New York to receive $200 million in IIJA funding

November 4th, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced New York has received nearly $207 million in clean water funding awarded through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA, or also known as Bipartisan Infrastructure Law) for water infrastructure improvements. This is the first installment of a total of nearly $427 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding […]

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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 will host Geosynthetics Morning  

March 25th, 2022

GMA will host Geosynthetics Morning at Outlook Conference 2022, with a focus on infrastructure and coal combustion residuals, as well as other important topics and current trends. The lobby of the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va., in 2016. Photograph by Antony-22. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) The Industrial Fabric Association International (IFAI) Geosynthetic Materials Association […]

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Tensar technical seminar to feature Arkansas governor

February 9th, 2022

Gov. Asa Hutchison and Arkansas Department of Transportation Director Lori Tudor will address the impact of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) on state transportation projects at the Tensar technical seminar. Tensar International Corp.’s InterAx geogrid, a new product released in August 2021. Photograph courtesy Tensar International Corp. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Director […]

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Profitable geosynthetics companies in 2022?

February 1st, 2022

Before the New Year, in October and November 2021, the first two in-person geosynthetics industry events since the pandemic began took place: the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) fall Lobby Day in Washington, D.C., and GeoNashville 2021. Both were well attended, and many participants were energized by the opportunity to meet with colleagues face-to-face for the […]

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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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AGC and FMI Capital Partners to present webinars on implementation of the IIJA

January 24th, 2022

Photograph courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Transportation Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and FMI Capital Partners will host a two-part webinar on implementation and expanded market opportunities/outlook for the 2022 highway, federal and utility construction markets due to the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) on Tuesday, Jan. 25, and […]

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DOT announces historic bridge investment under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

January 17th, 2022

More than $27 billion to states and tribal transportation facilities to fix an estimated 15,000 bridges nationwide Bridge at Overpeck Park in Bergen County, N.J. The DOT bridge guidance notes that federal funds can be used for 100 percent of the cost of repairing or rehabilitating locally owned bridges. Photograph by FeldBum. Creative Commons License: […]

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Associated General Contractors of America says construction spending in November increased

January 5th, 2022

Association officials call on Congress to promptly enact funding to fulfill promises for wide range of highway, transportation and other public sector projects included in recent bipartisan infrastructure bill. Total construction spending increased in November compared to levels in October and a year earlier, as gains in private residential and nonresidential projects outweighed decreases in […]

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