Member Spotlight: February

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 Member Benefits

The FGI promotes the interests of its members through education, research, and technology transfer. More specific benefits include:

  • Receive project-specific information to facilitate design, specification, testing, and installation of fabricated geomembranes.
  • Receive project referrals form FGI inquiries.
  • Provide mechanism for development of industry material, fabrication, and installation standards.
  • Participate in FGI-sponsored short courses and workshops.
  • Receive assistance in publishing case histories, new technologies, research results, and other information.
  • Company and logo listing on FGI website.
  • Interact with industry, government agencies, suppliers, and manufacturers in domestic and international markets.
  • Direct the future of fabricated geomembranes through research and technology transfer at the University of Illinois.
  • Development and maintenance of specifications and test methods for fabricated geomembranes.
  • Members only section of the website for advanced research, specification, test methods, project information, etc.
  • Access to undergraduate and graduate students for employment opportunities and marketing.
  • Technical library that is keyword searchable for all articles, technical papers, reports, etc. on fabricated geomembranes.