Member Spotlight: February

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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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

 

Register Now for Fabricated Geomembrane Containment Applications Short Course

The FGI, in conjunction with TRI/Environmental, is offering a Short Course on Fabricated Geomembranes for Containment Applications:  Coal Combustion, Shale Oil and Gas, Floating Covers, Aquaculture, Potable Water, Agriculture, and more

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Time:  8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location:  TRI/Environmental
9063 Bee Caves Road
Austin, TX  78733

Earn 8.0 PDH

Visit https://fgi-austin-2017.eventbrite.com/ to register today.

Instructors:  Gary Zych (AEP), Dr. Timothy D. Stark (University of Illinois),  Sam Allan & Abigail Beck (TRI/Environmental), Andrew Mills (Layfield), Pat Elliott (Colorado Lining Int’l), Cherie Lafleur (Texas NRCS), Gary Kolbasuk (Raven), Laura Storey (Plastatech), Ray Peebles, (Cooley), Steve Hobbs (Leister) and Wayne Leger (DemTech)

Course Description:

Attendees will learn current advances and trends in containment and welding technologies for a range of applications including: (1) landfills, (2) cover systems, (3) leak location surveys, (4) coal combustion residuals, (4) exposed geomembrane applications and  more.  Course attendees will learn how to design, specify, install, and test geomembranes for these applications.  Course attendees will earn eight (8) PDHs.

LENGTH PRESENTATION TOPIC SPEAKER
7:30–8:00 am Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:00–8:10 Greeting & Introduction S. Allen (TRI) & T. Stark (U of Illinois)
8:10–8:30 FGI Introduction, Activities, and Current Research T. Stark (U of Illinois)
8:30–9:00 Durability for Capping of Landfills S. Allen (TRI)
9:00–9:30 Overview of Geomembrane Materials & Manufacturing G. Kolbasuk (Raven)
9:30-10:00 Geomembrane Fabrication, Installation, & Testing P. Elliott (CLI)
10:00-10:15 Morning Break and Networking
10:15-11:00 Floating Cover Systems A. Mills (Layfield)
11:00–11:30 Fabricated Geomembrane Applications & Demonstration S. Allen (TRI)
11:30–12:00 Welding Presentation   S. Hobbs (Leister)
12:00–12:45 Lunch and Networking
12:45–1:00 Configuration & Stability of Geosynthethic Liner Systems T. Stark (U of Illinois)
1:00–1:30 Large Scale Friction Testing Demonstration S. Allen (TRI)
1:30-2:15 Electrical Leak Location for Installed Geomembranes A. Beck (TRI)
2:15–3:00 Containment for Coal Combustion Residuals (CCRs) G. Zych (AEP)
3:00–3:15 Afternoon Break and Networking
3:15–3:45 USDA NRCS and Agricultural Waste Containment C. Lafleur (Texas NRCS)
3:45–4:05 Secondary Containment R. Peebles (Cooley Group)
4:05-4:20 Shale Oil and Gas T. Stark (U of Illinois)
4:20-4:35 Columbus Reservoir Project T. Stark (U of Illinois)
4:35–4:45 PVC in Aquaculture L. Storey (Plastatech)
4:45–5:00 Summary and Questions T. Stark (U. of Illinois)

 

Congratulations Colorado Lining, Int’l and Burke Industries on Article Published in Geosynthetics Magazine

Reviving the Palos Verdes Reservoir

California is home to one of the most active water resource infrastructure sectors. Geosynthetics can play an enormous role with the creation and rehabilitation of these water resources.

The 76-year-old Palos Verdes Reservoir in Los Angeles County provides an exemplary case (Photo A). The 360-million-gallon cell is currently undergoing an update that will greatly extend its service life. In this special three-part series for Geosynthetics magazine, the project team will highlight the work as it happens.

In Part 1, the project is described, with the prep, manufacturing, and fabrication stages highlighted. In Part 2, installation, testing, and quality assurance on-site will be covered. Finally, Part 3 will follow the facility as it goes into operation.

To view full Part 1 (of 3 part series) article, visit Geosynthetics Magazine Part 1

The Palos Verdes Reservoir before demolition began in early 2016. Photo courtesy of Colorado Lining.

Moving a finished panel to the storage area. Photo courtesy of Colorado Lining.