GMA’s federal lobby efforts uncover new interlayer opportunity

February 1, 2023  |  GMA News

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) recently made progress regarding the use of asphalt interlayers on airfield pavement projects funded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The use of interlayers has been severely restricted for these projects for approximately seven years, based …
Washington fully open

October 1, 2022  |  GMA News

Since mid-summer, the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) has been swamped with conversations related to the Buy American, Build America (BABA) provisions of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) 180-day hold for clarity and definition on the Buy America clauses. GMA members have been meeting…
GMA’s watchwords for this year are government affairs, infrastructure spending and planning

August 1, 2022  |  GMA News

Outlook® Conference 2022 included the debut of the “Geosynthetics Morning”—a new opportunity to explore the intersection of markets and include professionals in geosynthetics for a morning of specific education. The geosynthetics sessions included talks with Dave Bauer of the American Road &a…
GMA is busy this spring and summer

June 1, 2022  |  GMA News

Government affairs, infrastructure spending and planning have been the watchwords for the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) this spring. In April GMA hosted three morning geosynthetics sessions as part of the annual Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Outlook Conference, the p…
GMA returns to Washington

April 1, 2022  |  GMA News

As the pandemic (hopefully) begins to wane in the United States, the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) is optimistic that the reopening of Washington, D.C., and congressional offices to in-person meetings will come alongside spring weather. GMA returns to Washington for our twice-yearly Lobby…
GMA elects Selander as vice chair

March 7, 2022  |  GMA News

GMA elects Selander of Willacoochee Industrial Fabrics Inc. as the association’s executive council vice chair, finishing the term of Thaxton.
GMA spring Lobby Day 2022 registration opens

March 4, 2022  |  GMA News

Participants will visit with representatives and their staffs at GMA spring Lobby Day 2022, May 11–12, 2022, in Washington, D.C.
Geosynthetic Materials Association has been busy (more to come)

February 1, 2022  |  Events, GMA News, News

in GMA fall Lobby Day 2021. During Lobby Day, GMA members advocated for specific language related to geosynthetics in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), then under consideration in the House of Representatives. The IIJA was subsequently passed and signed into law, with the language G…
Fall Lobby Day, GeoNashville and Geosynthetic Materials Association Executive Council happenings

October 1, 2021  |  Events, GMA News, News

Are you registered for the Fall 2021 Lobby Day, Oct. 20, in Washington, D.C.? Will we see you in person at GeoNashville, Nov. 4–5? As you are reading this, we are preparing for the first two returns to in-person activities for the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA). Here are the current opti…
GMA Fall 2021 Lobby Day registration opens

September 21, 2021  |  Events, GMA News

As we continue to deal with the implications of the pandemic, the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) is making every effort to maintain our influence with federal and state governments to position our industry for success. We have been successful in connecting virtually with individual congres…