GMA spring Lobby Day 2022 registration opens

March 4th, 2022

Participants will visit with representatives and their staffs at GMA spring Lobby Day 2022, May 11–12, 2022, in Washington, D.C. L to R Participants at GMA fall Lobby Day 2021: Keith Misukanis, Berry Global; Fred Chuck, GMA; Rep. Dustin “Dusty” Johnson, R-S.D.; Sachin Mandavkar, Maccaferri Inc.; Adam Maskal, Solmax. Photograph by Gabe Pellathy, Principal, Whitmer […]

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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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GMA Fall 2021 Lobby Day registration opens

September 21st, 2021

GMA Lobby Day attendees at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., in May 2019. Photograph courtesy of the Geosynthetic Materials Association As we continue to deal with the implications of the pandemic, the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) is making every effort to maintain our influence with federal and state governments to position our industry for […]

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TRB’s AKG80 Standing Committee on Geosynthetics seeking abstracts for 2022 young person’s poster session

July 13th, 2021

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Standing Committee on Geosynthetics has issued a call for abstracts for the young persons’ (age 35 and under) poster session at the TRB 101st Annual Meeting, Jan. 9–13, 2022, in Washington, D.C. Eligible researchers and engineers are invited to submit abstracts mentioning and showcasing their research works in this special […]

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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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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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Geosynthetic strip MSE wall at Point Defiance Marina

April 1st, 2020

By Paul C. Frankenberger and Robert Lozano  This article will focus on a geosynthetic strip mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) wall case study using discrete geosynthetic strips with large precast facing panels (Figure 1), an innovation of the original MSE invention. The system is the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center/National Transportation Product Evaluation Program reviewed GeoMega […]

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GMA on the road

August 1st, 2019

April and May are always busy months for the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA). Construction season is gearing up and the association is preparing to kick off its spring government relations activities. This year was no exception. GMA conducted its third state visit of the fiscal year by traveling to Wyoming; members attended key environmental and […]

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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’s geosynthetic education offerings make a difference on campus and Capitol Hill

October 1st, 2018

August 2018 was a great month for the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and the industry at large. Banner legislation promoting innovative materials was introduced in Congress by friend of the industry Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I. GMA members and industry educators met at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to educate students about the importance of […]

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