Baca joins GMA executive council

May 17th, 2019

Owens Corning has named Carl Baca as the company’s liaison to the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) executive council. Baca takes the place of Andy Durham, who left Owens Corning for a position with Erosion Control Systems of Florida. Carl Baca joins the GMA executive council Baca is in charge of marketing for Owens Corning Geosynthetics....

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Wholesale Shade introduces Shade Sail University

May 10th, 2019

Wholesale Shade, a premier shade sail fabricator, has developed a comprehensive guide for the shade sail industry. Covering design, selling, installation and more, this guide is a must-have for anyone looking to get into the shade business or to train new employees. It includes standard industry forms and a glossary of terms.  A redesigned website...

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Two major acquisitions in less than 30 days

May 9th, 2019

Last month, a family investment group in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, acquired all controlling interests in the European operations of Propex Operating Company LLC and renamed the company Propex Furnishing Solutions. Their agreement, which included the rights to purchase the furnishings business in the U.S., was exercised at the end of April and finalized before the new...

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2020 IECA Annual Conference and Expo call for abstracts is open

May 9th, 2019

Industry professionals are encouraged to submit an abstract to speak at the 2020 IECA Annual Conference and Expo in Raleigh, N.C., Feb. 23–26, 2020. The abstract submission deadline is May 31, 2019. Experts who are interested in sharing their knowledge on stormwater and MS4 management; erosion and sediment control; and wetland, stream and shoreline restoration...

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ISSMGE issues call for abstracts for 4th ICTG 2020

May 7th, 2019

The International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) has released a call for abstracts for the 4th International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics (4th ICTG), to be held Aug. 30–Sept. 2, 2020, in Chicago. The deadline for submissions is June 16, 2019. Themes include many aspects of geotechnical engineering, including geosynthetics in transportation applications....

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Saint-Gobain ADFORS partners with American Road Patch to be the exclusive distributor

May 3rd, 2019

Saint-Gobain ADFORS, a global leader in manufacturing of customized reinforcement solutions, has partnered with ABH Enterprises and Strategic Sourcing Group to be the official distributor of the American Road Patch peel and seal pavement patch. Potholes cost billions of dollars annually in road and collision repairs. Current road repair methods do not always address the...

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GMA to host Waste Containment System Design III seminar in Syracuse, N.Y.

May 2nd, 2019

Photographs courtesy GMA The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) will sponsor the seminar “Waste Containment Design III: An Overview of the Current State of Practice for the Design of Solid Waste Landfill Double-Liner and Final Cover Systems,” July 16–17, at the Crowne Plaza in Syracuse, N.Y. The objective of this third in a series of landfill...

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Merger of Academy Awning and Zebra Awning announced

May 1st, 2019

Academy Awning Inc., Los Angeles, Calif., and Zebra Awning, San Francisco, Calif., have merged. Michael Spear, owner of Zebra Awning, a San Francisco fixture since the mid-1980s, will continue in the role of Northern California representative for the corporation. Michael Richman and Jim Richman, owners of Academy, will serve in their same capacities for the...

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GSI releases request-for-proposals for graduate student fellowships

April 30th, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) announces a worldwide request-for-proposals (RFPs) focusing on innovative geosynthetics research and development projects. There will be several awards given, each for $5,000. Emphasis will be placed on relevant topics of interest and/or concern to the geosynthetics community.  The proposals must be submitted in the following four-page format: Page 1: Letter of...

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Christine York appointed program manager for NSF International’s Textiles Sustainability Services

April 29th, 2019

Global public health organization NSF International has appointed Christine York as program manager for NSF’s textiles sustainability program. York’s experience in sustainability initiatives at global textile, apparel and footwear organizations advances NSF’s commitment to bring innovative sustainability solutions to the textile industry. Christine York In the new role, York will lead the continued growth of...

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HUESKER prepares for next step of worldwide expansion with management changes

April 29th, 2019

After completion of an extensive worldwide investment program, which includes multiple new engineering and production facilities as well as an extended sales network, HUESKER is now strengthening its management structure. Having taken HUESKER’s U.S. subsidiary to a new level, Sven Schröer will return to the headquarters in Germany and will join the Management Board as...

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Remembering Dan Dix

April 29th, 2019

Dan Dix, innovation and technical manager of Herculite Products Inc., Emigsville, Pa., passed away April 23. Dix served as director and vice chair of the Fabric Graphics Association board of Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI). He was well known for his sense of humor and gregarious laugh. Through his encouragement, Dix inspired others in the...

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Concrete Canvas signs Titan as new exclusive sales partner for Canada

April 24th, 2019

Concrete Canvas Ltd. (Concrete Canvas), manufacturer and inventor of the innovative Concrete Canvas® Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mat (GCCM), and Titan Environmental Containment Ltd. (Titan), a leading Canadian geosynthetics supplier, are pleased to announce that they have entered into a distribution agreement granting Titan exclusive rights to distribute Concrete Canvas in Canada. UK-based Concrete Canvas Ltd....

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Raven Industries installs new advanced 7-layer extrusion line

April 24th, 2019

Raven Industries announced that its Engineered Films division has completed the installation and qualification of an advanced seven-layer barrier extrusion line, referred to as Line 15. This new production line is located in Raven’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Sioux Falls, S.D. Raven Engineered Films partnered with multiple industry equipment experts and worked extensively over the...

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GMA to host spring Lobby Day in D.C. in May

April 23rd, 2019

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) will hold its spring Lobby Day in Washington, D.C., May 21–22. Lobby Day offers a chance to meet with congressional representative and their staffs to discuss the ways geosynthetics can help with priorities such as infrastructure, aviation and much more. Photograph courtesy GMA GMA continues to make significant strides toward...

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