Geosynthetics 2019 conference abstract deadline in one week

March 30th, 2018

Abstracts for the Geosynthetics 2019 conference are due April 6, 2018, one week from today. The Industrial Fabrics Association International will hold the conference, sponsored by the Geosynthetic Materials Association and Geosynthetics magazine, in Houston, Texas, at the Marriott Marquis, Feb. 10–13, 2019. Geosynthetics 2019 is supported by IGS North America under the auspices of the International […]

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Babcock Power Environmental subsidiary acquires Geo-Synthetics Systems

March 29th, 2018

Acting through a new subsidiary named Geo-Synthetics Systems LLC, Babcock Power Environmental Inc., a Babcock Power Inc. company, acquired substantially all of the assets of Geo-Synthetics, LLC, an installer of geosynthetic materials for industries such as energy, waste disposal, agricultural and industrial, according to a press release from Babcock’s financial advisor Cronus Partners LLC. “We are […]

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General Michael Hayden and former Secretary Anthony Foxx to address INFORMS 2018

March 28th, 2018

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), international association for professionals in operations research and analytics, announced March 27, 2018, that General Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and former Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx will deliver keynote address at the 2018 […]

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ASTM releases new geosynthetic cementitious composite mat standard

March 27th, 2018

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) released a standard March 26, 2018, for geosynthetic cementitious composite mats (GCCM), a new family of materials that can help control erosion, protect slopes and berms, and line ditches and culverts. The new standard (D8173) identifies proper layout, installation and hydration procedures for GCCM. It also describes […]

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NEWS ALERT: GMA waste containment seminar sponsorship opportunities available

March 26th, 2018

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) is hosting the seminar “Waste Containment System Design II: Landfill Design Considerations,” April 17–18, 2018, at the Crowne Plaza in Syracuse, New York. The seminar is expected to draw more than 100 design engineers, construction supervisors, landowners and operators, exhibitors, regulatory agency staff, and public works and municipal engineers. A […]

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Geosynthetics 2019 conference abstract deadline in two weeks

March 23rd, 2018

Abstracts for the Geosynthetics 2019 conference are due April 6, 2018, two weeks from today. The Industrial Fabrics Association International will hold the conference, sponsored by the Geosynthetic Materials Association and Geosynthetics magazine, in Houston, Texas, at the Marriott Marquis, Feb. 10–13, 2019. Geosynthetics 2019 is supported by IGS North America under the auspices of […]

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Toray to acquire TenCate Advanced Composites

March 22nd, 2018

Koninklijke Ten Cate B.V. (TenCate) announced March 14, 2018, it had reached an agreement with integrated chemicals and materials group Toray Industries Inc. on the acquisition of TenCate Advanced Composites (TCAC). TenCate said Toray is committed to further accelerate the growth of TCAC in the coming years, fully supporting TCAC management’s strategy and investment growth […]

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AmazonSmile promotion

March 22nd, 2018

If you shop on Amazon, be sure to take advantage of the AmazonSmile promotion. From March 12–31, 2018, AmazonSmile will triple the donation amount to 1.5 percent to Industrial Fabrics Foundation. Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/52-2164483. For additional details about the promotion, click here

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East Coast Erosion Control receives innovation award

March 21st, 2018

East Coast Erosion Control of Bernville, Pennsylvania, announced March 19, 2018, it had been awarded the Innovative Application of Technology award from Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania. East Coast Erosion Control was one of six companies to receive a Northeastern Pennsylvania Innovation Award, which are given to companies “that strongly demonstrate a ‘break-the-mold’ […]

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Register now!: GMA Spring Lobby Day is May 16–17 in Washington, D.C.

March 20th, 2018

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) will host Spring Lobby Day May 16–17, 2018, in Washington, D.C. GMA encourages members and interested nonmembers to attend. There is no registration fee for GMA members. Nonmembers pay a fee of $1,000. Lobby Day involves meetings with members of the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate and their […]

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