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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IFAI launches COVID-19 PPE Supplier Directory

April 9th, 2020

On Monday, April 6, IFAI sent a message announcing the COVID-19 Production Capacity Database. This information was collected in a short timeframe by Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), along with The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) and Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA). The initial purpose of collecting this information was to share production […]

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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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IFAI Member Forum Webinars set

March 24th, 2020

IFAI division members are invited to attend a Member Forum Webinar. We encourage you to take part in an open conversation with other members about the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic and discuss how your company is doing/navigating through this situation.  Discussion questions include: What practices are you implementing to keep staff working further apart and at a […]

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Industrial Fabrics Association International partners with Alliance Funding Group to provide fast financing at competitive rates

February 7th, 2020

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has partnered with Alliance Funding Group to provide members of IFAI fast financing at competitive rates. IFAI’s Vice President of New Business Development, Andrew Aho says, “IFAI is enthusiastic about offering members access to one more resource when considering financing equipment or looking for working capital. Alliance Funding Group has been providing […]

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McCartney letter and IGS-NA happenings

August 1st, 2019

IGS North America (IGS-NA) welcomes two new members to the board of directors. The board voted to add Kate Patterson of Klohn Crippen Berger as a co-opted board member. Patterson is a civil and water resources engineer in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and brings a new perspective to the board of directors on geosynthetics in […]

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McCartney letter and IGS-NA happenings

June 1st, 2019

By John McCartney I am excited to start my two-year term as the president of IGS North America. I am joined by an active and engaged set of board members, including John Allen (president-elect), Ranjiv Gupta (treasurer), Ben Leshchinsky (secretary and vice president), Kate Patterson (vice president), Bruno Herlin (vice president), Tim Stark (vice president), John […]

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GMA heads back to Wisconsin and convenes in Texas

April 1st, 2019

GMA heads back to Wisconsin and convenes in Texas  The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) followed up on its April 2018 advocacy trip to Wisconsin by providing geosynthetics education to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WI DNR) in January. Education is a key component of GMA’s mission, and activities like this grow the understanding of […]

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Women leaders in textile industry share expertise—and encouragement

March 19th, 2019

More women than ever now own textile companies, and IFAI’s recent Women in Textiles Summit brought together many of these business leaders to share their unique expertise within a highly specialized industry. This year’s inaugural summit, held March 6–8 in Savannah, Ga., facilitated what IFAI President and CEO Steve Schiffman calls an “investment in the […]

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2018 International Achievement Awards

February 1st, 2019

Recognizing design excellence in geosynthetics The International Achievement Awards, sponsored by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), recognize innovation, technical skill and design excellence in geosynthetic applications. The awards are an annual competition promoting awareness of the specialty fabrics used in thousands of products and applications ranging in size and shape. For more than 70 […]

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