Member Spotlight: December, 2014

Over the past 40 years, Miller Weldmaster Corporation has become a leader in the advancement of heat seaming technologies. With machines in over 100 nations worldwide, Miller Weldmaster Corporation is a premier manufacturer and innovator of rotary hot air / hot wedge welding equipment for the industrial fabric and thermoplastic industries. From the helium-filled blimps to truck tarpaulins, to flexible air ducting, Miller Weldmaster has the ability to research, design, and build practical systems with the latest in heat - seaming technology. In addition to offering a wide range of equipment from ready to ship heat seamers to complete customized systems, Miller Weldmaster also provides long-term service and solutions through technical and application support. For more information on Miller Weldmaster, please visit: or email Jeannette Hendrickson at


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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Make your plans today to attend the industry’s biggest and most diverse conference. With two conferences joining forces to offer a combined exhibit floor (over 275 exhibitors expected!) as well as opening the doors to their educational offerings (over 120 sessions to choose from) regardless of which show you register for – this is literally two shows in one. Register today and receive the biggest bang for your buck!

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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