New GMA leadership reviews 2013, looks ahead to 2014

February 1st, 2014

By Lucie Passus During quarter 4 of 2013, GMA’s parent organization, the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), underwent some reorganizational changes and Andrew Aho, formerly GMA’s managing director and a regular contributor to this column, was named IFAI’s director of membership and divisions. As a result, I now have the pleasure of managing GMA and […]

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Your thoughts and comments appreciated

February 1st, 2014

Dear Boyd and GMA members, The recent letter you sent from the GMA was extremely reassuring that the efforts made by Bob Groh were appreciated. The family, friends, and employees of Geo-Synthetics Inc. will store your thoughts and comments away as an endearing memory of our friend. Of course we are just beginning to feel […]

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Bob Groh remembered, praised

February 1st, 2014

Dear readers, On Nov. 5, 2013, one of our industry’s significant members, Bob Groh of Geo-Synthetics LLC (the G-SI of Wisconsin, not GSI of Pennsylvania), died in a plane crash. On behalf of myself personally, my company (GSE), and my industry organization, the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), I extend my deepest sympathy and condolences to […]

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Geo15 Watch

February 1st, 2014

If you liked Geosynthetics 2013 in Long Beach, you will love Geosynthetics 2015 in Portland, Feb. 15-18, 2015, co-locating with the International Erosion Control Association’s Environmental Connection, EC-’15 Who should attend? You and a couple thousand other attendees, exhibitors, speakers, instructors, organizers, presenters, and sponsors. Who is the organizer? Geosynthetics 2015 is organized by the […]

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Geotextile tube application on containment breakwater

February 1st, 2014

This project, submitted by ACE Geosynthetics, won an Award of Excellence in the 2013 International Achievement Awards(IAA) / Geosynthetics presented by the Industrial Fabrics Association International. Each project in its own special way, exhibits outstanding innovation, technical skill and design excellence. Submissions of geosynthetics projects for the 2014 International Achievement Awards are being accepted now. […]

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Embraport container and bulk fuel terminal

February 1st, 2014

This project, submitted by TenCate Geosynthetics, won an Award of Excellence in the 2013 International Achievement Awards(IAA) / Geosynthetics presented by the Industrial Fabrics Association International. Each project in its own special way, exhibits outstanding innovation, technical skill and design excellence. Submissions of geosynthetics projects for the 2014 International Achievement Awards are being accepted now. […]

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Closing the Crazy Horse Landfill

February 1st, 2014

First large-scale landfill closure in California to use artificial turf closure system By Christopher M. Richgels 1.0 Introduction The Crazy Horse Landfill (CHLF) is located on a 160-acre parcel west of, and adjacent to, Crazy Horse Canyon Road about nine miles north of the city of Salinas in northern Monterey County, Calif. The landfill, owned […]

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Geosynthetic reinforcement solutions for Lake Tahoe highway

February 1st, 2014

By Katie Westfall Introduction U.S. Highway 50 crosses the central portion of Nevada through several large desert valleys, basins, and mountain passes. The road climbs steep 8% grades and carries travelers around hairpin turns and through pine forests. In some places, erosion of the slopes adjacent to the highway is a problem for motorists who […]

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