Tent Expo 2019 shines with education and networking opportunities

February 8th, 2019

More than 500 verified tent professionals gathered in Orlando, Fla., in January at Industrial Fabrics Association International’s (IFAI) Tent Expo 2019 for valuable education and networking opportunities under dozens of structures featuring the latest tent technology. Attendees had the opportunity to meet with more than 65 exhibitors, including innovative tent manufacturers and equipment suppliers offering hands-on education,...

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Marine Fabricators Conference 2019 delivers second-largest attendance in history

January 22nd, 2019

2019 Marine Fabricators Conference delivers second-largest attendance in history with nearly 100 first-time attendees The 2019 Marine Fabricators Conference, Jan. 10-12, was a huge hit, with 260 verified registrants, making it the second-largest crowd in conference history. With nearly a hundred first-time attendees, conference-goers enjoyed attending a wide variety of educational sessions, networking and strolling...

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IFAI Sponsors Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

November 20th, 2018

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) sponsored Associations North’s Diversity and Inclusion committee initiatives. IFAI’s support allows the committee to achieve goals such as: establishing and reporting on metrics to increase diversity and inclusion in associations and the association management profession, preparing current association professionals with the skills necessary to serve diverse populations and launching Associations North’s Diversity and...

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IFAI Installs Solar Panels Reducing Costs and Pollution

November 13th, 2018

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) headquarters, located in Roseville, Minnesota, reduced their electricity usage by installing solar energy panels. Projected savings is $85,000 over the next 20 years which IFAI plans to reinvest. “One of our core values is to reduce our environmental footprint and the solar array is a big step. We will be...

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IFAI Expo 2018 Delivers Valuable and Engaging Event!

November 13th, 2018

Industrial Fabrics Association International Expo (IFAI Expo) offered a wide variety of exhibitors, events and education and was attended by more than 4,850 verified participants! DALLAS, TX— The 98th IFAI Expo attracted more than 4,350 verified registered participants from IFAI Expo and 500 scanned leads from CAMX to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center for...

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AASHTO directors choose Tymon as executive director

September 24th, 2018

The board of directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) selected James J. Tymon as the sixth executive director of AASHTO during the association’s annual board of directors meeting in Atlanta, Ga., Sep. 24. Tymon, who is AASHTO’s chief operating officer and director of policy and management, joined the association in...

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Idaho Transportation Department receives largest grant in its history

September 5th, 2018

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) received $90.24 million in infrastructure grants in August, the largest grant ITD had ever received. It will be used to ease congestion on Interstate 84 in Nampa, Idaho, part of a larger project along I-84 corridor between Boise and Caldwell. “The project is expected to Improve safety by significantly reducing serious...

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IECA Region One becomes Registered Continuing Education Provider (RCEP)

July 26th, 2018

The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) has been approved under the Registered Continuing Education Provider (RCEP) program, which is managed by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). “We’re excited to announce our acceptance as an RCEP provider,” Sharan Wilson, IECA executive director, said. “IECA strives to provide the most exceptional, relevant training...

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Sen. John Hoeven, four former USDOT secretaries and three Trump Administration officials to speak July 19 at ARTBA’s P3s conference in D.C.

July 18th, 2018

Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., will join former U.S. transportation secretaries Jim Burnley, Sam Skinner, Rodney Slater and Mary Peters as featured speakers on July 19 at the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) 30th Annual Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) in Transportation Conference at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Senior Trump administration officials Alex...

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O-I chooses steel reinforced geosynthetic drainage improvements for a Texas landfill

May 17th, 2018

In December 2017, Owens-Illinois, commonly known as O-I and one of the largest glassmakers in the world, took action to improve the drainage system for their glass container landfill situated near the company’s O-I Waco manufacturing facility in Waco, Texas, Contech Engineered Solutions said in a press release. The consulting engineer worked closely with the...

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