GMA looks back and moves forward, together

June 1, 2019

by Jonathan Curry Over the past decade the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) has grown by leaps and bounds, establishing itself as a leading geosynthetics organization in the areas of education, technical support and government relations. GMA’s membership has nearly doubled since 2005, GMA-supported educational conferences have attracted more than 25,000 attendees, and GMA’s lobbying efforts …

Baca joins GMA executive council

May 17, 2019

Owens Corning has named Carl Baca as the company’s liaison to the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) executive council. Baca takes the place of Andy Durham, who left Owens Corning for a position with Erosion Control Systems of Florida. Baca is in charge of marketing for Owens Corning Geosynthetics. He is actively working to position Owens …

GMA to host Waste Containment System Design III seminar in Syracuse, N.Y.

May 2, 2019

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) will sponsor the seminar “Waste Containment Design III: An Overview of the Current State of Practice for the Design of Solid Waste Landfill Double-Liner and Final Cover Systems,” July 16–17, at the Crowne Plaza in Syracuse, N.Y. The objective of this third in a series of landfill design seminars is …

GMA heads back to Wisconsin and convenes in Texas

April 1, 2019

GMA heads back to Wisconsin and convenes in Texas  The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) followed up on its April 2018 advocacy trip to Wisconsin by providing geosynthetics education to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WI DNR) in January. Education is a key component of GMA’s mission, and activities like this grow the understanding of …

Working together to advance geosynthetics

February 1, 2019

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. …

GMA releases schedule for Geosynthetics Conference 2019 meetings, requests RSVPs

January 7, 2019

The Geosynthetic Materials Association announces open meetings at the Geosynthetics Conference 2019, which runs February 10–13 in Houston, Texas. All meetings are open to the public, and GMA requests all those who intend to attend RSVP. GMA meetings include those of the Erosion Control Focus Group, Geotextile Focus Group, Environmental Focus Group, Distributor Focus Group …

GMA honors Sen. Whitehouse as ‘leader of the year’

December 12, 2018

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) honored Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., with the GMA Leader of the Year Award during the fall Lobby Day in Washington, D.C., on November 14. “I’m honored to be recognized in this way by the Geosynthetic Materials Association,” Sen. Whitehouse said, “and I’m grateful for GMA’s excellent work bringing together leaders …

Gardner concludes his time as GMA chair, Chuck steps in

November 20, 2018

Keith Gardner of Dalco Nonwovens LLC ended his term as chair of IFAI’s Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) executive council at a meeting of the council in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 13, 2018. GMA 1st vice chair, Fred Chuck, of HUESKER Inc., took over as GMA executive council chair. “Keith Gardner’s services to GMA will be …

GMA’s geosynthetic education offerings make a difference on campus and Capitol Hill

October 1, 2018

August 2018 was a great month for the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and the industry at large. Banner legislation promoting innovative materials was introduced in Congress by friend of the industry Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I. GMA members and industry educators met at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to educate students about the importance of …

GSI’s Koerner to host webinar on geosynthetics in erosion control, GMA members get discounted rates

September 25, 2018

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar entitled “Geosynthetics in Erosion Control,” on Oct. 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The webinar will be hosted by Dr. Robert M. Koerner. GMA member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. The estimated society cost of …