Baca joins GMA executive council

May 17th, 2019

Owens Corning has named Carl Baca as the company’s liaison to the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) executive council. Baca takes the place of Andy Durham, who left Owens Corning for a position with Erosion Control Systems of Florida. Carl Baca joins the GMA executive council Baca is in charge of marketing for Owens Corning Geosynthetics....

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GMA to host Waste Containment System Design III seminar in Syracuse, N.Y.

May 2nd, 2019

Photographs courtesy GMA The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) will sponsor the seminar “Waste Containment Design III: An Overview of the Current State of Practice for the Design of Solid Waste Landfill Double-Liner and Final Cover Systems,” July 16–17, at the Crowne Plaza in Syracuse, N.Y. The objective of this third in a series of landfill...

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GMA releases schedule for Geosynthetics Conference 2019 meetings, requests RSVPs

January 7th, 2019

The Geosynthetic Materials Association announces open meetings at the Geosynthetics Conference 2019, which runs February 10–13 in Houston, Texas. All meetings are open to the public, and GMA requests all those who intend to attend RSVP. GMA meetings include those of the Erosion Control Focus Group, Geotextile Focus Group, Environmental Focus Group, Distributor Focus Group...

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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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Gardner concludes his time as GMA chair, Chuck steps in

November 20th, 2018

Former GMA executive council chair Keith Gardner (left) and new chair Fred Chuck Keith Gardner of Dalco Nonwovens LLC ended his term as chair of IFAI’s Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) executive council at a meeting of the council in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 13, 2018. GMA 1st vice chair, Fred Chuck, of HUESKER Inc., took...

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GSI’s Koerner to host webinar on geosynthetics in erosion control, GMA members get discounted rates

September 25th, 2018

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar entitled “Geosynthetics in Erosion Control,” on Oct. 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The webinar will be hosted by Dr. Robert M. Koerner. GMA member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. The estimated society cost of...

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Barry R. Christopher honored with 2018 Koerner award and lecture series

September 11th, 2018

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), led by a Koerner awardee selection task force, selected Barry R. Christopher, Ph.D., P.E., as the recipient of the 2018 Dr. Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series. The award and lecture series is named for Dr. Robert M. Koerner, Ph.D., the founder and director emeritus of the Geosynthetic Institute...

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Senators and House members introduce bill to spur use of innovative infrastructure materials, GMA plays key role

August 3rd, 2018

Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.; Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.; Mike Rounds, R-S.D.; and Cory Booker, D-N.J., introduced on Aug. 2 the Innovative Materials for America’s Growth and Infrastructure Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act, to encourage research and deployment of innovative construction materials in transportation and water infrastructure projects nationwide. Investing in these new techniques and materials would help...

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‘Emerging Topics in Geosynthetics’ is focus of free all-day live-streaming short course

July 20th, 2018

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), in partnership with the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI), will live-stream an all-day short course on “Emerging Topics in Geosynthetics,” Aug. 3, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:55 p.m. CDT. The short course is free to geosynthetics industry professionals. Photograph courtesy of Owens Corning...

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Show off your 2019 Geosynthetics Conference exhibitor products in Geosynthetics magazine

July 16th, 2018

The October/November 2018 issue of Geosynthetics magazine will include a look at new products and services to be exhibited at the 2019 Geosynthetics Conference in Houston, Texas, Feb. 10–13, 2019. Exhibitors with reserved booth space at the 2019 Geosynthetics Conference are eligible for this free product coverage in our print magazine. To participate, here’s what...

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