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Simbeck and Associates, Inc. entered the liner containment business in 1992. JoAnne ran a pre-school/ day-care for 12 years and Jon spent 15 years selling for B.F. Goodrich and other Suppliers. They talked Brian Simbeck (now Operations VP) into leaving Environmental Liners and forming a small family business. All five sons worked at one point or another, with Duff Simbeck now in charge of personnel and contracts. Over twenty two years, Simbeck and Associates, Inc. installed membranes in 25 different states (180 million square feet total) including high-profile jobs like Summitville Mine 1998 and Nottingham Lake in 2013 . Corporate headquarters are in Mancos, Colorado, with a second facility in Brainerd, Minnesota. For repair requests or bid notifications, please contact Duff Simbeck (970) 533-7178 (duff@simbeckliners.com) or visit www.simbeckliners.com.

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Water Applications Short Course in Greeley, CO

Best Practices for Water Containment & Conveyance

Attendees will gain a broad knowledge of the advantages of geosynthetics, what is required to properly design, specify, and construct with geosynthetics for the following water related applications:  (1) wastewater ponds, (2) floating covers for reservoirs, (3) water canals, (4) secondary containment, (5) decorative ponds, and (6) potable water.

Date:  Friday, September 19, 2014

Time:  7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location:  Island Grove Events Center, 425 N 15th Ave, Greeley, CO  80631

To register, please click here.

Tentative Agenda:

LENGTH   PRESENTATION TOPIC                   SPEAKER

7:30–8:00 am    Registration/Coffee

8:00–8:15          FGI Introduction, Activities, and Research Results…………………..…Tim Stark (U of Illinois)

8:15–8:30          Current Water Trends and Issues …………………………………… Phil Carter (City of Greeley)

8:30–9:00          Manufacturing Fabricated Geomembranes…………………………Gary Kolbasuk (Raven Ind.)

9:00–9:45          Fabrication & Installation ………………………..…………………… Stan Slifer (CDI Watersaver)

9:45–10:15        Leak Location with Fabricated Geomembranes………………..…Daren Laine (Leak Location)

10:15–10:30      Coffee/Networking

10:30–11:15      AWWA Guidelines and Floating Cover Designs…………….Bill Way (William Way Consulting)

11:15–12:00      Design & Construction of Water Storage Facilities…….Doug MacDonald (Aqua Engineering)

12:00–12:45      Lunch

12:45–1:00        Welding & Testing Workshop………………………………….……..………Steve Hobbs (Leister)

1:00–1:30          Canals, Decorative, & Irrigation Ponds……………………….………Pat Elliott (Colorado Lining)

1:30-2:00           Floating Cover Applications…………………………..Mike Neal & Shannon Goodrich (Layfield)

2:00–2:45          Case Histories………………………………………………………………………………………….tba

2:45–3:00          Summary and Questions………………………………………..……………Tim Stark (U of Illinois)

 Adjourn and Thank You for Attending

Gary Kolbasuk Receives Award of Merit

Congratulations to Gary Kolbasuk, Director of Innovation and Technology at Raven Industries, for receiving the Award of Merit from ASTM Committee D35.  The Award of Merit and its accompanying title of fellow is ASTM’s highest organizational recognition for individual contributions to standards activities.

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Geosynthetics 2015 to be held in February

FGI is pleased to be a cooperating organization for the Geosynthetics 2015conference. Geo-technical professionals will unite at Geosynthetics 2015 to explore, learn and share developments in geotechnical engineering technologies. This event will be held on February 15 – 18, 2015 in Portland, OR, USA. This conference will be co-located with the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) show.

Learn more at:  http://geosyntheticsconference.com/