U.S. DOT launches expansion of infrastructure finance fund

July 31, 2012

Financing could leverage up to $50 billion in transportation investment Transportation secretary Ray LaHood announced the availability of up to $17 billion in loans for infrastructure projects across the country as a result of the recently enacted surface transportation bill, according to a July 27 press release from the U.S. Department of Transportation. LaHood encouraged …

David Gaddy receives GMA scholarship

July 30, 2012

Industrial Fabrics Foundation announces first recipient of annual award funded by the Geosynthetic Materials Association The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) has announced the recipient of the 2012 Geosynthetic Materials Association Member Scholarship, awarded annually to an outstanding student who is employed by a GMA member company or is related to an employee of a GMA …

New study: Geosynthetics industry poised to grow as Gulf Coast restoration ramps up

July 27, 2012

New study: Geosynthetics industry poised to grow as Gulf Coast restoration ramps up Restore Act will increase environmental remediation, spur economic growth, according to a Duke University report What are geosynthetics and why are they central to the creation of jobs and expansion of coastal restoration projects? A July 26 press release from the Environmental …

EPA hands out green infrastructure grants

July 23, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in a July 20 press release that it is providing $950,000 to assist 17 communities in expansions of their green infrastructure use to improve water quality. The release explained that green infrastructure “uses vegetation and soil to manage rainwater where it falls, keeping polluted stormwater from entering sewer …

IFF fall fundraisers

July 16, 2012

F1 go-kart racing and big auction at IFAI Expo Join in the fun of F1 go-kart racing and a blockbuster auction as the Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) raises money for its 2013 scholarship program and projects. Fall fundraising events will be held in conjunction with IFAI Expo 2012 in Boston. Not coming to Boston? Donate …

GSE offers leak-location geomembrane products

July 9, 2012

Textured conductive bottom layer GSE Environmental, the Houston-based manufacturer and provider of geosynthetic lining products and services, announced in a July 6 press release the availability of its new leak-location geomembrane with a textured conductive bottom layer. The release noted that this new combination of features will provide engineers with increased shear performance for improved …