Member Spotlight: November, 2014

Reef Industries, a manufacturer and fabricator of reinforced polyethylene laminates, was founded in 1957 in Houston, Texas, where it remains today. Reef also has two manufacturing facilities; one in Houston, Texas, and a second in San Benito, Texas. For more than 50 years, Reef Industries has been designing, manufacturing and fabricating a wide range of industrial fabric films and material grades engineered to meet any challenge. Reef’s product portfolio is comprised of Griffolyn®, Permalon®, Amorlon, Terra Tape®, Banner Guard®, and Roll-A-Sign™. Reef Industries offers custom design and fabrication services for its performance engineered plastic laminates. For more information on Reef Industries, please visit or contact Carlos De La Rosa at


FGI Potable Water Short Course at Geosynthetics 2015

Design of Flexible Membrane Covers and Linings
for Potable Water Reservoirs

February 15, 2015, 8 am – 3 pm

Primary Instructor:
Timothy D. Stark, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Additional instructors include:
Bill Way, William J. Way, Consulting Engineer
Mike Neal & Shannon Goodrich, Layfield Group
Daren Laine, Leak Location Systems
Glen Knopp, Inland Tarp & Liner
Andrew Mills, Layfield Group
Dave McLaury, DemTech

This short course will utilize the M25 Guideline from the American Water Works Associate (AWWA) to expose engineers, regulators, owners, and contractors to the design, installation, specification, and operational requirements for flexible-membrane covers and linings for potable-water reservoirs and conveyances. Attendees will receive a copy of M25 and also be introduced to AWWA D130 which is the Standard for Flexible-Membrane-Lining and Floating Cover Materials for Potable Water Storage. This is important because states, e.g., California and Texas, are experiencing drought and water protection and storage is being encouraged. As a result, many entities and states are using geomembranes for a wide variety of potable water applications, such as water reservoirs and canals, decorative ponds and lakes, floating cover systems for treated water facilities, water treatment ponds, and protection of water resources from various environmental, community, and security risks. This has resulted in substantial innovation in design and construction of geomembranes for these water projects especially because of the large and often oddly shaped geometries of these facilities. This short course will allow instructors to present the latest advances in geomembrane design, specification, installation, testing, performance, and repair for potable water applications.

Register at

Make your plans today to attend the industry’s biggest and most diverse conference. With two conferences joining forces to offer a combined exhibit floor (over 275 exhibitors expected!) as well as opening the doors to their educational offerings (over 120 sessions to choose from) regardless of which show you register for – this is literally two shows in one. Register today and receive the biggest bang for your buck!

Register using this link to receive a FREE show floor registration – compliments of IFAI TEST – Simply click on the link, select the Trade Show Only when registering and the total owed will show $0.   Visit us at booth #541.

Sales Rep Needed

Engineered Polymer Technologies (EPT) is seeking a Sales Representative for either the U.S. Southwest or U.S. Central states.  Candidates should have basic technical and geomembrane application knowledge.  This is an entry level position.  Travel will be 40%.  Base salary with aggressive commission plan and car allowance included.  Please send resume to

Raven Industries Acquires Integra Plastics, Inc.

Sioux Falls, SD (November 3, 2014)  Raven Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAVN) announced today that its Engineered Films Division(EFD) has acquired Integra Plastics, Inc., for approximately $48 million in cash and stock. Headquartered in Madison, SD, privately held Integra specializes in the manufacture and conversion of high-quality plastic film and sheeting. With 12-month sales of more than $35 million, Integra is in the process of increasing capacity through facility expansion at several locations. This acquisition will immediately expand Raven’s engineered film production capacity, broaden its product offerings, and enhance current converting capabilities.

For complete press release, please visit