Member Spotlight:

Western Environmental Liner was created in 2002 by their parent company Western Ag Enterprises Inc. to help satisfy the needs of several of their customers who were asking for geomembrane liners. Western Ag Enterprises had previously focused on the production and service of Tarps & Covers and felt the need to put more focus into geomembrane specialization by creating a separate division. Headquartered in Tolleson, Arizona, with locations in Kansas and New York as well, Western Environmental Liner specializes in the production of custom fabricated geomembrane linings for multiple applications, including but not limited to; very large ponds & lakes liners of all shapes and sizes, liners for canals, temporary construction ponds, waste pits, mining applications, golf course ponds, recreational facilities, oil field fuels & waste containment as well as frack pad, pit, & tank liners. Liner materials provided include, but are not limited to, Reinforced Polyethylene, Reinforced Polypropylene, PVCs, Xr5, and potable drinking water certificated products as well as other specialized geoemembranes. For more information about Western Environmental Liners capabilities, please contact Shane Carter at or visit


Engineering Innovation Award for Fabricated Geomembrane Installations

Program Overview:
The Fabricated Geomembrane Engineering Innovation Award is to provide recognition to engineer(s) who have creatively used fabricated geomembranes to successfully fulfill a client/owner’s needs including, technical requirements, scheduling and budget.

Today’s engineers are working to solve environmental issues on a global scale. FGI’s Fabricated Geomembrane Engineering Innovation Award competition pays tribute to exemplary engineers who utilize fabricated geomembranes to creatively to solve a problem on an important project.

How the Program Works:
An engineer, regulatory person, owner, installer or contractor can submit a project for award consideration. The award application must be filled out and the permission form to publish project details must be signed. A distinguished panel of three judges representing a cross section of industry, government, academia and media, will evaluate the submissions and rank them based on engineering excellence, uniqueness and innovation.

This program is open to all engineers and designers.

2016 Deadline:
The deadline for submitting an application is: March 1, 2016.

To download application, please click here.

CLI Opens Geomembrane Fabrication Facility in California

Colorado Lining International (CLI) has opened a new geomembrane fabrication facility in Colton, California, which is less than two hours from four major ports:  Long Beach, Hueneme, Los Angeles, and San Diego.  CLI President, John Heap, commented that his company is seeing a growth is the Hydro-CapTM geosynthetic cover market in the Western United States.  “We are excited about the opportunity to grow our presence in this critical economy,” said Heap, “and offer water protection and storage options to a variety of industries and agencies.”   Learn more about CLI’s services and solutions at

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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!