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The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) provides engineering support, business development opportunities, educational programming, government relations expertise and industry recognition. GMA influences specifications and lobbies on behalf of member companies. GMA targets key U.S. states to expand the geosynthetics market. The Geosynthetic Materials Association provides a network to exchange information, solve common problems and develop mutually beneficial relationships.

GMA is a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), a trade association comprised of member companies representing the global specialty fabrics and advanced textiles marketplace. IFAI invests more than $8 million each year to advance the fabrics industry and support member companies.


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Coal Ash Asia 2016: Sept. 23–26

Coal Ash Asia 2016 will be held Sept. 23-26, in Shuozhou, Shanxi Province, China. The Coal Ash Asia conference and trade show includes more than 700 participants from industry, academia, and government for three days of technical sessions, seminars, trade show exhibits, and business meetings. CAA2016 will focus on technical innovations, market developments, and commercial …

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Call for abstracts²: IECA (May 31) & WOCA (Nov. 7)

The annual Environmental Connection (EC) conference and trade show organized by the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) and the biennial World of Coal Ash (WOCA) event are both currently calling for abstracts. EC 2017 will be held Feb. 21–24, 2017, at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. Its call for abstracts deadline is May 31, …

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Unlined N.H. landfill now producing contaminants

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) announced this week that it has received draft results for groundwater samples collected at the former Merrimack Town Landfill that showed elevated concentrations of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). The former Merrimack Town Landfill property consists of two unlined landfills, totaling 25 acres, near the current Merrimack transfer station …

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TenCate promotes two at its Georgia locations

Pendergrass Ga.-based TenCate Geosynthetics announced in a May 18 press release the promotions of Beth Wilbanks and Melissa Medlin. Both have been with TenCate for more than 15 years. Wilbanks, most recently a group quality manager, has been promoted to director of product management. The release said that Wilbanks will coordinate with TenCate’s senior product …

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