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 ( and Geosynthetics Engineer Andy Durham (


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FGI Officers
Andrew Mills President

Andrew Mills

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Marlyn Waltner Vice President

Marlyn Waltner

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Pat Elliott Treasurer

Patrick Elliott

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Jeremiah Boorsma Secretary

Jeremiah Boorsma

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Tim Stark Technical Director

Tim Stark, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE., F.ASCE

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