Answers to your Supply Chain questions!

August 8, 2022

CONNECT by ATA will be hosting an Ask Me Anything on Supply Chain Challenges event with Bill Rooney of Kuehne + Nagel Inc. on August 30! Get the answers to your supply chain questions from an expert at this live session on August 30 from 1-2pm EDT. Can't make it to the live session? Email […]

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Advanced Textiles Association debuts new logo

July 28, 2022

Advanced Textiles Association (ATA), recently launched their new logo. ATA became the official new name of the association formerly known as Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), on June 1 and have now released their new look. The goal was to find a name and acronym that was more inclusive of the textiles, fabrics, materials that […]

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OSHA administers $11.7 million in training grants

June 22, 2022

The U.S. Department of Labor will provide a funding opportunity for $11.7 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants to support the delivery of training and education to help workers and employers identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards. Administered by the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the grants will target disadvantaged, underserved, low-income, and other hard-to-reach, […]

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Textile groups urge U.S. to maintain penalty tariffs on China

June 16, 2022

The Biden administration should maintain Section 301 penalty tariffs on finished textiles and apparel from China or risk reversing once-in-a-lifetime nearshoring trends and undermining critical investments and jobs in the U.S. and Western Hemisphere, three key American textile manufacturing groups said today. In a formal submission to the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) office, which is […]

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IFAI selects Advanced Textiles Association as new name

May 17, 2022

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will become the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) effective June 1. The name change was approved in April with 85.6 percent of association members casting their votes to do so. Association bylaws require the approval of two-thirds of those returning ballots. The results were audited by Clifton Larson Allen. “This […]

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Outlook® gives attendees exclusive insights to power informed decisions at the 2022 conference

May 17, 2022

Close to 100 attendees gathered at the Omni Homestead Resort (circa 1766) in Hot Springs, VA to engage, learn and connect with colleagues in the industry. A day and a half of informative business sessions, intermingled with several networking opportunities, were filled with knowledge and idea exchange as well as insights from various thought leaders […]

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Ask Me Anything May 10 on trade and tariffs with Nate Bolin

April 28, 2022

The Advanced Textiles Association will be hosting an “Ask Me Anything” on trade issues with attorney Nate Bolin in May. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 10, from 2 to 3 p.m. EDT, in CONNECT by ATA’s Open Forum. This is a great opportunity to ask him your questions about trade and tariffs. […]

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Watershed Geo strategic hires

April 28, 2022

Watershed Geo strategic hires Randy Thompson, Daniel Ward and Trey Hardin bring years of experience to Georgia-based geosynthetics company. New Watershed Geosynthetics LLC employees Randy Thompson, Daniel Ward and Trey Hardin. Photograph courtesy of Watershed Geosynthetics LLC Three leading industry professionals are bringing their talent to the growing team at Watershed Geosynthetics LLC of Alpharetta, […]

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Your extrusion welding rod matters

April 27, 2022

Solmax discusses why choosing your extrusion welding rod matters, and the best ways to perform an extrusion weld on a geomembrane. Circular geomembrane extrusion weld. Photograph courtesy of Solmax Extrusion welding is a highly effective seaming method that’s primarily used for detailed patching work on polymeric geomembranes such as high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE). It also works well […]

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GSI landfill covers webinar upcoming

April 26, 2022

GSI landfill covers webinar on May 11 will focus on the various components included in geosynthetic final covers for solid waste landfills. Geomembrane landfill cover, one type of emerging geosynthetics to be discussed in the GSI landfill covers webinar. Photograph courtesy of Layfield Group Ltd. The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Landfill Covers: […]

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Montreal to host 13ICG

April 25, 2022

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) chose Montreal to host 13ICG, to be held Sept. 13–16, 2026, in Canada for the first time. The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) announced that Montreal, Que., Canada, has been selected to host the 13th International Conference on Geosynthetics (13ICG) in 2026. The bidding process began last August, when IGS President Chungsik […]

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Geosynthetics Conference 2023 abstract deadline April 29

April 22, 2022

The conference Organizing Committee emphasized the Geosynthetics Conference 2023 abstract deadline is April 29—a week away. Kansas City, Mo., is the site of Geosynthetics Conference 2023, and the abstract deadline of April 29 is just a week away. Photograph by Nick Youngson. Creative Commons License: Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) The Geosynthetics Conference 2023 […]

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Concrete Canvas and Titan renew/expand partnership

April 21, 2022

Concrete Canvas and Titan renew/expand partnership for distribution of geosynthetic concrete composite mats in Canada and the western U.S. Executives from Concrete Canvas Ltd. and Titan Environmental Containment Ltd. with new sales partnership agreement. Photograph courtesy of Titan Environmental Containment Ltd. U.K.-based Concrete Canvas Ltd. and Canada-based Titan Environmental Containment Ltd. announced the renewal of […]

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Layfield’s Fraser joins GSI board

April 20, 2022

Layfield’s Fraser joins GSI board of advisors, bringing his 40+ years' experience in the geosynthetics industry to GSI. Brian Fraser joins GSI board of advisors. Photograph courtesy of Layfield Group Ltd. The Layfield Group Ltd. announced that Brian Fraser, vice president of business development for Layfield Geosynthetics, has been appointed to the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) […]

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Landfill closure best practices

April 19, 2022

AGRU America Inc. explores landfill closure regulations and requirements, highlighting landfill closure best practices from the perspective of a geosynthetics manufacturer. In partnership with Watershed Geosynthetics LLC, AGRU America Inc. has manufactured more than 1,500 acres (607 ha) of ClosureTurf engineered landfill closure systems. Photograph courtesy of AGRU America Inc. Landfill containment is a complicated […]

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