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 Fabric Structures Student Design Competition winner announced

October 3rd, 2019

Vertex Pavilion won a first-place award in the 2019 Fabric Structures Student Design Competition. The project was created by Omar Fabrisio, Avellandea Lopez and Ramon Sastre, students the Manufacturing Laboratory of the School of Architecture, Art, and Design at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, in Barcelona Spain. The Fabric Structures Association, a division of IFAI, recently...

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2019 Show Stoppers at IFAI Expo

October 3rd, 2019

All the best from Florida: Thursday morning, Oct. 3, at IFAI Expo led off with lists of winners for the year, including the most popular products on the show floor. The eighth annual Show Stopper competition was designed to showcase the best of the best in the industry, from fabrics, equipment and chemicals to services...

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2019 Advanced Textiles Student Design Competition Winners Announced

October 3rd, 2019

The Advanced Textile Products and Narrow Fabrics Institute, divisions of IFAI, recently selected recipients of the 2019 Advanced Textiles Student Design Competition. Association representatives announced the winners at IFAI Expo 2019, held Oct. 1-4 in Orlando, Florida.  First Place First place: Emergency Avalanche Transceiver Garment created by University of Minnesota–Twin Cities students Ian Harris, Warda...

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2019 International Achievement Award winners announced

October 3rd, 2019

Transformit, Gorham, Maine, won a Best in Category 2019 IAA Award for Serpentine. Photo: Tranformit. The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has awarded this year’s International Achievement Awards (IAA) for design excellence in specialty fabrics applications, announced at the awards breakfast on Thursday, Oct. 3 at IFAI Expo 2019. IFAI Expo is the largest specialty...

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IFF Innovation Award winners announced at IFAI Expo 2019

October 3rd, 2019

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) has awarded Propex GeoSolutions, Chattanooga, Tenn., first prize in the 2019 IFF Innovation Award competition. The company’s PETROMAT® Enviro engineered paving fabric won in the category of End Products. Propex GeoSolutions was awarded a prize of $5,000, presented at IFAI Expo in Orlando, Fla. Propex GeoSolutions took first prize in the 2019...

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GSI awards 2019–20 academic fellowships

September 27th, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute’s (GSI’s) fellowship program for the 2019–20 academic year includes candidates pursuing a master’s degree, as well as a doctoral degree. With the help of the GSI board of advisors (BOA), the following eighteen winners of the GSI Fellowship awards were selected. The amount awarded to each fellow is $5,000, bringing the total...

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FGI presents engineering innovation for outstanding project award to Hull & Associates

April 12th, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign presented two Fabricated Geomembrane Engineering Innovation Awards during its biennial membership meeting in Houston, Texas, on Feb. 12, 2019, at the 2019 Geosynthetics Conference. The second award, the 2019 Engineering Innovation Award for Outstanding Fabricated Geomembrane Project, was presented to Hull & Associates...

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GMA honors Sen. Whitehouse as ‘leader of the year’

December 12th, 2018

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) honored Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., with the GMA Leader of the Year Award during the fall Lobby Day in Washington, D.C., on November 14. GMA’s executive council chair Fred Chuck (left) presents Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse with the GMA Leader of Year Award. “I’m honored to be recognized in this way by the...

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MMPA honors IFAI magazines in three categories

November 2nd, 2018

Specialty Fabrics Review has been awarded the first-place Gold Award for Overall Excellence by the Minnesota Media and Publishing Association (MMPA). Galynn Nordstrom, senior editor of Review, accepted the award November 1 at MMPA’s annual gala that recognizes publishing excellence. Todd Berger, senior editor of Geosynthetics, accepted a second-place Silver Award in the directories category...

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