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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IFAI rolls out new member benefits

January 17th, 2019

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has created new IFAI member benefits over the past year. The following is a listing of IFAI’s new member offerings for geosynthetics-related organizations, companies and individuals.   Textile Industry Retirement Plan An exclusive benefit available to U.S. IFAI members. By participating in the Textile Industry Retirement Plan, members can […]

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MMPA honors IFAI magazines in three categories

November 2nd, 2018

Specialty Fabrics Review has been awarded the first-place Gold Award for Overall Excellence by the Minnesota Media and Publishing Association (MMPA). Galynn Nordstrom, senior editor of Review, accepted the award November 1 at MMPA’s annual gala that recognizes publishing excellence. Todd Berger, senior editor of Geosynthetics, accepted a second-place Silver Award in the directories category […]

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BOSTD America geogrid plant up and running in Oklahoma

September 28th, 2018

BOSTD America’s new geogrid manufacturing plant is operational at the company’s American headquarters in Blackwell, Okla. The BOSTD Group, based in Europe, includes BOSTD International, BOSTD Geosynthetics and BOSTD America. It is a manufacturer of high-quality geogrids produced on a continuous-production line, as well as drainage nets and composites, geocomposites, asphalt reinforcement material and geocells […]

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Industrial Fabrics Association International endorses APPI Energy

August 10th, 2018

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced their endorsement of consulting firm APPI Energy to provide electricity and natural gas cost management and reduction services for their members. With APPI Energy’s member benefit, IFAI members will receive expert recommendations, cost reduction opportunities, and budget certainty through competitive procurement and fixed, all-inclusive energy contracts. “Every day, APPI Energy […]

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IECA Region One becomes Registered Continuing Education Provider (RCEP)

July 26th, 2018

The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) has been approved under the Registered Continuing Education Provider (RCEP) program, which is managed by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). “We’re excited to announce our acceptance as an RCEP provider,” Sharan Wilson, IECA executive director, said. “IECA strives to provide the most exceptional, relevant training […]

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Fabricated Geomembrane Institute highlights accomplishments and current activities

June 27th, 2018

It has been more than a year since the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) inducted new officers and a new board of directors, which occurred in March 2017 at the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geotechnical Frontiers Conference in Orlando, Fla. Officers and directors currently serving include Patrick Elliott, […]

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IFAI opens registration for GeoDallas conference

May 8th, 2018

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has opened registration for GeoDallas, presented by the Geosynthetics 2019 Conference, to be held in Dallas, Texas, Oct. 16–17, 2018. GeoDallas is supported by the Geosynthetic Materials Association and Geosynthetics magazine. GeoDallas provides geosynthetics professionals the opportunity to learn from short courses, panel discussions, case studies and training lectures. Additionally, […]

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IFAI Smart Fabrics Summit displays growth and innovation in Washington, D.C.

May 2nd, 2018

The second edition of Smart Fabrics Summit, cohosted by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and the U.S. Department of Commerce, demonstrated the advancements happening in this fast-growing segment of the textile industry. A capacity crowd of public and private experts and innovators filled the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center for the daylong […]

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