Member Spotlight:

Hapco sells and services a complete line of thermoplastic welding heat tools used during installation of drilling well pad, primary/secondary containment, and pond liners for the shale gas and oil industry. Hapco sells and services BAK heat guns, wedge welders, and extruders; along with Demtech wedge welders and extruders. Hapco also stocks a full line of equipment accessories, including the BAK Laron walk behind welder. This welder was primarily designed for the roofing industry and is utilized to mechanical weld geomembranes and foam berming. Hapco is conveniently located in Northeast Ohio and has been providing equipment to all major natural gas plays, and is within 1 day shipping for the majority of the Marcellus and Utica shale deposits. Hapco welcomes a visit by those needing to drop off equipment for repair and/or order pickup. Hapco’s additional office serves the Southern U.S. shale plays and is located in Hewitt, Texas, near Waco. For more information on Hapco, Inc., please contact Mike Szugye by cell phone @ 330-697-3259 or by email at or visit


FGI Welcomes New Manufacturer Member

The FGI is pleased to welcome its newest manufacturer member, Plastatech® ( Plastatech manufactures geomembranes that are highly effective at containing and controlling materials, runoff, chemicals, spills and more. With headquarters in Saginaw, Michigan, Plastatech specializes in extruded, calendered and PVC-based films, single-ply membranes, knitted fabrics and laminates. Plastatech’s FGI liaison is Laura McKendry, Business Development Manager, who can be reached at  or (800) 892-9358. Please help us welcome Plastatech to the FGI!

Congratulations BTL Liners and Intertape Polymer Group on the Cover Article in Geosynethetics Magazine October/November 2015

Tight Timeline + Extreme Specs = A Notable RPE Geomembrane Install

Jared Santoro, General Manager of BTL Liners of Prineville, Oregon braced the unpredictable and unforgiving weather of Northeastern British Columbia, in order to complete a major geomembrane liner installation project at the Tumbler Ridge mining operation site. More than 780,000 SF of geomembrane was prefabricated; and installed in eight days. The geomembrane used was Intertape Polymer Group’s 40mil-thick reinforced polyethylene (RPE) product.

To view the full article, please click here.

Reprinted with permission of Geosynthetics magazine
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FGI Short Course Addresses Containment Technology in Salt Lake City, Utah


The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) offered a short course in Salt Lake City, Utah on 16 September 2015 at the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ).  The Salt Lake City short course was organized by the FGI and was offered in collaboration with the UDEQ.  The course was attended by ninety-one (91) attendees. The excellent and timely presentations focused on the challenges and environmental concerns with containment technologies and how geosynthetics and geomembranes can be used to mitigate the concerns and risks.

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The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute’s short course on Containment Technologies