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 (jimmie.eloff@owenscorning.com) and Geosynthetics Engineer Andy Durham (andy.durham@owenscorning.com).

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FGI Publishes Article on Morro Reservoir Rehab Project in Land and Water Magazine

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, presented its inaugural Fabricated Geomembrane Engineering Innovation Award to the Hilts Consulting Group of Yorba Linda, California at its annual membership meeting in Miami Beach, Florida during Geo-Americas 2016. This award provides recognition for engineers who have creatively used fabricated geomembranes to successfully fulfill a client’s needs including technical requirements, scheduling and budget. Hilts Consulting Group was selected as the recipient for the Fabricated Geomembrane Engineering Innovation Award based on their Morro Reservoir Rehabilitation Project in Fallbrook, California.

To view the complete article, visit Land and Water Magazine

Morro Reservoir drained immediately prior to starting construction.

Geomembrane liner and inlet pipe extension during construction.

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