Member Spotlight: July

For more than 60 years, Burke Industries has been manufacturing a highly diversified line of products for construction, aerospace, the armed forces and a wide range of commercial applications. Burke Industries is comprised of three divisions: Burke Flooring, Burke Environmental Products Roofing Systems, and Burke Custom Process. All three Divisions, Environmental Products & Roofing, Custom Process and Burke Flooring are headquartered in San Jose, California. Burke has successfully installed over 500 million square feet of geomembrane liners, covers, and roofing products throughout the United States, as well as internationally. In addition to being able to produce products for just about any industry, Burke also provides the following services: slitting and die cutting, autoclave curing, barwell extrusion, calendaring, and mixing. For more information on Burke Industries, please contact Steve Roades at, or visit


FGI Welcomes Newest Manufacturer Member: Polytex S.A.

The FGI is pleased to welcome its newest manufacturer member, Polytex S.A. ( Polytex is headquartered in Santiago, Chile, with additional manufacturing facilities in Iquique, Chile and Lima, Peru. Polytex specializes in the manufacturing of geoembrane liners for exposed conditions, including leach pads, channels, dams, reservoirs, liquid containment, storage tanks, and more. The FGI liaison is Cessily Duran Vivas, who can be reached at Please help us welcome Polytex S.A. to the FGI!!!!

FGI Welcomes Newest Fabricator/Installer Member: International Lining Technology

The FGI is pleased to welcome its newest fabricator/installer member, International Lining Technology ( International Lining Technology is headquartered in Reno, Nevada, with a second office in The Woodlands, Texas. International Lining Technology specializes in the installation of geoembrane liners for pond, pit, pad and canal lining projects. The FGI liaison is Michael Salley, who can be reached at or at (775) 284-2929. Please help us welcome International Lining Technology to the FGI!!!!

FGI Short Course Address Containment Technologies in Miami Beach, FL

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) offered a short course in Miami Beach, Florida on 10 April 2016 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.  The Miami Beach short course was organized by the FGI and was offered in collaboration with GeoAmericas 2016, the 3rd Pan-American conference on geosynthetics. The excellent and timely presentations focused on the challenges and environmental concerns with containment technologies and how geosynthetics and geomembranes can be used to mitigate the concerns and risks.

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The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute’s short course on Containment Technologies