IFAI president responds to Coronavirus, adjusts upcoming events

March 17th, 2020

As concern over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) grows, I want all IFAI members to know we are closely monitoring developments and following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). We will follow their recommendations to keep our employees, their families and our members healthy and safe. With this in […]

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Women in Textiles Summit Helps Attendees Build Industry Relationships and Leadership Skills

February 28th, 2020

The second annual Women in Textiles Summit, held February 19–21, almost doubled in attendance and gave attendees ample opportunities to build new business alliances while learning about emerging trends in the industry. The event, sponsored by Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), was held in Nashville, Tenn. "This event was born through the remarkable stories of […]

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IFAI president and magazines recognized with MMPA Excellence awards

November 8th, 2019

The Minnesota Media and Publishing Association recognized IFAI president and CEO Steve Schiffman with the Hedley Donovan Award at its Annual Awards Gala. In addition, three IFAI magazines received Excellence Awards at the November 7th event. The Hedley Donovan Award, created in 1999 by the MMPA, recognizes individuals who have shown outstanding lifelong dedication and have […]

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IECA Region One board of directors elect new positions

February 27th, 2019

Each year, the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One elects board members to serve as association officers at the IECA Annual Conference in February. The following board members were re-elected to their current officer positions: Charles R. Riling Jr., TRETCNO, ABI, CESSWI, administrative vice president Don Thieman, CPESC, LEED-AP, secretary Jonathan Koepke, CPESC, LEED-AP, […]

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Solmax-GSE rebrands as Solmax

February 15th, 2019

Solmax-GSE, based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the world’s leading geosynthetics company, will henceforth be known as Solmax. The return to the Solmax name and brand follows the successful integration of the Solmax and GSE Environmental businesses to form a single strong global entity. Solmax acquired GSE Environmental in December 2017. “Solmax is a name that […]

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IFAI Expo 2018 Delivers Valuable and Engaging Event!

November 13th, 2018

Industrial Fabrics Association International Expo (IFAI Expo) offered a wide variety of exhibitors, events and education and was attended by more than 4,850 verified participants! DALLAS, TX— The 98th IFAI Expo attracted more than 4,350 verified registered participants from IFAI Expo and 500 scanned leads from CAMX to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center for […]

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Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 Is Huge Success

April 6th, 2017

Over 2100 attendees gathered at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Orlando, Florida for Geotechnical Frontiers 2017, the biggest geosynthetics show in the industry.  Geotechnical Frontiers combined the annual Geo-Congress and the biennial Geosynthetics Conference into a super-event held once every six years. “We had a great show and we’re delighted with both the turnout and […]

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Dr. George Koerner is first recipient of the biennial Robert M. Koerner Award

September 14th, 2016

By Jonathan Curry On June 17 this year, the Geosynthetics Materials Association (GMA) announced the establishment of the biennial Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series. This award was established by the GMA Executive Council to honor Bob Koerner’s monumental impact on the geosynthetics industry and, moving forward, to recognize the outstanding work of other […]

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GMA announces biennial Koerner Award and Lecture Series

June 20th, 2016

ROSEVILLE, MN – The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) has announced a biennial award and lecture series named for Dr. Robert M. Koerner, founding director and now director emeritus of the Geosynthetic Institute. The inaugural award recipient will be announced this summer and will deliver the first Koerner Lecture at Geotechnical Frontiers 2017, to be held […]

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Brawler increases fabrication capacity

June 9th, 2016

Source: Geosynthetics Magazine Houston-based Brawler Industries announced in a May press release that it has increased geomembrane fabrication capacity at its Midland and Pleasanton facilities in Texas. The release stated that: Brawler’s new fabrication capacity now allows for up to 670 feet of fabrication with no butt-seams. • New multi-sealer technology is capable of producing 8,000-pound […]

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