IFAI honors GMA executive council members with Outstanding Volunteer Awards 

October 17th, 2017

On Sept. 26, 2017, at IFAI Expo in New Orleans, La., Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) board vice chair and incoming chair Steve L. Ellington of Trivantage LLC of Glen Raven, N.C., presented two Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) executive council members with IFAI’s 2017 Outstanding Volunteer Award. IFAI honored the efforts of Daniel Selander of […]

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Geosynthetics 2019 Conference issues Call for Proposals

October 9th, 2017

Geosynthetics 2019 is now accepting proposals for volunteers to chair sessions, teach short courses and moderate panels at the premier conference on geosynthetics, to be held Feb. 10­–13, 2019, at the Marriott Marquis Houston in Texas. The conference, sponsored by the Industrial Fabrics Association International, will feature four days of technical programming, including short courses, […]

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George Koerner to deliver Koerner lecture at Geo-Carolinas

September 26th, 2017

Dr. George Koerner will deliver the second lecture in the Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series at the Inaugural Geo-Carolinas Conference, hosted by the Geo-Carolinas Chapter of the Geo-Institute. The conference will take place October 9 and 10, 2017, in Charlotte, N.C. Koerner’s lecture, titled “Geosynthetic Successes Hidden in the Details,” focuses on “discussing […]

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IFAI announces Annual Meeting and division meetings at IFAI Expo

August 21st, 2017

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will hold its Annual Meeting at IFAI Expo in New Orleans, La., on Sept. 27, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will be held in La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom C of the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center. All members of IFAI are invited to attend. “You'll find out about […]

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Recap of the 2017 GMA Spring Lobby Day

August 1st, 2017

‘Here, sir, the people govern.’ Alexander Hamilton said these words in 1788, remarking on the U.S. House of Representatives during debate on the adoption of the Constitution. At the time, the United States system of government was unique in a monarchical world. Even today, America’s experiment with democracy makes it impossible to go to Capitol […]

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Recap of the 2017 Geotechnical Frontiers conference

June 1st, 2017

More than 2,100 attendees and some 200 exhibitors flocked to the Hyatt Regency Orlando Hotel in Florida, March 12–15, 2017, for the jointly sponsored Geotechnical Frontiers conference. A major event in the geosynthetics world, the once-every-six-years conference unites the Geosynthetics Conference of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and its division, the Geosynthetics Materials Association […]

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Geosynthetics Institute News

June 1st, 2017

Robert M. Koerner on his namesake award and lecture series On March 14, 2017, at the Geotechnical Frontiers conference in Orlando, Fla., George Koerner graciously accepted the Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series. The biennial award and lecture series were established by the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) Executive Council; Koerner was the first recipient. […]

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Internship resources now available to IFAI members

April 18th, 2017

Investing in the industry is something the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and members prioritize. These investments help ensure the growth of the many companies within the association. With this mission in mind, it is vital to continue the tradition of hiring ambitious individuals to join the industry and drive it into the future. Finding […]

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IFAI, Dept. of Commerce to host smart fabrics summit

November 23rd, 2015

UPDATE: Date has been changed. The Smart Fabrics Summit will be on April 11, 2016. The U.S. Department of Commerce announced it will partner with the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) to host the first-ever Smart Fabrics Summit on April 11, 2016 in Washington, D.C. The Summit will provide a forum for public and private […]

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IFAI announces 2015 IAA winners

October 8th, 2015

Winners of the 2015 International Achievement Awards (IAA) were announced today at IFAI Expo 2015, held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., through Oct. 9. Sponsored by IFAI, the IAA program has recognized excellence in design and innovation for more than six decades, highlighting craftsmanship in the specialty fabrics and technical textiles industry. […]

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