A Success – IFAI Expo Attracts Strong Attendance in Orlando

October 22nd, 2019

ORLANDO, FL USA—IFAI Expo 2019, North America’s largest specialty, industrial and advanced textiles event, hosted more than 325 exhibiting companies and a total of 4,412 verified participants from 64 countries at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL USA. IFAI Expo is produced by Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI). IFAI Expo provided attendees access...

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$1 million to boost geosynthetics education?

October 15th, 2019

Global geosynthetics research, education and training could receive an incredible uplift thanks to a new fundraising body. The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has officially formed the IGS Foundation with the purpose of raising funds to further educate the world about geosynthetics. As a nonprofit organization, the foundation will allow individuals and businesses to make one-off...

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IFAI announces changes to Board of Directors

October 15th, 2019

ROSEVILLE, MN – The IFAI Board of Directors announced changes in leadership at the IFAI Annual Meeting held Oct. 2 at IFAI Expo 2019, in Orlando, FL at the Orange County Convention Center. The new members of the board and position changes are: Chairman – Kathy Schaefer, IFM, Glawe Tent and Awning Company (2-year term)...

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Ennis Fabrics introduces regular website discounts

October 15th, 2019

The recently launched Ennis Fabrics e-commerce website now has promotional discounts that are regularly offered to customers. The responsive website is user-friendly and visually pleasing, with more than 10,000 different products. Customers may now place orders, view stock levels, and access their pricing, invoices, and order history all online. “We are very excited to announce...

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GSI to host webinar on stability designs of landfill cover soils

October 15th, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Stability Designs of Landfill Cover Soils,” on Oct. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. This webinar focuses on the stability design of relatively thin soil...

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Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES plenary speakers announced

October 14th, 2019

The Welcome Plenary of the Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES, March 8–10, 2020, features three local case studies, each detailing a project in Charleston, S.C. Speakers represent the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SC-DOT), S&ME Inc. and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Attendees will learn how the unique challenges of design and installation in...

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Funding innovation: the Rhode Island Advanced Materials Innovation Center

October 11th, 2019

Governor Gina Raimondo recently joined with University of Rhode Island (URI) President David Dooley to announce $1 million in funding for the creation of the 401 Tech Bridge, the Rhode Island Materials Innovation Center. Industry partners will be able to work in the 401 Tech Bridge Center with the University of Rhode Island and entities...

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TRI/Environmental to host CQA Training Week

October 11th, 2019

TRI/Environmental is offering two one-day short courses, which may be taken singly or as a package. They are designed specifically for those who need a detailed understanding of proper construction quality control (CQC) and construction quality assurance (CQA) procedures at waste containment facilities. The courses provide ideal preparation for the Geosynthetic Certification Institute’s Inspectors Certification...

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IFAI’s 2019 Outstanding Volunteer Awards

October 8th, 2019

At this year’s annual meeting during IFAI Expo 2019, IFAI presented the Outstanding Volunteer Awards, recognizing members who generously gave of their time to serve on different boards, task forces and committees, judged competitions and provided education and leadership to others in the industry. This year’s winners: Amy Bircher, president, MMI Textiles Inc. Jonathan Chakales,...

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2019 Chairman’s Award winner: Scott Campbell, Rainier Industries

October 8th, 2019

The Chairman’s Award (originally, the President’s Award) is an honor bestowed by the chairman of IFAI to an individual that has had an extraordinary and meaningful impact on the association. It is rarely given, and awarded at the sole discretion of the IFAI chairman. At IFAI’s annual meeting at IFAI Expo 2019, IFAI chairman Steve...

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