GSI hosts QA/QC of geosynthetics online course

September 28th, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer an online course entitled “QA/QC of Geosynthetics in Waste Containment Facilities,” Oct. 3–5, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT each day. This course focuses on the quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) of geosynthetics placed in permanent or critical applications. The course will emphasize […]

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Expo panel discusses diversification

September 27th, 2017

A panel of three successful company leaders illuminated the keynote luncheon September 26 at IFAI Expo 2017. The theme of the panel was “Path of Diversification,” featuring Meredith Boyd, Unifi Manufacturing Inc.; Ben Cooper, IoClothes; and John Neely, Berry Global. The panelists shared ideas on how their companies leverage regionalization in the U.S. Cooper mentioned […]

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Feds award California $274.5 million in additional transportation funding

September 27th, 2017

 The federal government has awarded California $274.5 million in extra transportation funding for meeting all its deadlines for federally funded projects. “California has a reputation for maximizing its federal funding and successfully launching infrastructure projects, and these additional funds are our reward for that proven track record,” said Caltrans director Malcolm Dougherty. “These funds will […]

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George Koerner to deliver Koerner lecture at Geo-Carolinas

September 26th, 2017

Dr. George Koerner will deliver the second lecture in the Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series at the Inaugural Geo-Carolinas Conference, hosted by the Geo-Carolinas Chapter of the Geo-Institute. The conference will take place October 9 and 10, 2017, in Charlotte, N.C. Koerner’s lecture, titled “Geosynthetic Successes Hidden in the Details,” focuses on “discussing […]

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Business success across markets

September 26th, 2017

Whether you’re a fabricator for the marine, automobile, commercial or residential markets, Steven Wayne, owner of Southern Stitch Canvas and Upholstery LLC in Gulfport, Mississippi, says many of the same rules apply. According to Wayne, business success comes down to four basic things: skills mastery, excellent communication, judicious customization and customer education. Wayne’s shop works […]

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Sophisticated, simple succession strategies protect your business

September 26th, 2017

Larry Oxenham, senior advisor with the American Society for Asset Protection, says small business owners should ask themselves one question: If something were to happen to me today, what would happen to my company? “Every small business will pass on eventually,” says Oxenham, “either voluntarily or involuntarily.” He says that most successful businesses are built […]

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Government contracts offer great opportunities for textile companies

September 26th, 2017

Business owners who want to pursue government contracts shouldn’t be discouraged, says Mary Linn Langraf, senior international trade specialist for the U.S. Department of Commerce/OTEXA. Langraf presented a detailed discussion Sept. 26 at IFAI Expo 2017, emphasizing that the textile industry is a robust area of interest for government procurements. The first step in securing […]

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Shade sails add usability to outdoor spaces

September 26th, 2017

“Shade Sails 2.0” was one of the opening presentations Sept. 26 at IFAI Expo 2017. The presentation featured Tim Koehler, Lawrence Fabric and Metal Structures Inc., and Tim Akes, MPanel Software Solutions, who discussed two projects that could handle wind and snow loads. The first project at Southwest Illinois Community College was an outside study […]

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SWS opens registration for Webinar Fest

September 26th, 2017

On Sept. 20, 2017, Storm Water Solutions (SWS) opened registration for Webinar Fest, a new, free three-day educational event featuring two keynote webinars, live and on-demand webinars, and a comprehensive agenda of storm water management and erosion control topics. The event is Oct. 17–19, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT. Through a combination […]

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GSI offers webinar on failed MSE walls with geosynthetics

September 25th, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar entitled “A Data Base and Analysis of 301 Failed MSE Walls with Geosynthetic Reinforcement,” on October 11, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls, berms and slopes with geosynthetic reinforcement have been developed since the 1970s, first using geotextiles and later […]

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