GSI releases request-for-proposals for graduate student fellowships

April 30, 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

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HUESKER announces management changes

April 29, 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

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Concrete Canvas signs Titan as new exclusive sales partner for Canada

April 25, 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

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Raven Industries installs new advanced 7-layer extrusion line

April 24, 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

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

April 23, 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

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IFAI announces call for board and leadership positions

April 22, 2019

The Leadership Development Committee of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is now seeking candidates for positions on its Board of Directors and Division Advisory Boards. The current 1st Vice Chairman Kathy Schaefer, IFM (Glawe Tent and Awning Co.) is Chairman-elect and will automatically assume the duties of the Chairman

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GSI to host webinar on solid waste landfill failures

April 22, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Behavior and Analysis of Twenty Solid Waste Landfill Failures,” on May 8, 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. In comparison to

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ITA webinar to explore export opportunities in Germany

April 16, 2019

The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA) is organizing a webinar featuring business opportunities for technical textile companies in the German market. The German textile industry consists of 1,400 mostly SME companies with 135,000 employees and an annual turnover of $39 billion. The market offers great opportunities for

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ESI welcomes Bunch as project manager

April 12, 2019

Environmental Specialties International (ESI), the largest contracted installer of geosynthetic lining materials in the United States, welcomed Ryan Bunch to its team as project manager. Ryan Bunch. Photograph courtesy ESI Before joining ESI, Bunch worked at Southern Company for 14 years. During the past 10 years, he worked in the

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