Geosynthetics need to be part of the infrastructure package

June 1st, 2018

In its 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave U.S. infrastructure a grade of D+. Not good. The sector report card on American roads faired even worse, earning a D, while TRIP, a national transportation research group based in Washington, D.C., says 32% of major urban American roads had pavement […]

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TenCate supports GMA

April 11th, 2018

Since the mid-1980s, TenCate Geosynthetics has been an active member of the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), the parent company of Geosynthetics magazine. GMA provides engineering support, business development opportunities, educational programming, government relations expertise and industry recognition to its member companies. TenCate said that of particular […]

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GMA advocating for infrastructure funding

April 1st, 2018

Over the past year, infrastructure has been talked about regularly as the “next big issue” for the White House and Congress to tackle. With tax reform out of the way and the midterm elections fast approaching, it is time for Congress and U.S. President Donald J. Trump to act.    On Jan. 30, 2018, during […]

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GMA spring Lobby Day is May 16–17, 2018

April 1st, 2018

GMA’s biannual Lobby Day has helped the industry make significant strides toward increasing our exposure in Washington, D.C., and pushing for stronger consideration of geosynthetics’ use in environmental and civil infrastructure applications. Many members of Congress are now advocating for our industry, and geosynthetics have been cited as an innovative material in multiple pieces of […]

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Register now!: GMA Spring Lobby Day is May 16–17 in Washington, D.C.

March 20th, 2018

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) will host Spring Lobby Day May 16–17, 2018, 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. Lobby Day involves meetings with members of the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate and their […]

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Congressional infrastructure chair says infrastructure bill ready ‘closer to summer’

February 17th, 2018

On Feb. 15, 2018, U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., told The Hill’s Mallory Shelbourne that an infrastructure bill could be ready "closer to the summer," perhaps by July. Shuster said he is working with the committee’s Ranking Member Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., to draft a bill. The chairman also said […]

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GMA fall Lobby Day

February 1st, 2018

GMA’s fall Lobby Day marked the end of an excellent year of meetings on Capitol Hill, 22 with the U.S. Senate and 31 with the U.S. House of Representatives. In recent years, Congress has advocated for geosynthetics in major legislation, such as the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), the Water Infrastructure Improvement for the Nation […]

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

October 13th, 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 […]

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

September 5th, 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 […]

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Six-year $478b transportation bill sent to Congress

April 3rd, 2015

‘Grow America’ to address U.S. infrastructure woes On Monday, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a press release describing a six-year, $478 billion transportation reauthorization bill that was sent to Congress March 30. Called the Grow America Act by the Obama administration, the proposed bill “invests in modernizing America’s infrastructure.” The release said that […]

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