Herculite Products Inc. promotes Jake Ritchie to business manager

March 5, 2024  |  Company News, Industry News, News

Herculite Products Inc., a manufacturer of high-performance and custom fabrics, announced the appointment of Jake Ritchie as the new business manager for its Custom Engineered Solutions – Agricultural Barn Curtain division. As business manager, Ritchie will oversee the strategic direction of H…
Amy Bircher appointed to advisory committee by President Biden

February 26, 2024  |  ATA News, Industry News, News, People

President Joe Biden announced his intent to appoint nine individuals as members of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, including former Advanced Textiles Association chairman Amy Bircher. The advisory committee provides overall policy advice to the U.S. Trade Representative on …
Advanced Textiles Expo attracts thousands to Orlando

November 14, 2023  |  ATA News, Industry News, News

Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) completed its debut of Advanced Textiles Expo, formerly known as IFAI Expo, Nov. 1–3, in Orlando, Fla., USA.  This year’s event was again collocated with Sun Shading Expo North America, which is organized by Messe Stuttgart, the founders of R + T, th…
In memoriam: Kevin Yonce

May 1, 2023  |  ATA News, Industry News

Former Industrial Fabrics Association International (now ATA) Chairman Kevin Yonce passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on April 29, 2023. Yonce was born January 24, 1970, in Urbana, Ill. He was a lifelong resident of Champaign-Urbana and a 1988 graduate of Urbana High School. Yonce is …
Beaulieu Technical Textiles goes green with woven sustainable geotextiles

June 28, 2022  |  Industry News, News

Beaulieu Technical Textiles, a globally represented and established manufacturer of woven technical fabrics, introduces product specific Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), an essential tool for communicating sustainability performance to fully support green-certified construction projects by …
TechFab India’s advanced facility for interface testing of geosynthetics fully operational

June 24, 2022  |  Industry News, News

TechFab India’s state-of-the-art geosynthetic-soil interaction testing facility is now fully operational at its in-house laboratory located in Rakholi, Silvassa, Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli. This facility has a large pullout apparatus for conducting laboratory pull-out tests on geo…
OSHA administers $11.7 million in training grants

June 22, 2022  |  Industry News, News

The U.S. Department of Labor will provide a funding opportunity for $11.7 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants to support the delivery of training and education to help workers and employers identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards. Administered by the department’s&nb…
Your extrusion welding rod matters

May 3, 2022  |  Industry News

Solmax discusses why choosing your extrusion welding rod matters, and the best ways to perform an extrusion weld on a geomembrane.
Watershed Geo strategic hires

May 2, 2022  |  Industry News

Watershed Geo strategic hires Randy Thompson, Daniel Ward and Trey Hardin bring years of experience to Georgia-based geosynthetics company.
Commercial Metals completes acquisition of Tensar Corporation

April 28, 2022  |  Industry News, News

Commercial Metals Company announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of TAC Acquisition Corp. (“Tensar”) from Castle Harlan, a New York-based private equity firm, for a cash purchase price of $550 million, subject to customary purchase price adjustments. Tensar&nbs…