2020 WCPA Expo: March 5-6 in Temecula, Calif.

January 28th, 2020

The Western Canvas Products Association (WCPA) 2020 Expo will be held March 5-6 at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif. Industry attendees may register for a free Workshop & Market Day to meet suppliers and network with vendors. The two-day event also offers a variety of workshops and a golf tournament in addition...

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Aurora earns Green Business Designation status from the Yorkville Chamber of Commerce

January 27th, 2020

Kevin Shroba, plant engineer at Aurora, is leading the company in sustainability efforts to serve the environment and the community. Photo: Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc. At Aurora Specialty Textiles Group, sustainability is more than a good idea. In addition to winning recognition in 2019 from the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) for multiple sustainability...

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Tent professionals enjoy business and fun at Tent Conference 2020

January 27th, 2020

Event tent installation is all about teamwork, and the attendees at IFAI Tent Conference 2020 got to show off those skills last week in an “Amazing Race”-style competition that had them working together to solve puzzles, climb a rock tower and ride a mechanical bull among other fun challenges! A TRD Experience team completes a...

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A. Hoffman Awning Co. honored by BUILD magazine

January 27th, 2020

This retractable awning project from A. Hoffman Awning Co., Baltimore, Md., won an International Achievement Award from the Industrial Fabrics Association International.   A. Hoffman Awning Co. has won an award for Best Residential Awning Manufacturer—Metropolitan Washington, D.C. The award was issued by BUILD magazine. The BUILD judging process is driven 100 percent by merit:...

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TRI/Environmental to host CQA Training Course

January 27th, 2020

For the past 15 years, engineers, regulators, and other waste management professionals have come to Austin, Texas, to attend the geosynthetic containment system construction quality assurance (CQA) training course developed by TRI/Environmental. This year, the traditional back-to-back single-day courses are combined under a single course name: “QA/QC of Geosynthetic and Compacted Clay Lining Systems.”  What’s different...

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NCTO applauds move to crack down on imported counterfeits sold online

January 24th, 2020

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), representing the full spectrum of U.S. textiles from fiber through finished sewn products, has issued a statement on the Administration’s announced action plan to increase enforcement and penalties against counterfeit goods sold online and imported to the U.S. “We commend the administration for making a commitment to bolster...

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Proposed ASTM geocells standard aims to support soil stability in road projects

January 23rd, 2020

A proposed ASTM International standard will provide guidance for using geocells—open-celled geosynthetics that help hold soils and rocks in place—in roadway projects. Geocells are commonly used in road construction, earth retention and other construction projects. According to ASTM International member Eli Cuelho, there is currently no standard for using geocells in geotechnical and roadway projects....

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Recently acquired portfolio of innovative solutions expands critical infrastructure offering

January 23rd, 2020

ClockSpring|NRI, the world’s leading manufacturer of engineered products for the repair and rehabilitation of critical infrastructure, today announced that its concrete solutions division, acquired from Milliken Infrastructure Solutions, will be named GeoTree Solutions (GeoTree). “We are excited to be a part of the ClockSpring|NRI family of high-performance critical infrastructure solutions and to be marketing our...

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In the news: Global Impex internships offer hands-on training to Minnesota students

January 22nd, 2020

With workforce issues and the need for skilled employees taking over headlines, there’s a St. Cloud company giving students substantial roles in running a business. Global Impex USA, a textile business started two years ago by Kingshuk (King) Mukherjee, allows students to work on their own time—making sales calls, handling shipping orders and other practical,...

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Industry veteran Steve Toth retires

January 22nd, 2020

After 36 years in the textile industry Steve Toth will be retiring from his position at Ennis Fabrics as regional sales manager, specialty division. Over his career, Toth has served on the board for numerous industry associations. Currently, Toth is a director on IFAI’s PAMA board. “From the beginning, Steve’s customer service philosophy and values...

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Jeff Nichols promoted to operations supervisor for Dunlap’s U.S. Thread division

January 21st, 2020

Dunlap Industries Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeff Nichols to operations supervisor for its US Thread division. Nichols has worked with US Thread the past 12 years, plus several years part-time during his high school years. He has been an integral part of the company and has performed a variety of responsibilities,...

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Marine Fabricators Conference 2020 Creates Vibrant Buzz

January 21st, 2020

The 2020 Marine Fabricators Conference that took place Jan. 9–11 in Daytona Beach, Fla., created a vibrant buzz among the 269 verified participants, 46 exhibitors and 65 first-time attendees. Conference-goers enjoyed a wide variety of educational sessions, networking events, an impressive shop tour and the high-energy exhibitor show floor where they explored the newest innovations...

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GSI to host webinar on pond liners

January 20th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Pond Liner Design and Performance,” on Feb. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. The first ponds lined with geomembranes were installed in the 1930s. That...

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GSI to host webinar on geosynthetic drainage materials

January 20th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geosynthetic Drainage Materials: Applications, Design, Installation and Performance,” on Jan. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Geosynthetic drainage materials consist of a drainage core (geonet...

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GeoCalgary abstract submission deadline extended to Jan. 31

January 17th, 2020

The Technical Subcommittee decided to extend the deadline for abstract submission until Jan. 31. Authors whose abstracts are accepted by the confer­ence’s Technical Subcommittee will be notified by Feb. 14 and will be invited to submit full papers. Abstracts should fall under the following geotechnical themes:  Soil Mechanics and FoundationsRock Mechanics and Engineering GeologyLandslides and GeohazardsMining...

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