Maryland governor establishes outdoor rec office

October 15th, 2021

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced the state would establish an office of outdoor recreation (OREC) and the hiring of the first Executive Director, J. Daryl Anthony, according the National Marine Manufacturing Association website. In partnership with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Department of Commerce, the establishment of an OREC will strengthen the coordination […]

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USUCGER launches Testing Innovation Fellowship Program

October 15th, 2021

Photograph courtesy Tensar Corp. The United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER) launched a new student Testing Innovation Fellowship Program aimed at transitioning geosynthetics-related research to American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM) standards and increasing student engagement in our professional organizations. The fellowship program will be jointly supported by the […]

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Polartec and Browzwear launch first true-to-life 3D performance fabrics

October 15th, 2021

Polartec, a Milliken & Company brand, and premium creator of innovative and sustainable textile solutions, has announced a new partnership with Browzwear, a pioneer of 3D digital solutions for the fashion industry. A first for the brand, users will now be able to digitally design and create with Polartec’s performance fabric range. The fabric library […]

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There’s still time to register for GeoNashville

October 14th, 2021

Secure your spot today Photograph courtesy of Geosynthetics Ltd. GeoNashville 2021, Nov. 4–5, is only a few weeks away, and there is still time to get registered. This event is a great opportunity for professionals in the geotechnical industry to reconnect with their peers, exhibitors and the industry.  What to expect at GeoNashville In-depth plenary discussionsOpen networking […]

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NOAA seeks new members for Ocean Exploration Advisory Board

October 14th, 2021

NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) is seeking up to four new members for its Ocean Exploration Advisory Board, a federal advisory committee that advises the NOAA administrator on strategic planning, exploration priorities, competitive ocean exploration grant programs and other matters as requested. In addition to advising NOAA leaders, NOAA expects the board to play […]

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Geosynthetics prevent floods and protect lives, livelihoods and property

October 14th, 2021

Geosynthetics, when designed into dikes, strengthen flood defenses. Photograph courtesy of the International Geosynthetics Society Changes in weather patterns are one of the principal effects of climate change. We are now seeing more extreme weather conditions. This has a huge impact on vulnerable communities living in low lying areas, who suffer change to land use […]

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NCTO issues statement following President Biden’s remarks on global supply chain crisis

October 14th, 2021

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kim Glas issued a statement following President Biden’s remarks on the global supply chain crisis and stressed the importance of investing onshoring and nearshoring. NCTO President and CEO Kim Glas: “We appreciate President Biden’s call to ensure we are building more resilient and reliable supply […]

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Herculite Products promotes two employees to new roles

October 14th, 2021

Herculite Products Inc., an innovator and manufacturer of high performance and custom fabrics, has announced that Paul Flaherty and Marco Angelone have received leadership promotions. Flaherty has been promoted to the newly created position of chief strategy officer. In the new role, he will be responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s long […]

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CONNECT by IFAI hosts workforce development event

October 13th, 2021

CONNECT by IFAI will be hosting an Ask Me Anything on Workforce Development event with textile industry recruiter Doug Coley of Coley Company on Oct. 19. Coley is a seasoned recruiter with more than 25 years of recruiting success in the apparel, textile and nonwovens industries. Prior to his recruiting career, Coley worked directly in […]

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British Institution of Civil Engineers report outlines six ways for civil engineers to act on climate change

October 13th, 2021

By Mark Hansford Illustration courtesy of the Institution of Civil Engineers In one month, world leaders will gather in Glasgow, Scotland, U.K., for the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP26). The British Institution of Civil Engineers anticipates bold new targets and agreements to act on climate change, including faster moves toward net zero carbon in tandem […]

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