Gardner, Chuck, and Brown re-elected

August 2, 2017

Before adjourning the April 26 executive council meeting, the council unanimously re-elected GMA’s leaders each to another two-year term (June 1, 2017–May 31, 2019). Keith Gardner, Crown Resources, will serve as chair; Fred Chuck, HUESKER, as first vice-chair; and Doug Brown, Tensar, as second vice-chair.

GMA executive council updates

Twice a year during GMA’s biannual lobby day fly-in, our executive council meets to discuss GMA business and council priorities. This year’s spring meeting commenced immediately after the presentation of the 2017 Friend of the Industry Award to Rep. Graves. Twelve of GMA’s fourteen member companies attended the meeting, and Gardner kicked off the meeting …

Rep. Garret Graves receives 2017 Friend of the Industry Award

August 1, 2017

On April 26 in room HC8 beneath the United States Capitol, the Geosynthetics Materials Association (GMA) executive council presented Rep. Garret Graves, R-La., with GMA’s 2017 Friend of the Industry award. A longtime supporter of the geosynthetics industry, Rep. Graves appreciates the benefits of geosynthetics and the engineering challenges facing the infrastructure system in the …

Geosynthetics Materials Association News

June 1, 2017

GMA honors Dr. Robert M. Koerner and Dr. George Koerner On March 14 in Orlando, Fla., the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) hosted the inaugural Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series. Established by GMA in 2016, the award and lecture series is given to an individual who has had a measurable impact on the geosynthetics …

GMA Lobby Day coming at the perfect time for the geosynthetics industry

April 1, 2017

Looking ahead Don’t forget to join the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) for its upcoming D.C. fly-in on April 26–27.  Our biannual Lobby Day will consist of a GMA briefing dinner the evening of April 26 and about 30 meetings on Capitol Hill all day April 27. The GMA Executive Council will also hold a private …

GMA 2016: A year in review

February 1, 2017

2016 was another strong year for the Geosynthetic Materials Association and it was my honor to work with the Executive Council and our membership to manage all of GMA’s activities throughout the year. GMA ended the year with 13 Executive Council members and a total membership of 75 companies. In addition to a strong membership, …

GMA visits Michigan

October 1, 2016

GMA’s state and local lobbying efforts continue to move forward at a strong pace. On July 13, a delegation of 12 GMA representatives met in Michigan’s capitol city of Lansing, to lobby on behalf of the industry. This group included myself, two members of our government relations team from D.C., and the following Executive Council …

Fall Lobby Day Dec. 1

The 2016 primary and general election cycle is unpredictable and exciting in many respects. GMA typically hosts its fall lobby days in October. However, due to this year’s election GMA, decided to gather post-election in Washington, D.C. This will give our government relations team ample time to assess the post-election climate on Capitol Hill and …

Attend GMA Fall Lobby Day Dec. 1

September 21, 2016

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) continues to make significant strides toward increasing the industry’s exposure in Washington, D.C. Many members of Congress are now advocating for our industry, in large part, due to GMA’s government relations efforts along with the support and involvement of GMA members. It is critical that GMA members continue to educate …

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

September 9, 2016

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 professionals in the …