GWMS issues call for abstracts

May 21st, 2019

The Seventh Global Waste Management Symposium (GWMS) has released a call for abstracts for the conference and expo, to be held Feb. 23–26, 2020, in Indian Wells, Calif. The GWMS will serve as a forum for the presentation of applied and fundamental research, case studies, and policy analysis on solid waste and materials management. GWMS...

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ASTM hosting GCL workshop in Denver

May 21st, 2019

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) will hold the workshop “Advances in Characterization of Hydraulic Barrier Performance of GCLs” at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Colorado on June 5. Chaired by Kent von Maubeuge of NAUE GmbH & Co. KG, the workshop will cover test prescription, long-term hydraulic performance, equipment and laboratory...

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Baca joins GMA executive council

May 17th, 2019

Owens Corning has named Carl Baca as the company’s liaison to the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) executive council. Baca takes the place of Andy Durham, who left Owens Corning for a position with Erosion Control Systems of Florida. Carl Baca joins the GMA executive council Baca is in charge of marketing for Owens Corning Geosynthetics....

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Wholesale Shade introduces Shade Sail University

May 10th, 2019

Wholesale Shade, a premier shade sail fabricator, has developed a comprehensive guide for the shade sail industry. Covering design, selling, installation and more, this guide is a must-have for anyone looking to get into the shade business or to train new employees. It includes standard industry forms and a glossary of terms.  A redesigned website...

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Two major acquisitions in less than 30 days

May 9th, 2019

Last month, a family investment group in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, acquired all controlling interests in the European operations of Propex Operating Company LLC and renamed the company Propex Furnishing Solutions. Their agreement, which included the rights to purchase the furnishings business in the U.S., was exercised at the end of April and finalized before the new...

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2020 IECA Annual Conference and Expo call for abstracts is open

May 9th, 2019

Industry professionals are encouraged to submit an abstract to speak at the 2020 IECA Annual Conference and Expo in Raleigh, N.C., Feb. 23–26, 2020. The abstract submission deadline is May 31, 2019. Experts who are interested in sharing their knowledge on stormwater and MS4 management; erosion and sediment control; and wetland, stream and shoreline restoration...

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ISSMGE issues call for abstracts for 4th ICTG 2020

May 7th, 2019

The International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) has released a call for abstracts for the 4th International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics (4th ICTG), to be held Aug. 30–Sept. 2, 2020, in Chicago. The deadline for submissions is June 16, 2019. Themes include many aspects of geotechnical engineering, including geosynthetics in transportation applications....

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Saint-Gobain ADFORS partners with American Road Patch to be the exclusive distributor

May 3rd, 2019

Saint-Gobain ADFORS, a global leader in manufacturing of customized reinforcement solutions, has partnered with ABH Enterprises and Strategic Sourcing Group to be the official distributor of the American Road Patch peel and seal pavement patch. Potholes cost billions of dollars annually in road and collision repairs. Current road repair methods do not always address the...

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GMA to host Waste Containment System Design III seminar in Syracuse, N.Y.

May 2nd, 2019

Photographs courtesy GMA The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) will sponsor the seminar “Waste Containment Design III: An Overview of the Current State of Practice for the Design of Solid Waste Landfill Double-Liner and Final Cover Systems,” July 16–17, at the Crowne Plaza in Syracuse, N.Y. The objective of this third in a series of landfill...

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Merger of Academy Awning and Zebra Awning announced

May 1st, 2019

Academy Awning Inc., Los Angeles, Calif., and Zebra Awning, San Francisco, Calif., have merged. Michael Spear, owner of Zebra Awning, a San Francisco fixture since the mid-1980s, will continue in the role of Northern California representative for the corporation. Michael Richman and Jim Richman, owners of Academy, will serve in their same capacities for the...

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