New standard will support measuring quality of cement in geosynthetic composite mats

June 29th, 2020

A new ASTM International standard will aid engineers and specifiers looking to understand the quality and strength of cement contained in geosynthetic cementitious composite mats (GCCMs). ASTM’s geosynthetics committee developed the new standard, which is needed to allow for a consistent industry method for the application of compression strength in GCCMs. GCCMs are flexible, concrete-impregnated […]

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IGS releases 2020 election results

June 24th, 2020

With a field of 17 extraordinary candidates from 12 countries applying for 7 council positions there was significant competition. The newly elected council members will stand for the term which concludes in 2024. The incoming IGS council members will be Dr. Laura Carbone (Germany), Francesco Fontana (Italy), Dr. Jacek Kawalec (Poland), Dr. Yoshihisa Miyata (Japan), […]

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Tent Expo 2021 postponed to January 2022

June 22nd, 2020

Tent Expo 2021 has been postponed to January 2022. Tent Rental Division (TRD) chairman Michael Tharpe released the following statement: The COVID-19 pandemic has hit our members hard and changed the way in which we do business in today's environment. As your association, TRD has felt your pain and has listened to your issues and concerns […]

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AATCC announces upcoming webinars on innovative business practices

June 21st, 2020

The AATCC has announced two upcoming webinars focused on innovative business practices. June 29, 2020; 11:00 AM (EDT) Webinar: Drive Organic Growth... with B2B-optimized Customer Interviews  Presented by Dan Adams, president of The AIM Institute Learn how to put your B2B advantages to work, so you can go beyond “hand-me-down” consumer voice-of-customer methods. Great interviewing leads to better […]

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NCTO elects David Roberts of Cap Yarns as chairman

June 17th, 2020

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) has elected David Roberts, CEO of Cap Yarns Inc., Clover, S.C., as its new chairman. Representing the full spectrum of U.S. textiles from fiber through finished sewn products, NCTO held its officer elections for fiscal year 2020 on Tuesday, June 16. Roberts succeeds Leib Oehmig, CEO of Glen […]

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Free webinar: Advanced nanofiber production with disruptive technologies

May 5th, 2020

Nanoscience Instruments will present precision nanofiber electrospinning with the Fluidnatek and fast analysis with the Phenom desktop SEM in a free online webinar May 12, 2020. As the demand for air filtration materials has increased globally, especially in the wake of an aerosol-based global pandemic, alternative sources of filter fibers are now an area of […]

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APWA cancels PWX 2020 due to COVID-19

April 27th, 2020

The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced its decision to cancel Public Works Expo (PWX) 2020 scheduled for Aug. 31–Sept. 2, 2020 in New Orleans, La. After very careful consideration, APWA’s board of directors unanimously decided to cancel PWX 2020. Over recent weeks, APWA has been closely monitoring data related to the spread of COVID-19, […]

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IFAI announces hiring of Fred Chuck as GMA executive director

April 17th, 2020

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced the hiring of Fred Chuck as the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) executive director. He brings more than 38 years of geosynthetics industry experience along with him to IFAI. Fred Chuck Throughout the past two decades, Chuck has served in multiple roles at different companies within the geosynthetics industry as well as time […]

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E Squared offering webinars

April 13th, 2020

While we are all staying safe during these trying times, we can also take this opportunity to learn. E Squared is offering “No Lunch, Just Learn” complimentary webinars. The company can schedule a webinar for your remote staff. It is essentially the same presentation they provide during onsite Lunch & Learns, except without the lunch. […]

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SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses launches

April 3rd, 2020

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza launched the Paycheck Protection Program on April 3, 2020, a $349 billion emergency loan program created last week with the President’s signing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES). The program provides forgivable loans of up to $10 million to small businesses left […]

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