Cirtex video spotlights geotextiles in coastline protection

June 21st

Cirtex engineer and video narrator Michael Sorensen. Photograph courtesy of Cirtex Cirtex, in Kopu, Thames, New Zealand, released a video on June 19, 2018, that showcases geotextiles used for filtration and erosion protection in coastline seawalls. Narrated by Cirtex civil and geotechnical engineer Michael Sorensen, the three-minute video takes the camera down below the boulders...

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ARTBA leader Ruane to retire

June 20th

American Road and Transportation Builder’s Association (ARTBA) portraits taken on Monday, April 30, 2007, in Washington, DC. Photograph by Leslie E. Kossoff/LK Photos, courtesy of ARTBA Pete Ruane, president and CEO of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), announced he will be retiring from the organization in October 2018 after 30 years of...

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Online 2018 Buyer’s Guide makes product searching a snap

June 20th

The Specialty Fabrics Review 2018 Buyer’s Guide is now available online. This comprehensive company directory includes thousands of products and services across the entire supply chain. Product listings include fabrics, fibers, chemicals, compounds, cleaners, coatings, hardware, equipment and tools. Listings also include services to manufacturers and end products. The online Buyer’s Guide, designed to make...

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Last exhibit spots in the Geosynthetics Pavilion at IFAI Expo/CAMX available now

June 19th

There’s still time to reserve a booth in the Geosynthetics Pavilion but please act quickly. The Geosynthetics Pavilion at GeoDallas, Oct. 16–17, 2018, part of IFAI Expo/CAMX, has a few booth spaces available, and we don’t want you to miss out on this great opportunity to promote your geosynthetics products. Photograph courtesy Tensar International The Geosynthetics...

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USIFI and NFI help influence USTR issued tariffs in response to unfair trade practices by China

June 19th

On June 15, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of products that will be subject to an additional duty of 25 percent as a part of the U.S. response to China’s unfair trade practices related to intellectual property abuses. The list covers 1,102 separate 8-digit U.S. tariff lines valued at...

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Flowrox introduces all-in-one geotextile filtration and dewatering unit

June 18th

Flowrox Geobag. Photograph courtesy Flowrox Oy On June 11, 2018, Flowrox Oy, headquartered in Lappeenranta, Finland, launched the Flowrox Geobag™, an all-in-one roll-off geotextile filtration and dewatering unit that consists of Flowrox’s high-performance Packaged Pumping System™ and the company’s LPP-T transfer pump to ensure chemical dosing ability and high-performance pumping. The product is watertight with...

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GEOKON certified to ISO 9001:2015

June 14th

GEOKON Inc., a manufacturer of geotechnical and structural instrumentation, announced in a prepared statement on June 13, 2018, that they have been certified under ISO 9001:2015 from both the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) in the U.S. and the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) in the U.K. as of June 1,...

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TRB releases report on resilience after natural disasters in transportation infrastructure

June 12th

On June 11, 2018, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) released a prepublication, unedited version of “Synthesis 527: Resilience in Transportation Planning, Engineering, Management, Policy, and Administration” by Aimee Flannery, Maria A. Pena and Jessica Manns. The draft report documents resilience efforts and how they are organized, understood and implemented...

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Free social media boating content available

June 12th

Discover Boating, a public awareness effort managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), is offering a new free resource to provide relevant boating lifestyle content for marine fabricators’ Facebook business pages. This new social media content program, called Get Social with Discover Boating, is available to industry stakeholders in the U.S. and Canada at...

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GSI to host webinar on geotextile tubes

June 11th

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar entitled “Applications and Design of Geotextile Tubes,” on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geotextile tubes are large factory-fabricated textile tubes with multiple access ports for introduction of infilled material, which is usually dredged and in slurry form. After an overview, a...

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Graniteville Specialty Fabrics acquired by Crown Capital Investments LLC

June 5th

Graniteville Specialty Fabrics (GSF), Graniteville, S.C., has been acquired by Crown Capital Investments LLC, a private investment firm based in Atlanta, Ga. GSF is a specialty textile manufacturer and distributor of highly engineered coated products used for military shelters, marine covers and tents. GSF’s headquarters and manufacturing operations will remain in South Carolina. The company...

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Dr. Robert M. Koerner answers your geosynthetics questions

June 5th

Get your technical geosynthetics questions answered by one of the world’s leading experts on geosynthetics through the GMA Techline. View past questions and answers at https://tinyurl.com/GMATechline. Email gmatechline@ifai.com anytime for fast, direct answers to any and all technical geosynthetics questions. This one-of-a-kind resource is free to all courtesy of the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), Geosynthetics magazine and the...

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DFI Educational Trust awards scholarships to engineering students

June 5th

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust recently awarded several scholarships to civil engineering students focusing on geotechnical and/or environmental engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, DFI said in a June 5, 2015, press release. The 2018 recipients of the Charles J. Berkel Memorial Scholarship were University of Illinois students Elisabeth Tarpey, Jessica...

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Geoff Kilmer at PhotoWorksGroup matches technology with clients to stay successful

June 1st

We focus on identifying industries versus just finding customers to generate new business,” says Geoff Kilmer, founder and CEO of PhotoWorksGroup, Charlottesville, Va. “When we specialize in an industry, we become better known within it, which results in more references so we don’t have to sell as hard—and we can concentrate on doing a good...

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Service Thread believes that business success and community success go hand in hand

June 1st

Helping students prepare and plan for their futures is one of many areas of focus for Service Thread’s community service efforts. Here, the company hosts a manufacturing plant tour for 30 Carver Middle School student participants of the STEM program. Photo: Service Thread. When it comes to serving the community, no need is too great...

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