Arkansas creates outdoor rec office

June 30th, 2021

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson recently announced that the state will create an Office of Outdoor Recreation within the state’s Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. The new office will be focused on developing new opportunities to showcase the state’s wide variety of outdoor activities, including boating, trail activities, and cycling. Arkansas is among the first […]

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Mining tailings management with geosynthetics

June 30th, 2021

Tailings are by-products, the materials that remain after the process of separating the target mineral from the uneconomic fraction of an ore. They are different from the waste rock or other material that overlies an ore or mineral body, which are displaced during mining without being processed. Tailings can be liquid, solid or a slurry […]

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GSI to host webinar on hydraulic applications

June 30th, 2021

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geomembranes in Hydraulic Applications (dams, canals, reservoirs, tunnels, pipes),”on July 14, 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. By 2040 it is estimated that two billion people […]

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Beaver Paper Group installs largest robotic arm in U.S.

June 30th, 2021

Beaver Paper Group, a manufacturer of sublimation media and cut and sew papers, has added one of the largest, state-of-the-art robotic arm and precision perforator to its newly remodeled production division. The Dalmec Robotic Arm Manipulator will allow operators to pick up and move large-scale paper rolls with minimal effort and maximum safety. The Dalmec […]

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2020 US Boating Statistical Abstract for cruiser, watersport and fishing boat sales trends available

June 29th, 2021

The Cruiser, Watersport, Fishing Boat & Trailer Sales Trends section of the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s (NMMA) 2020 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract is now available on www.nmma.org. This report examines retail sales trends of new boats commonly used for three top boating activities: cruising, watersports and fishing. Key insights from the report include: Retail […]

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Standard Textile and Küçükçalık announce joint venture

June 29th, 2021

Standard Textile Co. Inc. and Küçükçalık have entered into a joint venture agreement. The agreement brings together the specialized expertise and knowledge of two leading textile manufacturing companies to expand their product portfolio and accelerate growth in the healthcare, hospitality and consumer markets. Küçükçalık is a global textile manufacturing company with key operations in Turkey […]

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Saunders joins Champion Thread Company

June 28th, 2021

Champion Thread Company (CTC), a producer and marketer of industrial sewing threads, engineered yarns and other textile and sewn products accessories, has hired John Saunders as its manufacturing manager. Leveraging decades of industry experience and knowledge, Saunders, a third-generation thread and yarn expert, will participate in and provide guidance to all CTC product and manufacturing […]

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Vegan leather upholstery fabric

June 28th, 2021

Compo-SiL® silicone rubber-based marine leather is a green alternative to leather used in upholstery. Compo-SiL® silicone rubber-based marine leather is a green alternative to toxic leather and leatherette materials used for interior and exterior marine upholstery. Non-toxic and free of PPA, lead, latex and halogens, it is maintenance-free and easy to clean. It withstands the […]

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Innovation in the construction industry

June 28th, 2021

By Bryan Gee, director of education and training, Tensar International The construction industry has a long history of innovation. From the Romans paving the way for our modern road infrastructure to technological breakthroughs like the building information modeling (BIM) system, we have come a long way from breaking the wheels of our horse-drawn carriages in rutted dirt roads. […]

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ASCE 2021 Infrastructure Report Card: Five segments where geomembranes offer cost-effective solutions

June 25th, 2021

By Felon Wilson, Geomembrane Consultant for Seaman Corp. Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases a report on the state of infrastructure in the U.S. The report is in the form of a report card with an A to F grade and includes details on the overall grade in the 17 […]

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