Western GeoSystems’ Jung now represents DRAINTUBE in the western U.S.

February 11, 2019

Andy Jung is an environmental professional with more than 20 years of field work, operation management and sales experience. He has twice been awarded National Sales Representative of the year by two different organizations: Veolia and Clean Harbors. He has worked in the geosynthetics industry since 2013. In February 2018, Jung started his own company, …

Thrace-LINQ completes expansion project

February 8, 2019

Thrace-LINQ in Summerville, S.C., announced the completion of the installation of a new Andritz needlepunched nonwoven line. The Thrace Group invested more than $9 million in this project to satisfy the growing demand for high-performance nonwoven fabrics in North America. This state-of-the- art needlepunched nonwoven line was designed to produce world-class-quality fabrics for geosynthetics, automotive …

Preview Geosynthetics Conference: 2019 Show Guide now available

February 7, 2019

View the Geosynthetics Conference 2019 Show Guide for a preview of all of the excitement going on during the conference in Houston, Texas, next week. As you will see, the conference, which runs Feb. 10–13, 2019, will include a variety of educational offerings focusing on fundamental knowledge and the latest developments with the opportunity to earn up …

EurAsian Geosynthetics Symposium accepting abstracts

February 6, 2019

The China Nonwovens and Industrial Textiles Association (CNITA) and EDANA have issued a call for papers for the second EurAsian Geosynthetics Symposium (EAGS), to be held Nov. 18–19, 2019, in Beijing, China. The symposium will take place in conjunction with the ISO TC 221 annual meetings on Nov. 20–22. The conference and exhibition will cover …

GSI to host webinar on back drainage design of MSE walls

February 5, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar “MSE Wall: Back Drainage Design,” on Feb. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Within GSI’s database of 320 failed mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls reinforced …

Geosynthetics Conference 2019 wrap-up and looking ahead to Geosynthetics Case Study Conference 2020

February 1, 2019

We hope you are perusing this issue of Geosynthetics magazine while attending the Geosynthetics Conference 2019 in Houston, Texas. If you are not attending, hopefully you will join us next year in Charleston, S.C., for the inaugural Geosynthetics Case Study Conference; more on that exciting news follows. If you are in Houston right now, be …

Changing the ‘one per 500 feet’ paradigm on geomembrane field seam sampling

The late Henry Haxo Jr., Ph.D., former president of Matrecon Inc., deserves considerable credit for developing many of the concepts and practices involved in waste containment liner and cover systems. Beginning in the 1970s, various projects, many of them funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), were actively researched. His capstone document is the …

Christopher honored with 2018 Koerner award and lecture series

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), led by a Koerner awardee selection task force, chose Barry R. Christopher, Ph.D., P.E., as the recipient of the 2018 Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series. The award and lecture series is named for Robert M. Koerner, Ph.D., the founder and director emeritus of the Geosynthetic Institute and professor …

Panorama

IECA Region One welcomes new executive director The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One board of directors and staff welcome Samantha Roe, IOM, as the new executive director of the association. “We’re excited to announce Samantha as the new executive director to take our association in a new direction,” stated Tom Schneider, CPESC, IECA …

Working together to advance geosynthetics

Leadership, participation and collaboration are important to the success of any association. The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) can attribute its growth in recent years to the many members, leaders and industry partners who volunteer their time to support the association’s mission. Read below to learn more about some of them and the programs they support. …