U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tenn.) was the recipient last week of the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) Leadership Award.
Presented April 27 during GMA’s spring Lobby Day on Capitol Hill, Fleischmann was cited as a “friend of the geosynthetics industry” for his efforts to include geosynthetics language in the far-reaching transportation bill that was signed by President Obama last December.
The FAST Act of 2015 allocated $305 billion to support federal highways and bridges. The Act includes an amendment introduced by Rep. Fleischmann that encourages the use of geosynthetic materials.
Attending the presentation were (L–R): Fred Chuck (TenCate), Omari Hoover (GMA), Noah Nichols (Propex), Doug Brown (back, Tensar), Rep. Fleischmann (front), Keith Gardner (Crown Resources), Jon Curry (GMA), and Andrew Aho (representing GMA’s parent company, the Industrial Fabrics Association International).