Richard French

Richard French named president of Mannington Commercial

December 9th, 2022

Mannington Commercial, a leading manufacturer of commercial flooring products crafted with purpose, is announcing Richard French as its new president. He replaces Tom Pendley, who was promoted to COO of Mannington Commercial’s parent company, Mannington Mills, last month. A veteran of the floor covering industry his entire career, French was most recently the senior vice […]

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ICE appoints director general and secretary

December 9th, 2022

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) announces that Dr. Janet Young will assume the role of director general and secretary in 2023. She brings huge experience and insight from a career with an extensive background in infrastructure delivery.  Dr. Janet Young. Photo courtesy of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Young joins the ICE from the […]

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2023 MFA Conference now open for TTT submissions, tech class registration

December 8th, 2022

The Tools, Tips and Tricks contest, an annual session presented at the Marine Fabricators Conference with the goal of sharing tips, how-to ideas and DIY techniques with fellow marine fabricators, is now open for submissions. Winners are chosen through attendee voting at the MFA Conference being held in New Orleans, Jan. 25-28, 2023. Prizes for […]

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AASHTO re:source podcast examines IIJA impact

December 8th, 2022

Joung Lee, deputy director-chief policy officer of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, recently sat down with the AASHTO re:source podcast to discuss implementation progress on the year-old $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Joung Lee at podium. Photo courtesy of AASHTO. Enacted November 2021, the IIJA provides $351 billion for […]

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ARA offers $132,500 in scholarships

December 7th, 2022

Those planning to attend school during the 2023-2024 academic year to pursue a rental-related career can apply for a share of $132,500 in scholarships through the ARA foundation and its affiliate partners. Scholarship applications are available now here. A total of 69 scholarships are up for grabs for students enrolling at trade schools, community colleges, undergraduate […]

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ATA webinar to discuss interviewing and hiring best practices

December 7th, 2022

The Advanced Textile Association (ATA) is offering the webinar “Interviewing and Hiring Best Practices for Small Businesses” on Dec. 14, 2022, 1:00-2:00 pm EST. The session, which is free to ATA members and $39 for nonmembers, will help small business owners navigate the process of hiring and retaining employees.  The session’s presenter is Gary J. […]

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Solmax launches new environmental sustainability policy

December 7th, 2022

Solmax has launched a new Environmental Sustainability Policy in an effort to achieve its goal of being the most socially and environmentally sustainable geosynthetics manufacturer. The policy sets out clear principles and guidelines to improve Solmax’s sustainability performance while allowing the company to proactively manage its environmental impact and sustainability across all 19 production facilities and […]

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VF Corporation announces chief executive officer transition

December 6th, 2022

VF Corp. interim CEO Benno Dorer VF Corporation announced that Benno Dorer, Lead Independent Director of the board of directors, has been named interim president and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Richard Carucci, a director on the board since 2009, will serve as interim chairman of the board. Dorer’s appointment follows Steve Rendle’s decision to […]

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Exclusive MFA Peer Group launches on CONNECT by ATA

December 6th, 2022

The Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) is launching the MFA Peer Group on CONNECT by ATA exclusively for members of the Marine division. This new group offers an opportunity for MFA members to share resources, find answers and network with industry peers. The Peer Group includes: •Discussions—Participants can communicate and learn from others about important industry […]

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Central Coast Council opens $9 million landfill cell at Buttonderry Waste Management Facility

December 6th, 2022

Central Coast Council has completed one of its most significant projects recently undertaken – a new $9 million landfill cell at Buttonderry Waste Management Facility in Wyong, NSW, Australia. With its existing landfill cell, which was constructed in 2013, reaching its end of life, the council has designed and constructed a new modern engineered landfill […]

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