Council members reviewed and assessed GMA’s activities for the past year.
Geosynthetic Materials Association heads to Washington March 4–5.
The GMA is one of a dozen divisions at the IFAI Expo.
Baseball, congressional visits, geosynthetics promotion on the agenda.
South Carolina company is 8th to join governing body
This is a proactive season for GMA’s government relations program.
This article will present pertinent facts on the existing marketplace, discuss the current status of the regulatory, legislative and governmental processes, and offer current opinions and projections on the potential effect of regulations on market size and impacts.
Letter to GMA members highlights the text included.
Meetings with members of Congress and staff.
Contains key revisions to increase regulatory clarity.
Coyotes do damage to a site in Indiana.
The conference’s theme, “Geosynthetics for Water and Energy Challenges” hit the mark.
Andrew Aho recaps the history of IFAI and its involvement in geosynthetics.
New State and Local Advocacy (SLA) program will advocate for geosynthetic usage.
Government report cites geosynthetics for roadway stability and strength.
The use of geosynthetics—geotextiles, geomembranes, drainage composites and geogrids—is an annual growth market in the U.S./Canadian specialty fabrics industry.
Prior to 2009, the U.S./Canadian geosynthetics market grew 5 to 6 percent per year before the economic debacle of 2009. In 2009, the use of geosynthetics declined about 5 percent in the U.S. and Canada; but growth rebounded to about 2 percent in 2010.
Developments driving optimism in the U.S. market for geosynthetics include:
The 2010 U.S./Canadian geosynthetics market improved moderately in terms of sales and general business conditions. The majority of geosynthetic suppliers/distributors are optimistic that 2011 will yield increased sales and an overall improvement in general business conditions.
This information is taken from the 2011 MarketWatch Geosynthetics Snapshot. For the full report visit the IFAI bookstore: www.ifai.com/bookstore.