APWA cancels PWX 2020 due to COVID-19

April 27th, 2020

The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced its decision to cancel Public Works Expo (PWX) 2020 scheduled for Aug. 31–Sept. 2, 2020 in New Orleans, La. After very careful consideration, APWA’s board of directors unanimously decided to cancel PWX 2020. Over recent weeks, APWA has been closely monitoring data related to the spread of COVID-19,...

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GSI to host webinar on MSE inspection

April 27th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall, Berm and Slope Construction Inspection,” on May 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. The inspection (aka monitoring) of MSE wall,...

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President Trump signs $484 billion aid bill

April 24th, 2020

The Associated Press is reporting that President Donald Trump signed a $484 billion bill April 24 to support employers and healthcare facilities impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 infections have killed more than 50,000 Americans and devastated broad swaths of the economy. The bill is the latest effort by the federal government to help businesses impacted by the virus. Over the past...

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Rose Brand announces COVID19 efforts

April 24th, 2020

Rose Brand has launched a national campaign to reinforce the social distancing message with the unfurling of a massive 140-foot banner in its Secaucus, N.J., headquarters parking lot. The banner, manufactured and printed in-house, conveys the rallying cry, “JOIN THE RESISTANCE, KEEP YOUR DISTANCE.” It also features an image of Lady Liberty as the nation’s...

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ACS machines available for PPE manufacturing

April 23rd, 2020

Due to COVID-19, ACS Inc., a manufacturer of heat sealing and material handling equipment, has moved its priorities to provide machines to anyone making medical products. ACS Inc., based in Canton, Ohio, has been working closely with companies on the forefront of this epidemic to provide solutions to help flatten the curve. Standard machines are...

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Extend the life of paved and unpaved roadways with the GEOWEB Confinement System free webcast

April 23rd, 2020

Join Presto Geosystems for a free, 30-minute webcast where Presto will discuss how to extend the life of paved and unpaved roadways using the GEOWEB 3D Confinement System.  Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:00–11:30 a.m. CDT Earn PDH credits.   Webcast Learning Objectives: Understand the benefits of using the GEOWEB Soil Stabilization System to stabilize surfaces...

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Recommendation for cleaning COVID-19 related tents

April 23rd, 2020

Brought to you by the Tent Rental Division The COVID-19 pandemic has created concerns with how to successfully disinfect and sterilize tent fabrics, framework, fittings, webs, ratchets, poles and anchoring devices including ballasts—basically any item or piece of equipment that may be on the job site. The Tent Rental Division (TRD) of Industrial Fabrics Association International...

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Seaman Corp. names Jeff Swartz chief executive officer

April 21st, 2020

Jeff Swartz Seaman Corporation, a family-owned business headquartered in Wooster, Ohio, has announced that its board of directors has selected Jeff Swartz as its new chief executive officer. Swartz will replace John Crum, who is retiring after 18 years at Seaman, including the last five as CEO. Swartz is a veteran of the building products...

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Miller Weldmaster responds to COVID-9

April 21st, 2020

Miller Weldmaster is responding to COVID-19 through numerous efforts, including virtual trainings and collaborating with other manufacturers. Virtual Demos. Miller Weldmaster is accommodating customers by offering live virtual demonstrations and training sessions to help with your research, buying decisions, or service needs. Visit https://www.weldmaster.com/virtual-demo/ for more information.  Near-Immediate Shipment. To help companies who perform essential services, Miller Weldmaster has...

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Plastatech joins fight against COVID-19

April 21st, 2020

To address critical PPE supply shortages, team members at Plastatech Engineering Ltd., manufacturers of film, fabric and laminate solutions, have found a way to help. In conjunction with sister company, Duro-Last Inc., engineers, product development and manufacturing staff united to fabricate and manufacture isolation gowns and face masks, according to a recent press release from...

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NCTO releases statement on Trump Administration’s 90-Day Tariff Deferral

April 21st, 2020

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), representing the full spectrum of U.S. textiles from fiber through finished products, has issued a statement from NCTO president and CEO Kim Glas, voicing concern over the administration’s executive order instituting a non-reciprocal 90-day deferral on certain tariffs. The temporary postponement of duties does not apply to products...

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Parkdale Mills works with FDA, Gates Foundation, others to supply swabs

April 21st, 2020

Parkdale Mills subsidiary U.S. Cotton, the nation’s largest manufacturer of cotton swabs, has joined in an effort with the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the Gates Foundation, UnitedHealth Group and Quantigen to ramp up production of spun synthetic swabs to help the country’s frontline health care workers administering tests for the COVID-19 disease. U.S. Cotton...

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OEKO-TEX® offers no-fee certification for face masks

April 20th, 2020

With immediate effect, the OEKO-TEX® Association will waive the license fee for STANDARD 100 certification of mouth and nose masks. With the current demand and expert recommendations to wear mouth and nose coverings in public, OEKO-TEX® wants to support continued safety of the population. “We need to stay together in this extraordinary situation: now and...

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B&O donates 722 pounds of hand sanitizer hospital

April 20th, 2020

Bolger & O’Hearn (B&O), known for developing innovative specialty chemicals for the global textile industry, is manufacturing and donating hundreds of pounds of hand sanitizer to regional organizations on the front line fighting COVID-19. B&O recently donated 722 pounds of hand sanitizer to Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School....

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Cleanrest bedding products certified to block viruses

April 20th, 2020

CleanBrands LLC, a leader in pillow and mattress protection, has announced that its CleanRest products with MicronOne waterproof, breathable, sleep surface fabric have attained U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highest classification of barrier performance (Level 4). Vartest Laboratories of New York, N.Y., have certified that CleanRest’s MicronOne fabric passed the ASTM F1671 Viral Penetration Test. The...

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