Letter from the IGS-NA chair

April 1st, 2020

The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS-NA) had a productive 2019, and we are looking forward to several exciting activities in 2020. We held the third installment of Educate the Educators in December 2019 in La Jolla, Calif.  In addition, IGS-NA was a sponsoring organization of the Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES, […]

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Working together to advance geosynthetics

February 1st, 2019

Leadership, participation and collaboration are important to the success of any association. The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) can attribute its growth in recent years to the many members, leaders and industry partners who volunteer their time to support the association’s mission. Read below to learn more about some of them and the programs they support. […]

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GMA on Wisconsin, waste containment and Lobby Day

August 1st, 2018

April and May were very active months for the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA). Our membership coordinated an educational opportunity in the state of New York, made a lobbying trip to Wisconsin and supported Infrastructure Week by advocating for geosynthetics in the nation’s capitol. GMA heads to Wisconsin On Apr. 9, 2018, members of the GMA […]

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GeoDallas Watch: 2018 GeoDallas schedule announced

June 1st, 2018

June World Environmental & Water Resources Congress June 3–7 | Minneapolis, Minn. Hosted by the Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the World Environmental & Water Resources Congress brings together the top environmental and water resources infrastructure professionals. Topics include erosion and sediment control, numerical modeling, hydraulic […]

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HUESKER’s Olsta to be honored by ASTM

April 5th, 2018

Based in Chicago, HUESKER Inc.’s business area manager for Tektoseal Jim Olsta will be honored with the American Society of Testing and Material (ASTM) International’s Richard S. Ladd Standards Development Award on June 25, 2018, at the main meeting of the ASTM Committee D18 on Soil and Rock in San Diego, California. “When Jim Olsta […]

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Fred Chuck joins Huesker as VP

April 26th, 2017

Huesker Inc. announced Fred Chuck, P.E., has joined the company as vice president of business development. With extensive experience in corporate training and industry relations as well as emerging markets, technical service, engineering, and sales, the company says Chuck will take charge of Huesker Inc.’s efforts in industry and government relations, business development with engineers […]

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Huesker targets North American market

January 16th, 2017

In a press release issued last week, HUESKER Inc. underscored another milestone of growth with its official inauguration of an expanded manufacturing operations in Shelby, N.C., about 50 miles west of HUESKER Inc. USA in Charlotte. The new site, an $8.5 million, 150,000sf state-of-the-art facility, opened earlier in 2016. The release noted that the December […]

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Lothspeich joins Thrace as Director of Engineering–Geosynthetics

October 31st, 2016

The Athens, Greece-based Thrace Group announced in an Oct. 28 press release that it has added Steve Lothspeich to its North American staff as director of engineering–geosynthetics. The release said that Lothspeich will support current and future anticipated growth of Thrace Group geosynthetics in the U.S. marketplace. His previous positions include technical director, and later […]

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