Truax becomes ASCE 2022 president

October 12, 2021  |  News

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) chose Dennis D. Truax, P.E., DEE, D.WRE, F.NSPE, F.ASCE, as its 2022 president during the society’s annual business meeting on Oct. 7, as part of the ASCE 2021 Convention. In truth though, Truax has been hard at work for a while, supporting his fellow…
Shaw Industries buys controlling interest in Watershed Geosynthetics

October 11, 2021  |  News

Both companies anticipate accelerated growth and increased profitability Alpharetta, Ga.-based Watershed Geosynthetics LLC has sold a significant controlling interest to Dalton, Ga.-based Shaw Industries, a Berkshire Hathaway Subsidiary, and has entered into a letter of intent to sell controlli…
Geosynthetic Institute awards 2021–22 fellowships

October 11, 2021  |  News

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI), along with the GSI Board of Advisors, has awarded twenty students the 2021–22 GSI Fellowship. The GSI Fellowship supports students working on research involving geosynthetics. Each fellowship award is for $5,000. This year, eleven recipients are currently attendin…
Berry Global CEO appointed as officer for the Alliance to End Plastic Waste

October 8, 2021  |  News

Berry Global Group Inc., a manufacturer of packaging materials and geomembranes, announced its chairman and CEO, Tom Salmon, has accepted appointment as an officer of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, a global nonprofit organization. As a founding member and first converter to join t…
Geotechnical software company Rocscience acquires NovoTech Software

October 7, 2021  |  News

Rocscience continues to grow its global footprint with the acquisition of Vancouver-based geotechnical software provider Rocscience Inc., Canada’s largest provider of geotechnical software solutions announced that it had acquired Vancouver-based geotechnical software provider, NovoTech Software. I…
Geosynthetic solutions to improve safety in mining applications

October 6, 2021  |  News

What do Tesla, Apple and Ford have in common? They all rely on mines that produce metals like lithium, which drives our technology-hungry world. Now, more than ever, mining operations must run efficiently to meet increasing demand. Equally as important is supporting positive public beliefs on mining…
IFAI introduces member benefit program and Expo discount offer

October 5, 2021  |  IFAI news

IFAI has announced a new benefit for IFAI members in the United States: the IFAI Health and Benefit Insurance program. IFAI Health and Benefit Insurance The IFAI Health and Benefit Insurance program gives all IFAI members access to a dedicated team of experts who are ready to help fin…
Geocomp’s GeoTesting Express expands lab

October 5, 2021  |  News

Geocomp Corp.’s GeoTesting Express in Acton, Mass., is increasing its focus and investment in quality geotechnical laboratory testing to meet the needs of civil engineers worldwide. A recent expansion of the GeoTesting Express laboratory space and major investments in state-of-the-art automated te…
Geofabrics Australasia acquires Plascorp Group

October 4, 2021  |  News

Geofabrics Australasia Pty Ltd., Australia and New Zealand’s largest manufacturer and supplier of geosynthetic products, today announced that it has acquired Plascorp Holdings Pty Ltd. Plascorp is one of Australia’s leading privately owned manufacturers of industrial products with strong market …
Episode 2 of IFAI Talking Textiles podcast is now available

October 1, 2021  |  News

We invite you to listen to IFAI’s new podcast on Apple, Google, Spotify, Libsyn and on the IFAI website, www.ifai.com/podcast. Episode 2 is titled “Catching up with Conroy’s House of Canvas.” About the podcast After dedicating his entire career to the textile shade industry, Canadian busine…