GMA is busy this spring and summer

June 1st, 2022

Government affairs, infrastructure spending and planning have been the watchwords for the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) this spring. In April GMA hosted three morning geosynthetics sessions as part of the annual Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Outlook Conference, the premier leadership event for industries represented by IFAI’s 13 divisions. This year’s conference was held at […]

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GMA returns to Washington

April 1st, 2022

L to R: Erol Tutumluer of the University of Illinois, Jennifer Nicks of the Federal Highway Administration and outgoing chair of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Standing Committee on Geosynthetics (AKG80), and Nancy Whiting of TRB. Tutumluer and Whiting are giving Nicks a certificate of appreciation for her six years of service as committee chair. […]

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GMA elects Selander as vice chair

March 7th, 2022

GMA elects Selander of Willacoochee Industrial Fabrics Inc. as the association’s executive council vice chair, finishing the term of Thaxton. Newly elected vice chair of the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) executive council, Daniel Selander. Photograph courtesy of Daniel Selander The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) elected Daniel Selander, who handles sales and technical support at Willacoochee […]

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GSI agriculture/aquaculture webinar upcoming

February 25th, 2022

GSI agriculture/aquaculture webinar on March 16, 2022, will focus on geosynthetics in farming and fish farming operations. A Raven Engineered Films geosynthetic agricultural silage cover. The upcoming GSI agriculture/aquaculture webinar will include such uses. Photograph courtesy of Raven Engineered Films The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geosynthetics in Agriculture and Aquaculture,” on March […]

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Free Geosynthetics Conference archive launches

February 25th, 2022

The conference’s organizers have made available 1,500 white papers and dozens of videos in the online, free Geosynthetics Conference archive. The free Geosynthetics Conference archive includes proceedings from conferences dating back to the IFAI-sponsored Second International Conference on Geotextiles, Aug. 1–6, 1982, in Las Vegas, Nev. The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), the Geosynthetics Materials Association […]

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Geocells for railway track beds focus of webinar

February 11th, 2022

Jie Han to present webinar hosted by GMA/Geosynthetics magazine on improving performance of ballast using geocells for railway track beds. Jie Han, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, will speak about using geocells for railway track beds in the webinar. The Geosynthetic Materials Association and Geosynthetics magazine will sponsor the webinar, “Use of Geocells to Improve Performance of […]

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GeoNashville 2021 is a success

February 1st, 2022

Silas C. Nichols, P.E., principal geotechnical engineer with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Infrastructure, speaks about “Transforming Transportation Geotechnics with Geosynthetics" at GeoNashville. Photograph courtesy of Mark Skalny/Mark Skalny Photography Geosynthetics professionals from across North America gathered in Nashville, Tenn., in November as the industry returned to in-person events. GeoNashville 2021, Nov. 4–5, […]

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Geosynthetic Materials Association new and renewing members as of February 2022

February 1st, 2022

To learn more about Geosynthetics Materials Association (GMA) member companies and other IFAI members, visit the IFAI member directory. Industrial Fabrics Inc. Baton Rouge, La.Construction products and engineering solutions Nedia Enterprises Inc. Ashburn, Va.Construction fabrics and erosion control products Synteen Technical Fabrics Inc. Lancaster, S.C.Manufacturer of geogrids and geotextiles

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Geosynthetic Materials Association has been busy (more to come)

February 1st, 2022

Eleven leaders from the geosynthetics industry came together in Washington, D.C., Oct. 19–20, 2021, to participate in the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) fall Lobby Day 2021. During Lobby Day, GMA members advocated for specific language related to geosynthetics in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), then under consideration in the House of Representatives. The […]

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There’s still time to register for GeoNashville

October 14th, 2021

Secure your spot today Photograph courtesy of Geosynthetics Ltd. GeoNashville 2021, Nov. 4–5, is only a few weeks away, and there is still time to get registered. This event is a great opportunity for professionals in the geotechnical industry to reconnect with their peers, exhibitors and the industry.  What to expect at GeoNashville In-depth plenary discussionsOpen networking […]

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