GMA is advancing the industry through advocacy and education

October 1, 2019

By Jonathan Curry Advocacy and education are key to the mission of the Geosynthetic Materials Association. GMA, through its state and local advocacy program, met with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in 2015 and, as a result, developed a strategic relationship that created the Waste Containment System Design seminars, which have provided …

Register now for GMA fall Lobby Day

September 20, 2019

Registration is now open for the GMA fall Lobby Day, to be held October 28–29, in Washington, D.C. The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) continues to make significant strides toward increasing the industry’s exposure in Washington, D.C. Many members of Congress are now advocating for our industry, in large part, due to GMA’s lobbying efforts along …

GMA highlights new product type search in interactive online membership directory

September 4, 2019

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) announced product type search capability for its online interactive membership directory. The directory, available to the general public, allows searching by company name, location, geographic area on an interactive map and product type. It lists all GMA members, including their contact information, website urls and more. To search the directory, …

GMA on the road

August 1, 2019

April and May are always busy months for the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA). Construction season is gearing up and the association is preparing to kick off its spring government relations activities. This year was no exception. GMA conducted its third state visit of the fiscal year by traveling to Wyoming; members attended key environmental and …

GMA looks back and moves forward

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 …