Member Spotlight: October

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FGI Welcomes Newest Manufacturer Member: Owens Corning

New FGI Manufacturer Member, Owens Corning (OC), recently acquired another FGI Manufacturer Member, InterWrap Industrial Fabrics.  OC is headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, with additional manufacturing facilities around the globe.  OC- will continue to manufacture the Rhino branded geomembrane woven coated products, available in 30-40 mil thicknesses.  OC- has recently begun constructing a world class geosynthetics research facility, as part of the current Owens Corning Science & Technology Center, located in Granville, OH.  Opening of the new facility is scheduled for 2017.  The FGI liaisons for OC are Jimmie Eloff, who can be reached at (800) 438-7465 or, and Andy Durham, P.E., at (740) 321-6133 or  Please help us welcome Owen Corning to the FGI!!

Andy Durham (second from left) and Jesse Gadley (third from left), both engineers at Owens Corning, visited Tim Stark (left) and Jen Miller (right) at the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on 20 September, 2016


FGI Initiates Summer Internship Program

 The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI), based at the University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), has concluded its first student internship program.

The main objectives of the program are to introduce future civil engineers to the field of geosynthetics and to provide a connection between possible employers and the many undergraduate and graduate students at the UIUC.

One of the FGI’s member companies, Colorado Lining International (CLI), participated in the inaugural internship program during the summer of 2016. CLI hired Guo Cheng, a graduate student studying geotechnical engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the UIUC.

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FGI Welcomes 2016-17 Research Graduate Students

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) welcomes its 2016-2017 Research Graduate Students to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  The FGI graduate students are performing research on geomembrane interface strength testing, PVC durability, field v. factory seam strength, and more.

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute’s 2016-17 Research Graduate Students. Back Row: Yifei Hong, Sean Hayter, Ahmed Baghdady, Andony Landivar, Steve Wilk, Enok Cheon, Guo Chang Front Row: Rodrigo Fernandez, Mario Hernandez, Tim Stark (FGI Technical Director), Jiarui Chen, San jana Ramesh, Jen Miller (FGI Coordinator), Wenjing Liu