Changes at American Cord & Webbing

July 10th

Dennis Smith, national sales manager at American Cord & Webbing Inc. (ACW), has announced his retirement after 27 years with the company. At the same time, Susan Lake is ACW as director of Sales and Marketing. Lake managed the Midwest and East Coast from 2013 to 2015 and left to become vice president of sales...

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USDOT rescinds $857 million from federal aid to state highway funds

July 6th

In a notice issued June 21, 2017, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) rescinded $857 million of unobligated balances apportioned to states. The rescission applies to funding from programs ranging from Interstate Maintenance to the Surface Transportation Block Grant Program. Federal law required the rescissions under the Department of...

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Branch Technology awarded for project

June 19th

Branch Technology won top marks during NASA’s 3-D Habitat Centennial Challenge for a project submission that uses technology that could be used to develop future habitats from materials on other worlds. Working with Foster+Partners, a global architectural and design firm, Brand Technology used materials developed by Techmer PM to fulfill the required task: creating a...

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GSI offers webinar on predicting longevity of covered and exposed geosynthetics

June 12th

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar on “Lifetime Predictions of Covered and Exposed Geosynthetics,” on June 14, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. A most frequently asked question regarding all types of geosynthetics is, “How long will they last?” This webinar answers the question for exposed geotextiles and geomembranes assuming that...

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AASHTO highlights need for infrastructure plan that also fixes trust fund

May 30th

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) called on Congress and the Trump administration to enact a major transportation investment program this year, one that channels federal funds through existing programs and includes a long-term revenue fix for the Highway Trust Fund, according to the AASHTO Journal. Chief executives from state departments...

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Phifer to debut new additions to GeoBella® line

May 2nd

Phifer Incorporated will premiere a collection of vibrant, colorful additions to its GeoBella® Indoor/Outdoor High Performance Fabrics line at the ITMA Showtime Market, June 4-7. Made from reclaimed fibers, GeoBella fabrics boast the plush texture and comfort of indoor furniture backed by the stability, strength and durability needed for outdoor cushion applications. These low-maintenance performance...

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A bigger Yarn Expo

February 20th

Yarn Expo Spring 2017 is expected to be 20 percent larger in scale, occupying more than 19,000 square feet of space, when it is held March 15–17 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai. Nearly 360 exhibitors, up from 309 in 2016, will be on hand to showcase some of the world’s highest...

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India to hit $30 billion export target

February 17th

India’s garment exports are on track to meet a government goal of $30 billion in the next three years, according to the Apparel Export Promotion Council, the official body of apparel exporters in India. Apparel exports are expected to increase in 2017–2018 due to innovative design, quality of products and initiatives by the government, including...

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New Outdura design manager

February 16th

Outdura, Hudson, N.C., has promoted Gloria Tsocos to design manger. Tsocos joined the company in 2015 in the contract fabric division. She began her career as a fabric designer in the home furnishing and hospitality markets and has specialized in indoor and outdoor upholstery fabrics. She served as a professor at the Fashion Institute of...

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ARA donates to wildfire relief

February 15th

Responding to the wildfires that ravaged Gatlinburg and parts of Pigeon Forge, Tenn., the American Rental Association (ARA) Foundation and the ARA of Tennessee have joined forces to donate $6,000 to the American Red Cross for relief efforts. The ARA Foundation matched the ARA of Tennessee’s donation of $3,000 through its Matching Funds Program. The...

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