NCTO concerned over plan to impose tariffs on Mexico

May 31st, 2019

Kim Glas, president and CEO of the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), has issued the following statement in response to the administration’s decision under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act to assess penalty duties on Mexico as an attempt to address the growing immigration dispute on the U.S. southern border. The proposed 5 percent...

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Dr. Richard Brachman to present the inaugural Zornberg Lecture

May 30th, 2019

The Zornberg Lecture Selection Task Force, comprised of the presidents of IGS Argentina, IGS Brazil, IGS Mexico, IGS North America and the Chair of the IGS Pan-American Activities Committee, has appointed Dr. Richard Brachman, from Queen’s University, Canada, as the first Zornberg lecturer. The Zornberg Lecture was established in recognition of Dr. Jorge Zornberg’s major...

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Solmax appoints Eric Blond as global technical services director

May 30th, 2019

Solmax announced the appointment of Eric Blond to serve as its global technical services director, effective June 3. Blond holds nearly 25 years of experience in geosynthetic testing, research and knowledge of civil engineering and polymeric construction materials. “I am delighted to welcome Eric to our senior leadership team as we continue to fulfill Solmax’s...

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Press Release: IFAI Outlook 2019 Conference explores sustainability, military and future opportunities

May 29th, 2019

For Immediate Release November 29, 2019 Targeting the future was the goal of the 2019 Outlook Conference, sponsored by Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI). This year’s Outlook Conference, held May 6-8 at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Ga., attracted 111 textile manufacture leaders, who gathered for education and updates on government relations, economics and sustainability.   “The USIFI advisory board and...

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GSI to host webinar on geotextile tubes

May 29th, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Applications and Design of Geotextile Tubes,” on June 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Geotextile tubes are large factory-fabricated textile tubes with multiple access ports...

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Geo 2020 presentations deadline is Friday

May 28th, 2019

The Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES is set to take place March 8–10, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. The deadline is Friday, May 31, for presentation proposals. This is your opportunity to share your experiences with your colleagues through a 30-minute in-depth case study. No formal papers are required. Select case studies will be featured in...

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Carhartt partners with ISAIC to support skills and labor for the sewn trades

May 24th, 2019

Carhartt, a premium workwear brand, has announced that it is partnering with the Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center (ISAIC) by dedicating the third floor of its Cass Avenue, Detroit, retail location to the organization. In addition, the company is also making an in-kind donation of apparel manufacturing equipment to help support the organization’s launch plans....

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WorldSkills USA at the Global Trade Skills Competition, August 22-27, Kazan, Russia

May 24th, 2019

SkillsUSA today revealed 22 young competitors who will represent the United States at WorldSkills, the largest international showcase of the skilled trades. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Its selected team members, with an average age of 19, are masters in their craft....

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Lydall divests geosynthetic installation business

May 23rd, 2019

Lydall Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary Texel Technical Materials Inc. (“Lydall”), announced today that it completed the sale of Texel Geosol Inc. (“Geosol”) on May 9, 2019, to FC Géosynthétiques Inc. (“FC”). Geosol installs geosynthetic products in the civil engineering and environmental protection sectors, principally within the province of Quebec, Canada. “The divestiture of Geosol...

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OFPANZ annual conference, July 25-27, New Zealand

May 22nd, 2019

The Outdoor Fabric Products Association of New Zealand (OFPANZ) will hold its 2019 Annual Conference at the Napier War Memorial Conference Center in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, on July 25-27. The conference will bring together a diverse range of speakers and workshops, offering a variety of educational, social and professional networking opportunities, including the annual...

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