FHWA Targeted Overlay Pavements Solutions team to host webinar Jan. 24

January 21st, 2022

Photograph courtesy of Federal Highway Administration The Targeted Overlay Pavement Solutions (TOPS) Every Day Counts team of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will host its first concrete overlays webinar on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. EST. Participants will hear about challenges and possible solutions, how to determine value, how to get […]

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IFAI Fabricators Conference and Showcase taking place in April

January 21st, 2022

The Industrial Fabric Association International (IFAI) Fabricators Conference and Showcase 2022 will take place April 12, 2022, at Northcoast Canvas Training Workshops in Port Clinton, Ohio. The one-day conference is an opportunity to expand hands-on fabrication skills and grow industry knowledge. Showcase highlights include: Workforce development and training; tips, guidelines and resourcesRoundtable discussions covering industry […]

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Cooley Group announces six key promotions to leadership team

January 21st, 2022

Cooley Group’s executive leadership team has promoted six employees to expanded leadership roles. The promotions place particular emphasis on supporting women in leadership positions. The move increases the number of women on the Cooley senior leadership team to more than 30% and the number of women in general management to more than 40%. The Cooley […]

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Data shows boat sales strong in 2021, continued momentum expected in 2022

January 20th, 2022

Data reported by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) show that new powerboat retail unit sales are expected to surpass 300,000 units for the second consecutive year, closing 2021 an estimated 4 to 6 percent below record highs in 2020 and 7 percent above the five-year sales average. Amid heightened demand for new boats, boat […]

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AGRU America and HK Solutions improve manhole technology using geomembranes

January 20th, 2022

Monoform PLUS for manhole and wet well rehabilitation applications combines HK Solutions’ Monoform with AGRU’s Ultra Grip geomembrane. Manhole incorporating Monoform PLUS. Photograph courtesy of HK Solutions Group AGRU America Inc. and HK Solutions Group have released Monoform PLUS, a comprehensive manhole rehabilitation product package that offers streamlined installation with minimal impact on local traffic, […]

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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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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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