Register now! GMA Fall Lobby Day is Oct. 24–25 in Washington, D.C.

October 13, 2017

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) will host Fall Lobby Day Oct. 24–25, 2017, 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. Registration is open; for questions or to RSVP, please contact Janelle Wells at jawells@ifai.com. GMA continues to …

Geosynthetic Materials Association news: GMA visits Tennessee and Mississippi

October 1, 2017

On June 22, executive council members and I met in Nashville, Tenn., to discuss Tennessee’s infrastructure and the newly passed state IMPROVE Act, which is intended to help attract manufacturing jobs to Tennessee and deliver nearly 1,000 road and bridge projects across the state. Geosynthetics are being manufactured in the state (by Berry Global and …

Geosynthetics Materials Association news: Advocating for infrastructure investment

Ever since the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States, the infrastructure industry has been abuzz with hopes of a trillion-dollar infrastructure package. During President Trump’s first 200 days in office, he and his staff laid the foundation for an infrastructure bill that would increase public and private investment to help repair …

Save the date: GMA Fall Lobby Day is Oct. 24–25 in Washington, D.C.

September 5, 2017

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) will host Fall Lobby Day Oct. 24–25, 2017, 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. Registration is open; for questions or to RSVP, please contact Janelle Wells at jawells@ifai.com. GMA continues to …

Gardner, Chuck, and Brown re-elected

August 2, 2017

Before adjourning the April 26 executive council meeting, the council unanimously re-elected GMA’s leaders each to another two-year term (June 1, 2017–May 31, 2019). Keith Gardner, Crown Resources, will serve as chair; Fred Chuck, HUESKER, as first vice-chair; and Doug Brown, Tensar, as second vice-chair.

GMA executive council updates

Twice a year during GMA’s biannual lobby day fly-in, our executive council meets to discuss GMA business and council priorities. This year’s spring meeting commenced immediately after the presentation of the 2017 Friend of the Industry Award to Rep. Graves. Twelve of GMA’s fourteen member companies attended the meeting, and Gardner kicked off the meeting …

Rep. Garret Graves receives 2017 Friend of the Industry Award

August 1, 2017

On April 26 in room HC8 beneath the United States Capitol, the Geosynthetics Materials Association (GMA) executive council presented Rep. Garret Graves, R-La., with GMA’s 2017 Friend of the Industry award. A longtime supporter of the geosynthetics industry, Rep. Graves appreciates the benefits of geosynthetics and the engineering challenges facing the infrastructure system in the …

Geosynthetics Materials Association needs your geo samples

June 29, 2017

The Geosynthetics Materials Association (GMA) needs samples of geosynthetics to include in binders as an educational resource. If your company can send any of the following samples, please contact GMA’s Jessica Calin at jmcalin@ifai.com for mailing instructions. CSPE, PET-reinforced geomembrane Fibrillated S-F – PP woven geotextile PP 1.0-mm geomembrane Needle-punched (Lt Wt) nonwoven geotextile Multifilament PET-woven …

Titan Environmental joins GMA

June 22, 2017

Titan Environmental Containment of Ile des Chenes, Manitoba, Canada, has joined the Geosynthetics Materials Association (GMA). Titan specializes in the supply and installation of high-quality geosynthetic materials, storage tanks, and specialty civil construction products that help manage and protect the environment. Chantal Lambert is the representative to GMA. The company operates across Canada as Titan …

Geosynthetics Materials Association News

June 1, 2017

GMA honors Dr. Robert M. Koerner and Dr. George Koerner On March 14 in Orlando, Fla., the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) hosted the inaugural Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series. Established by GMA in 2016, the award and lecture series is given to an individual who has had a measurable impact on the geosynthetics …