Registration is open for the Geosynthetics Virtual Conference 2021

November 23rd, 2020

Registration is now open for the Geosynthetics Virtual Conference 2021. Although we were looking forward to seeing you in Kansas City, Mo., in February, we are thrilled to offer the same great education, technical sessions, short courses and exhibit hall within our virtual event platform, Feb. 22–25, 2021. Visit the event website to preview everything […]

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GSI to host webinar on geosynthetics in paved and unpaved roads

November 22nd, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geosynthetics used in paved and unpaved roads,” on December 2, 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. Beginning in the 1930s, geotextiles and later geogrids have been […]

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Ferguson acquires Old Dominion Supply and Atlantic Construction Fabrics

November 20th, 2020

Ferguson PLC announced the acquisition of Old Dominion Supply Inc. (Old Dominion), a wholesale distributor of HVAC parts and supplies in Maryland and northern Virginia, and Atlantic Construction Fabrics Inc. (ACF), a geotextile company operating along the East Coast. “In September we announced that we would resume our M&A program,” said Kevin Murphy, group chief […]

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The Wave project wins BCI Award for ABG

November 16th, 2020

The Wave inland surfing lake near Bristol, England, has won the Cultural and Leisure Project of the Year at this year’s British Construction Industry awards, hosted by NCE Magazine. The lake’s design includes ABG’s Pozidrain geocomposite drainage layer to relieve groundwater uplift pressure at the site. The location is nearby to the Severn Estuary and its floodplains, […]

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IGS sets plans for 2021

November 16th, 2020

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) officers and council committee members met online recently to confirm developments and set priorities for the year ahead. Highlights during the virtual meetings included official confirmation of the IGS’s new charitable body, the IGS Foundation. The organization aims to improve the learning and adoption of geosynthetics worldwide. It will build on […]

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Standard for active illumination developed in Europe

November 16th, 2020

In a session at IFAI Virtual Expo 2020, “Smart Textiles Standardization, Active Illumination,” Dr. Jan Beringer, senior scientific expert Hohenstein Group, explained the new standard for active illumination that will soon be implemented in European Union countries.  Organizations worked together to develop the standards. It is notable, he said that both textile and electronics industries […]

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Rapid prototyping = faster market launch

November 16th, 2020

A presentation at IFAI Virtual Expo 2020, titled, “Rapid Prototyping and Textile Product Development” urged attendees to use “sticks and glue … whatever method you have to get your idea out there.” The presenter, Dr. Andre West, director of the Zeis Textiles Extension (ZTE), Wilson College of Textiles, NC State University, may not have meant […]

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Textile industry leaders call for policy changes to support U.S. production of PPE

November 13th, 2020

The U.S. textile industry has stepped up to meet the demand for face masks, medical gowns, wipes and other products necessary to combat the coronavirus pandemic, but it needs policy changes from Washington so that the U.S. is not caught off-guard again in a future crisis, according to association leaders speaking at Industrial Fabrics Association […]

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Deep dive into roller shades

November 13th, 2020

Interior shade can be an important aspect of how people perceive the comfort of a room in terms of lighting, temperature and acoustics. While people may take that shading for granted, says Colin Blackford, director of business development at Mermet USA, the right type of shading gives “occupants a sense of control over their environment.” […]

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Seaman Corporation names Susan Meade vice president of human resources

November 12th, 2020

Seaman Corporation, a family-owned business headquartered in Wooster, Ohio, is pleased to announce that Susan Meade, SPHR/SHRM-SCP, has been named vice president of human resources. Meade is a 10-year veteran with Seaman Corporation and has been a key contributor in many aspects of the human resource function, most recently serving as senior manager of compensation […]

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