Member Spotlight: September

Polytex SA is a Chilean company with years of experience in the manufacturing of plastic products. Polytex currently has three plants; two in Chile (Santiago and Antofagasta) and one in Peru (Lima). Polytex specializes in the production of geomembranes, raschel knits, drain pipes, pressure HDPE pipes and more. In addition to serving their local customer base, Polytex exports products globally, including, but not limited to Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Mexico, Australia, South Africa, United States, Canada and the European Union. For more information on Polytex or their products, please contact Cessily Duran Vivas at cduran@polytex.cl or visit www.polytex.cl.

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PolyWeld USA Joins FGI!!!

The FGI is pleased to welcome its newest associate member, PolyWeld USA, Inc. (polyweldusa.com). PolyWeld USA is based in Houston, Texas and specializes in welding and testing equiopment for geosynthetics and plastic fabrication.  PolyWeld USA’s FGI liaison is Ali Ahmad, Senior Engineer, who can be reached at ali.ahmad@polyweldusa.com or  (281) 821-8901. Please help us welcome PolyWeld USA, Inc. to the FGI!!!!

Aquamate Joins FGI

The FGI is pleased to welcome its newest manufacturer/fabricator member, Aquamate (www.aquamate.com.au). Aquamate is based in Adelaide, South Australia.  Aquamate manufactures and installs poly lined steel tanks throughout Australia, as well as several countries around the world, establishing itself as a leader in providing large volume water storage solutions.  Aquamate’s FGI liaison is Danny Di Iorio, Managing Director, who can be reached at danny.diiorio@aquamate.com.au or  +61 8 8277 5777. Please help us welcome Aquamate to the FGI!!!!

Water Applications Short Course in Greeley POSTPONED

Best Practices for Water Containment & Conveyance – POSTPONED

If interested in this topic and want to be notified when new date for the short course is announced, please contact:  fabricatedgeomembrane@gmail.com

Attendees will gain a broad knowledge of the advantages of geosynthetics, what is required to properly design, specify, and construct with geosynthetics for the following water related applications:  (1) wastewater ponds, (2) floating covers for reservoirs, (3) water canals, (4) secondary containment, (5) decorative ponds, and (6) potable water.

Date:  Friday, September 19, 2014

Time:  7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location:  Island Grove Events Center, 425 N 15th Ave, Greeley, CO  80631

To register, please click here.

Tentative Agenda:

LENGTH   PRESENTATION TOPIC                   SPEAKER

7:30–8:00 am    Registration/Coffee

8:00–8:15          FGI Introduction, Activities, and Research Results…………………..…Tim Stark (U of Illinois)

8:15–8:30          Current Water Trends and Issues …………………………………… Phil Carter (City of Greeley)

8:30–9:00          Manufacturing Fabricated Geomembranes…………………………Gary Kolbasuk (Raven Ind.)

9:00–9:45          Fabrication & Installation ………………………..…………………… Stan Slifer (CDI Watersaver)

9:45–10:15        Leak Location with Fabricated Geomembranes………………..…Daren Laine (Leak Location)

10:15–10:30      Coffee/Networking

10:30–11:15      AWWA Guidelines and Floating Cover Designs…………….Bill Way (William Way Consulting)

11:15–12:00      Design & Construction of Water Storage Facilities…….Doug MacDonald (Aqua Engineering)

12:00–12:45      Lunch

12:45–1:00        Welding & Testing Workshop………………………………….……..………Steve Hobbs (Leister)

1:00–1:30          Canals, Decorative, & Irrigation Ponds……………………….………Pat Elliott (Colorado Lining)

1:30-2:00           Floating Cover Applications…………………………..Mike Neal & Shannon Goodrich (Layfield)

2:00–2:45          Case Histories………………………………………………………………………………………….tba

2:45–3:00          Summary and Questions………………………………………..……………Tim Stark (U of Illinois)

 Adjourn and Thank You for Attending