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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Dimension-Polyant achieves climate neutrality goals, furthers sustainability initiatives

October 13th, 2021

Dimension-Polyant, a leading sailcloth producer and manufacturer of X-Pac® waterproof laminates developed for packs and bags, has developed a multi-tiered sustainability initiative. With the goal of minimizing negative impact on the environment, Dimension-Polyant’s sustainability program is built around climate-neutrality, sustainably sourced materials, longevity of its products and recycling methods for its used materials. Since 2021, […]

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Univ. of Kansas hosting Geotechnical Engineering Conference on Nov. 10

October 12th, 2021

The Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., will host the in-person 53rd Annual Geotechnical Engineering Conference on Nov. 10, 2021. Join colleagues and a host of industry experts for an action-packed, one-day event exploring the latest developments and hottest topics in the geotechnical field.  The conference […]

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2022 MFA Conference schedule released

October 12th, 2021

Registration is open, and the full conference schedule is available for the annual Marine Fabricators Conference being held Jan. 13-15, 2022, at Wild Dunes Charleston’s Island Resort, Isle of Palms, S.C. The conference features three full days of education and networking designed to help marine fabricators cultivate industry connections, improve their efficiency and increase revenue. […]

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Truax becomes ASCE 2022 president

October 12th, 2021

Dennis D. Truax. Photography courtesy ASCE The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) chose Dennis D. Truax, P.E., DEE, D.WRE, F.NSPE, F.ASCE, as its 2022 president during the society’s annual business meeting on Oct. 7, as part of the ASCE 2021 Convention. In truth though, Truax has been hard at work for a while, supporting […]

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