Seizo Shimamaki, chairman of Yamaten, dies

October 14th, 2019

Seizo Shimamaki, chairman of Yamaten Co. Ltd., Osaka, Japan, died September 22nd.  Shimamaki was a great supporter to IFAI Japan since its original establishment in 1994, and he had attended IFAI Expo several times. According to Manabu Shimamaki, his son and president of Yamaten, a farewell gathering will be held November 8 at the Hotel New Otani...

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GoFundMe account set up for Value Vinyls employee

September 4th, 2019

Value Vinyls Inc. has set up a GoFundMe account for longtime employee Willie Cheatham. Cheatham is battling a traumatic health issue and will be in long-term care. The fund is available at http://bit.ly/34eFUs4. 

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GeoDallas watch: Check out the lineup from the USACE Engineer Research and Development Center

July 31st, 2018

Workers pulling a reinforced composite geomembrane at the USACE’s Engineering Research and Development Center. Photograph courtesy Owens Corning GeoDallas is quickly approaching. On Oct. 16–17, 2018, the geotechnical community will gather to hear industry experts share case studies, technical lectures, short courses and panel discussions based on the conference’s theme “Geosynthetics in Transportation and Environmental...

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