Member Spotlight: January, 2015

Brawler Industries, LLC was formed in 2012 with the workforce, equipment and resources previously owned by West Texas Plastics in Midland, Texas and Western Industries in Miles City, Montana. West Texas Plastics was established in Midland, Texas in 1987 as a manufacturer of custom pit liners, tarps, covers, and pond liners for a wide variety of oil and gas and industrial applications in the Permian Basin. Western Industries established corporate offices in Miles City, Montana in 1978 to fabricate, supply, and install containment membranes for oil and mining companies in the Rocky Mountain region. Brawler also opened a full manufacturing facility in Pleasanton, Texas in 2013 to service the Eagle Ford, and then acquired InLine Plastics- Houston’s manufacturing facility in 2014. The company now has fabrication/distribution locations in the Permian, Eagle Ford, and Bakken with extrusion/lamination/distribution in Houston. For more information on Brawler Industries, please contact Kent Metzger 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 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.

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Secondary Containment System with EVOH For Auto Recycling Site

Recently, operators of a new auto shredder operation facility in Indiana installed a secondary geomembrane barrier with an internal EVOH (ethylene vinyl alcohol) layer beneath a hardscape pad in order to prevent metal, fuel and fluids contamination of soils and groundwater. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Report on American Infrastructure, geomembranes used in waste management have become the most advanced sector of engineering in the United States. However, not all geomembranes are created equally. For instance, 60-mil high density polyethylene (HDPE) geomembranes are not entirely effective at preventing gas migration of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). In order to achieve gas impermeability, an additional gas-barrier layer must be used in a lining system or a geomembrane enhanced with an internal gas layer, such as EVOH, must be utilized.

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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