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Maccaferri will exhibit at the 16th Annual Technical Forum: Rockfall Geohazards Impacting Transportation in Appalachia.

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The August 2-4 event is hosted by Tennessee Department of Transportation and sponsored by Marshall University Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Sciences (CEGAS)

Hosted by Tennessee Department of Transportation and sponsored by Marshall University’s Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Sciences (CEGAS), the 16th edition of the Forum will be focusing on the geohazards that may impact the transportation infrastructures across the Appalachian Region.

Our Company will be exhibiting at the event, scheduled for August 2 to August 4, 2016 in Knoxville, TN.

Appalachian States are tied by common geographical and geological challenges, while multi-modal transportation in the Appalachian Region is essential for economic development.

The coalition includes members from Departments of Transportation and State Geological Surveys from Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina, U.S. Geological Survey, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, CSXT and Norfolk Southern Corporation.

The objectives of CEGAS includes sharing of resources and information, exchange of methodologies and experiences, and collaboration on geologic projects and research activities.

Another is the ability to work with federal, state, and private entities faced with prevention, correction, or remediation of similar geologic problems in the Appalachian region.

Moreover, the Center for Environmental, Geotechnical, and Applied Science (CEGAS) at Marshall University was established in 1993 to stimulate scientific activity and encourage cooperation among the business community, state and federal government, and Universities.

The Center’s focus is on research, service, education and training related to innovative technologies, geophysical, environmental and other vital fields, that will support regional planning and spur economic development.

For further information about our participation in the Forum, or Maccaferri’s rockfall protection applications, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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