Member Spotlight: April

Owens Corning (OC) is head quartered in Toledo, Ohio, with additional manufacturing facilities around the Globe. In 2016, the Owens Corning Components division acquired InterWrap Industrial Fabrics. In addition to continuing to manufacture the Rhino branded product line in protective packaging and roofing underlayment, OC will place a major focus on the newly formed Geosynethics business. The geomembrane product mix ranges from 12mil – 40mil with several proprietary technologies including the RhinoMat product line. Owens Corning has recently begun constructing a world class geosynthetics research facility, as part of the current Science & Technology Center, located in Granville, OH. Opening of the new facility is scheduled for Fall, 2017. The FGI liaisons for OC are North American Sales Manager Jimmie Eloff ( and Geosynthetics Engineer Andy Durham (


Newly Elected Officers Visit University of Illinois

Newly elected FGI President, Patrick Elliott of Colorado Lining, Int’l, and Vice President, Laura Storey of Plastatech, visited the Fabricated Geomembrane Institutes (FGI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on 5 April, 2017. In addition to touring the Civil and Environmental Engineering Research Laboratory, Pat and Laura met with FGI Technical Director, Tim Stark and FGI Coordinator, Jen Miller, to discuss current and future activities and goals of the FGI. In addition to Pat and Laura, the FGI also elected Ed Silva or Engineered Polymer Technologies, as Treasurer, and Jimmie Eloff of Owens Corning, as Secretary. The new officers will serve a two year term (2017-2019).

(L-R) Jen Miller (FGI Coordinator), Laura Storey (FGI Vice President), Tim Stark (FGI Technical Director), Pat Elliot (FGI President 5 April 2017


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