Member Spotlight: May

Nortène began its activities in Brazil in 1981, pioneering the supply of plastic polyethylene screens, tarps for construction industry, and agricultural films. With an entrepreneurial spirit, Nortène has expanded and strengthened its share on Brazilian market. The company commercializes its products throughout Brazil and abroad and it is experiencing a period of continuous growth, by increasing its products portfolio and modernizing its quality laboratory. Nortene manufactures products for the following markets: construction, infrastructure, environmental engineering, industry, agribusiness, irrigation, mining, sugar/ethanol, warehousing and silage. Nortene produces HDPE or LLDPE geomembranes in blow or flat die machines, according with the project specifications. Its laboratories are accredited by GAI LAP and all the customers receive a complete quality certificate with technical information from each roll delivered. For more information on Nortene, please contact Mrs. Lima at export@nortene.com.br or visit www.nortene.com.br.

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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 jeloff@interwrap.com, and Andy Durham, P.E., at (740) 321-6133 or andy.durham@owenscorning.com.  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

 

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