Member Spotlight: April

Owens Corning (OC) is head quartered in Toledo, Ohio, with additional manufacturing facilities around the Globe. In 2016, the Owens Corning Components division acquired InterWrap Industrial Fabrics. In addition to continuing to manufacture the Rhino branded product line in protective packaging and roofing underlayment, OC will place a major focus on the newly formed Geosynethics business. The geomembrane product mix ranges from 12mil – 40mil with several proprietary technologies including the RhinoMat product line. Owens Corning has recently begun constructing a world class geosynthetics research facility, as part of the current Science & Technology Center, located in Granville, OH. Opening of the new facility is scheduled for Fall, 2017. The FGI liaisons for OC are North American Sales Manager Jimmie Eloff (jimmie.eloff@owenscorning.com) and Geosynthetics Engineer Andy Durham (andy.durham@owenscorning.com).

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FGI Publishes Article on Morro Reservoir Rehab Project in Land and Water Magazine

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, presented its inaugural Fabricated Geomembrane Engineering Innovation Award to the Hilts Consulting Group of Yorba Linda, California at its annual membership meeting in Miami Beach, Florida during Geo-Americas 2016. This award provides recognition for engineers who have creatively used fabricated geomembranes to successfully fulfill a client’s needs including technical requirements, scheduling and budget. Hilts Consulting Group was selected as the recipient for the Fabricated Geomembrane Engineering Innovation Award based on their Morro Reservoir Rehabilitation Project in Fallbrook, California.

To view the complete article, visit Land and Water Magazine

Morro Reservoir drained immediately prior to starting construction.

Geomembrane liner and inlet pipe extension during construction.

Newly Elected Officers Visit University of Illinois

Newly elected FGI President, Patrick Elliott of Colorado Lining, Int’l, and Vice President, Laura Storey of Plastatech, visited the Fabricated Geomembrane Institutes (FGI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on 5 April, 2017. In addition to touring the Civil and Environmental Engineering Research Laboratory, Pat and Laura met with FGI Technical Director, Tim Stark and FGI Coordinator, Jen Miller, to discuss current and future activities and goals of the FGI. In addition to Pat and Laura, the FGI also elected Ed Silva or Engineered Polymer Technologies, as Treasurer, and Jimmie Eloff of Owens Corning, as Secretary. The new officers will serve a two year term (2017-2019).

(L-R) Jen Miller (FGI Coordinator), Laura Storey (FGI Vice President), Tim Stark (FGI Technical Director), Pat Elliot (FGI President 5 April 2017

 

Inland Tarp & Liner Acquires Brawler

Inland Tarp & Liner (ITL®), LLC has acquired the physical assets and equipment of Brawler Industries and Brawler Environmental Containment located at Midland, Texas.  After a well-planned and implemented transition, ITL has hired most of the former Brawler employees and is updating equipment to supplement production of pit and pond liners at its recently expanded Odessa, Texas facility.   The combined plants include over 100,000 square feet of production space and 12,000 square feet of offices.

Inland Tarp & Liner, LLC actively fabricates and distributes a host of containment and covering products for energy, agriculture and industrial applications – including but not limited to pit liners, pond liners, floating covers, hay stack covers, dairy lagoons and athletic field covers.  ITL has fabrication and distribution locations at Moses Lake, Washington; Fostoria, Ohio and Odessa, Texas.

Over the last 35 years, Inland Tarp & Liner (ITL®), LLC has evolved from a west coast hay tarp manufacturer and service company to emerge as one of the largest U.S. custom fabricators of premium quality polyethylene, tarp, and liner products.

The ITL® product signature, “Premium Quality – Built to Last”, was established in 1997 and is a proud tradition carried forth daily in serving multiple U.S. industries and consumers seeking affordable quality products.

ITL® services customers in all 50 States and internationally with weekly shipments to customers in places like Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.

ITL’s Odessa, Texas Facility