Member Spotlight: October, 2014

Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (IPG) is a recognized leader in the development, manufacture and sale of woven coated fabrics, flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs), and complementary packaging systems for industrial and retail use. Its’ performance products include the AquamasterTM ArmorLinerTM and NovaLinerTM geomembranes, NovaShieldTM structure fabrics, a full range of house wrap and roof underlayment, as well as lumber wrap and industrial packaging. Established in 1981, IPG has headquarters in Montreal, Quebec and Sarasota, Florida, and operates eleven manufacturing facilities in North America and one in Europe. For more information on IPG, please contact Boris Gourichon at or visit


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 Way Consulting
Patrick Elliott, Colorado Lining
Stan Slifer, CDI Watersaver
Daren Laine, Leak Location Systems
Steve Hobbs, Leister
Andrew Mills, Layfield Group

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.

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CLI and CDI/Watersaver Form Factory Fabrication Agreement

Colorado Lining International (CLI) and CDI/Watersaver, both members of the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI), have announced a factory fabrication agreement.  CLI has purchased CDI/Watersaver’s factory fabrication equipment for their Parker, Colorado facility.  “This agreement allows CDI/Watersaver to concentrate on their core business in oil, gas and land management services,” stated Chris Castellano, Vice President, CDI/Watersaver.  John Heap, President, Colorado Lining International, states that, “Colorado Lining International will utilize the new equipment to serve the needs of our fabricated products customers worldwide.”

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PolyWeld USA Joins FGI!!!

The FGI is pleased to welcome its newest associate member, PolyWeld USA, Inc. ( PolyWeld USA is based in Houston, Texas and specializes in welding and testing equiopment for geosynthetics and plastic fabrication.  PolyWeld USA’s FGI liaison is Ali Ahmad, Senior Engineer, who can be reached at or  (281) 821-8901. Please help us welcome PolyWeld USA, Inc. to the FGI!!!!