Tensar International wins Highway Industry Product of the Year award in UK

October 20th

In a ceremony at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London, England, on the night of Oct. 18, 2017, Tensar International took home the Highways Award for the Highway Industry Product of the Year. The company was honored for its Spectra Pavement Optimisation System. The system is a comprehensive approach to optimizing pavement structure based on...

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Nashville mayor announces $5.2 billion transportation plan

October 19th

Nashville mayor Megan Barry. Photograph courtesy Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tenn. In what would be the largest capital investment in Nashville, Tenn., history, on Oct. 17, 2017, Mayor Megan Barry unveiled “Let’s Move Nashville: Metro’s Transportation Solution,” a plan that the city said aligns with the state IMPROVE Act passed earlier this...

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Geosynthetics 2019 conference sets theme

October 18th

On Oct. 17, 2017, Barbara J. Connett, secretary general of the Geosynthetics 2019 conference in Houston, Texas, announced that the theme of the preeminent geosynthetics conference will be “Geosynthetics: Strengthening Infrastructure Safety, Reliability, and Longevity.” The conference, to be held Feb. 10–13, 2019, at the Marriott Marquis Houston and sponsored by the Industrial Fabrics Association...

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Commerce Dept. to discuss textile industry assessment findings in October 18 Webinar

October 17th

In 2016, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) undertook its first comprehensive survey and assessment of the health and competitiveness of the U.S. textile, apparel, and footwear industry since 2003.  The BIS team is now prepared to share preliminary findings of this critically important study that will be unveiled later this...

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IFAI honors GMA executive council members with Outstanding Volunteer Awards 

October 17th

On Sept. 26, 2017, at IFAI Expo in New Orleans, La., Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) board vice chair and incoming chair Steve L. Ellington of Trivantage LLC of Glen Raven, N.C., presented two Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) executive council members with IFAI’s 2017 Outstanding Volunteer Award. IFAI honored the efforts of Daniel Selander of...

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TxDOT uses AquaDam on flooded roadways affected by Hurricane Harvey

October 16th

After Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Aug. 25, 2017, and devastated cities along the Texas coastline, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) quickly moved to mitigate extreme flooding as the storm moved north toward Houston and Beaumont, TxDOT said in Oct. 11, 2017, press release. With waters rising, TxDOT crews from several area districts received...

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Register now! GMA Fall Lobby Day is Oct. 24–25 in Washington, D.C.

October 13th

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) will host Fall Lobby Day Oct. 24–25, 2017, in Washington, D.C. GMA encourages members and interested nonmembers to attend. There is no registration fee for GMA members. Nonmembers pay a fee of $1,000. Registration is open; for questions or to RSVP, please contact Janelle Wells at jawells@ifai.com. GMA continues to...

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TenCate hires Mac Millan

October 12th

TenCate announced early October the hiring of Ashley Mac Millan, P.E., as Engineering Business Manager—Northwest (Utah, Idaho, Ore., Wash.). Mac Millan has a BS in civil engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and brings more than seven years of geotechnical engineering experience to TenCate. She has served as a technical expert on mechanically stabilized earth structures,...

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GMA and FGI present webinar on fabrication, installation and testing of geomembranes

October 10th

On Nov. 7, 2017, the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (GFI) will offer the webinar “Fabrication, Installation and Testing of Geomembranes” discussing the types of geomembranes that can be fabricated in the factory and subsequently transported to the field for installation and testing. The webinar begins at 12:00 p.m. EST and...

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StormCon 2018 issues Call for Papers

October 9th

On Oct. 4, 2017, StormCon 2018, hosted by Forester Media, issued its Call for Papers for the conference, to be held in Denver, Colo., Aug. 12­­­–16, 2018. The 2018 conference will feature six program tracks: Stormwater Infrastructure and Best Management Practices Green Infrastructure Stormwater Permit Compliance Funding, Staffing and Managing the Stormwater Program Industrial Stormwater...

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Geosynthetics 2019 issues Call for Proposals

October 9th

Geosynthetics 2019 is now accepting proposals for volunteers to chair sessions, teach short courses and moderate panels at the premier conference on geosynthetics, to be held Feb. 10­–13, 2019, at the Marriott Marquis Houston in Texas. The conference, sponsored by the Industrial Fabrics Association International, will feature four days of technical programming, including short courses,...

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Gant retires as Glen Raven CEO

October 9th

Allen Gant Jr. has retired as CEO of textile manufacturer Glen Raven Inc., with C.G. “Leib” Oehmig IV, a 28-year veteran of Glen Raven, stepping in as his successor. Gant will remain chairman of the company’s operating board. Gant joined Glen Raven in 1971 and was named CEO in 1996. Gant announced in 2013 that...

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TRI offers CQA Training Week in Austin, Texas

October 6th

TRI/Environmental Inc. is offering CQA Training Week at the company’s campus in Austin, Texas, Nov. 27 to Dec. 1, 2017. The training program includes Liner Integrity Survey/Assessments (LISA) training, Construction Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) for Geosynthetic Installations instruction, a course in Construction QA/QC for Compacted Clay Liner and Geosynthetic Clay Liner Installation, and the Geosynthetic...

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Guyana to install geotextile tubes along Essequibo Coast

October 5th

Guyana’s National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) announced it had signed a contract for installation of 100 meters of geotextile tubes to form groins along the Atlantic Ocean shoreline at Reliance, Essequibo, according to a published report in the Guyana Chronicle. The scope of work includes the alignment of the geotextile tubes with geotextile...

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TVA and ESI honor safe work of employees at Widows Creek

October 4th

On Aug. 29, 2017, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Widows Creek Fossil Plant in Jackson County, Ala., honored workers with a lunch to commemorate nearly seven years of work without a lost-time incident. This is a remarkable achievement, and, in a press release, Environmental Specialties International Inc. (ESI) congratulated the company and their team for this important...

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