GSI hosts webinar on MSE structure inspection

April 25th

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar entitled “Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall, Berm and Slope Construction Inspection,” on May 9, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The inspection and monitoring of MSE wall, berm and slope construction using geosynthetic reinforcement is essential for providing a safe, durable system. Such inspection includes...

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Fair trade: imports, tariffs and the textile industry

April 24th

In August 2017, the President formally instructed the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to determine whether to launch a 301 investigation of “laws, policies, practices, or actions of the Government of China that may be unreasonable or discriminatory and that may be harming American intellectual property rights, innovation, or technology development.” After deciding...

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2019 IECA Annual Conference issues call for abstracts

April 24th

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) is now accepting abstracts for the IECA Annual Conference, Feb. 19–22, 2019, in Denver, Colorado, the association said in an April 20, 2018, press release. IECA said it is accepting abstracts for sessions including case studies, technical papers, workshops, industry roundtables, fireside chats, Mountain States-related sessions, posters, product case...

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FHWA accepting grant applications for advanced transportation technologies

April 23rd

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced April 18, 2018, it is accepting applications for grants from a pool of up to $60 million in federal funding under the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The grants will be made to eligible entities to develop model deployment sites for large-scale installation...

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IFAI names new president and CEO

April 20th

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has named Steve Schiffman, the association’s vice president of media and sales, the new president and CEO of IFAI. He will replace Mary Hennessy, who is retiring June 1, 2018, after holding the position for the last six years. Schiffman had a long and successful career in publishing before...

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IFAI signs representation agreement with BCH in India

April 19th

On April 19, 2018, the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced the signing of an agreement with Business Co-ordination House (BCH) in New Delhi to provide representation for IFAI in India. “We believe BCH is uniquely positioned to help IFAI expand the opportunities for our organization with the emerging Indian market for technical textiles,” said Mary...

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ASCE accepting nominations for OPAL awards for civil engineers

April 18th

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announced it is now accepting nominations for the society’s Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) awards. The OPAL awards honor exceptional civil engineering leaders whose lifetime accomplishments have contributed innovation and excellence in one of the five following categories: Construction: Candidates in this category are senior-level professionals whose primary...

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USDOT announces $1 billion in emergency relief for road and bridge repairs

April 17th

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced April 13, 2018, the release of more than $1 billion in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 32 states, several U.S. territories and some federal land management agencies repair roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and other unexpected events. FHWA’s ER program reimburses...

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PCMC and MicroDynamics partner

April 17th

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), a supplier of high-performance converting machinery for the tissue, nonwovens and package-printing industries, has announced a partnership with MicroDynamics, a producer of high-performance inspection microscopes for the printing industry. The two companies are teaming up to provide customers with the option to include MicroDynamics’ 3DQC RollScope as part of a...

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IGS hosting June workshops in Munich on georeinforcement and geobarriers

April 13th

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) will host two high-level, two-day geotechnical engineering workshops on georeinforcement and geobarriers June 4–7, 2018, in Munich, Germany. These events, with their international speakers, attendees and engineering issues will provide the most advanced IGS Technical Committee–led workshops to date. The IGS welcomes the world’s civil and geotechnical engineers to this...

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California Community College Makerspaces offer work-based learning for students

April 10th

The CCC Maker Initiative, administered by Sierra College (www.sierracollege.edu), is offering internships and work-based learning experiences for students through 24 California Community College makerspaces, where students gain technical, entrepreneurial and work-ready skills sought by employers. California Community Colleges participating in the CCC Maker (cccmaker.com) initiative to build makerspace communities are preparing students for careers through...

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Macy’s chooses MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX®

April 5th

The Hohenstein Institute has announced that Macy’s will bring MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® labels to select private brand sheets and towels. Macy’s says that selecting the MADE IN GREEN label is a way to make the company’s sustainability initiatives visible to shoppers. Because the label is traceable, customers can confirm the textile’s manufacturing origins...

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LifeThreads® awarded agreement for healthcare worker uniforms

April 4th

LifeThreads® LLC has been awarded a three-year group purchasing agreement with Premier, a leading healthcare improvement company. The new agreement allows Premier members at 3,900 U.S. hospitals and 150,000 other healthcare provider organizations to take advantage of terms pre-negotiated by Premier for the purchase of LifeThreads’ products, including its Classic Collection of unisex and female...

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Biodegradable oil-absorbent mats on the market

April 3rd

Microplastics and marine pollution, including oil spills, have been gaining global attention. In response to those concerns, Wellgro Tech, Chennai, India, has recently brought biodegradable and environmentally benign oil-absorbent mats to the market. Oil-absorbent mats have been predominantly synthetic-based. With increasing awareness about marine pollution caused by plastics, Wellgro Tech has developed sustainable, non-synthetic composite...

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Smart fabrics: getting smarter on April 24, 2018

March 23rd

Register for the 2018 Smart Fabrics Summit by April 23, 2018 The 2018 Smart Fabrics Summit will be held on April 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C., at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), the goal of the summit is...

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