Fall Lobby Day, GeoNashville and Geosynthetic Materials Association Executive Council happenings

October 1st, 2021

GMA is considering options for fall Lobby Day. Photograph courtesy Diego Delso, http://delso.photo, License CC-BY-SA Are you registered for the Fall 2021 Lobby Day, Oct. 20, in Washington, D.C.? Will we see you in person at GeoNashville, Nov. 4–5? As you are reading this, we are preparing for the first two returns to in-person activities […]

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GeoNashville and fall Lobby Day

August 1st, 2021

You need to open your calendar and block off Nov. 4–5, 2021, to join us in Nashville, Tenn., for the return to an in-person geosynthetics conference, GeoNashville. The conference features plenary presentations from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as they look at the […]

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GMA on virtual conference, resin prices and Lobby Day

June 1st, 2021

The 2021 Geosynthetics Virtual Conference has come and gone, but not before providing access to all the recorded content through May 1. With the unlimited access that the virtual platform provided, attendees were able to listen to presentations that provided up to 40 professional development hours (PDHs), an advantage not normally available through a regular […]

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Chair’s corner and GMA happenings

April 1st, 2021

By Bryan Gee What’s in a name? For those of us who work in the geosynthetics industry, this question may be more important than you think. A recent call with a high-level federal policy maker brought this home to me. With no prior knowledge of our industry, this person did not understand what geosynthetic materials […]

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Chair’s corner and GMA happenings

February 1st, 2021

By Bryan Gee As we move into 2021, I hope all of you are finding renewed optimism for your businesses and your personal lives, and that you remain healthy or are regaining your health as we look forward to the waning of the pandemic. The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) continues our many efforts to advance […]

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New GMA leadership and socially distanced activities

August 1st, 2020

The executive council of the Geosynthetics Materials Association (GMA) has a new chair and first vice chair. Bryan Gee, the director of education and training for Tensar International Corp., has ascended to the chair of GMA, while Steve Thaxton, the business development leader of geosynthetics for Owens Corning, has assumed the position of first vice […]

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GMA history, Part 2

June 1st, 2020

During the Geosynthetics CASE STUDIES Conference in March in North Charleston, S.C., a few of the past Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) leaders had an opportunity to address the gathering and recall their personal experiences and achievements when they chaired the GMA executive council. This is the second installment of the history of GMA.  Beginning in […]

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GMA history and happenings

April 1st, 2020

By Andrew Aho Throughout the history of geosynthetics, leaders have emerged who have significantly affected the growth of the industry in North America. During the Geosynthetics CASE STUDIES Conference in March in North Charleston, S.C., a few of the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) leaders had an opportunity to address the gathering and recall their personal […]

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GMA happenings

February 1st, 2020

Letter from the chair As I sat down to write this update of all the great things GMA has been doing, my computer screen interrupted me with an email, and now I type with a heavy heart as the email announced the passing of Robert M. Koerner. I had the privilege of knowing Bob for […]

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