Layfield Geosynthetics announced the release of VaporFlex® Premium geomembrane. VaporFlex® Premium is a 7-layer coextruded geomembrane barrier with an ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) core layer. This high-performance geomembrane is specifically designed to provide an ultra-low permeability gas barrier in a broad range of geoenvironmental applications. When compared to high-density polyethylene (HDPE), the VaporFlex® Premium was...

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Longtime Hoigaard’s sales manager passes away

January 14th, 2019

Michael J. O’Toole, a sales manager at Hoigaard’s Custom Canvas and Awning, Plymouth, Minn., has passed away. O’Toole worked for Hoigaard’s for more than 50 years. More information about O’Toole is available here. Hoigaard’s, an awning manufacturer, was founded more than 120 years ago and was one of fourteen companies that founded Industrial Fabrics Association...

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GSI to host webinar on geosynthetic drainage materials

January 11th, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar “Geosynthetic Drainage Materials: Applications, Design, Installation and Performance,” on Jan. 24, 2019, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Geosynthetic drainage materials consist of a drainage core...

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