MFA Regional Workshop registration open

January 19th, 2022

Registration is now open for the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) regional workshop hosted by Charlton’s Marine Canvas in Yorktown, Va., February 10-11, 2022. This is an opportunity for hands-on marine fabrication education in a shop setting. Build your network with like-minded business owners, exhibitors and suppliers, and share business information while you socialize and expand […]

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Part 2: Top ways to overcome difficulties interpreting geomembrane chemical resistance data

January 19th, 2022

By Felon Wilson, Industrial Fabrics Business Director, Seaman Corp. Oily water/solvents runoff impoundment, Kentucky. Photograph courtesy of Seaman Corp. Editor’s note: This is part 2 of the 3-part series, “Understanding and Assuring Proper Geomembrane Chemical Resistance.” Part 1 was published on Jan. 12, 2022, and Part 3 will be published on Jan. 26, 2022. It […]

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Expanded colors for marine, awning acrylics

January 18th, 2022

Recasens USA has introduced an expanded selection of colors for its RECacril 60” fabric collection. Recasens USA has introduced an expanded selection of colors for its RECacril 60” fabric collection. Favored in the marine industry for its exceptional color resistance to high salinity conditions, the expanded collection is made from the same solution-dyed acrylic fibers […]

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U.S. Supreme Court blocks OSHA’s vaccine and testing mandate

January 18th, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily blocked the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for private employers with 100 or more employees. The Court ruled 6-3 against OSHA’s employer mandate, blocking it from taking effect while other legal challenges play out.

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Protecting groundwater with geomembranes in Swedish highway expansion

January 18th, 2022

Integrated into a highway expansion project in Ljungby, Sweden, an HDPE geomembrane protects groundwater feeding the drinking water supply of 70,000 Swedes. Photograph courtesy of Solmax The E4 highway in Sweden meanders 346 miles (557 km) between Helsingborg and Stockholm. It is one of the country’s most important traffic and transport routes. Trafikverket (Swedish Transport […]

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Latest episode of Talking Textiles features Sollertia’s Claude Le Bel

January 17th, 2022

The latest episode of IFAI's Talking Textiles podcast is now available. From the circus biz to the fabric biz, learn how Canadian architectural textile firm Sollertia built its business. Sollertia has taken on and completed some of the most ambitious fabric structure projects in the country.  In this episode, "If You Build It, They Will Come," […]

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DOT announces historic bridge investment under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

January 17th, 2022

More than $27 billion to states and tribal transportation facilities to fix an estimated 15,000 bridges nationwide Bridge at Overpeck Park in Bergen County, N.J. The DOT bridge guidance notes that federal funds can be used for 100 percent of the cost of repairing or rehabilitating locally owned bridges. Photograph by FeldBum. Creative Commons License: […]

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LOGISTEC Corp. names Bolduc president of LOGISTEC Environmental Services and SANEXEN Environmental Services

January 14th, 2022

Jean-François Bolduc. Photograph courtesy of LOGISTEC Corp. LOGISTEC Corp. in Montreal, Que., Canada, appointed Jean-François Bolduc president of LOGISTEC Environmental Services Inc. and SANEXEN Environmental Services Inc., leading providers of innovative environmental engineering solutions. Bolduc brings an impressive track record as a global engineering, consulting and senior construction executive with 30 years’ experience delivering environmental […]

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Ask Me Anything with IFAI chair Amy Bircher January 31

January 13th, 2022

The Industrial Fabrics Association International will be hosting an "Ask Me Anything" with new IFAI board chair Amy Bircher. The event will take place from 2 to 3pm EST, Monday, January 31, in CONNECT by IFAI's Open Forum. Bircher will be answering member questions about the future of IFAI and challenges currently facing the industry. […]

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MFA Regional Workshop registration open

January 13th, 2022

Registration is now open for the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) regional workshop hosted by Charlton’s Marine Canvas in Yorktown, Va., February 10-11, 2022. This is an opportunity for hands-on marine fabrication education in a shop setting. Build your network with like-minded business owners, exhibitors and suppliers, and share business information while you socialize and expand […]

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