On 4 December 2012, Andy Burran and Steve Thaxton of Propex Geotextile Systems visited Tim Stark at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Tim gave Andy and Steve a tour of the Geosynthetics Laboratory in the Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory and discussed current and potential FGI research activities. After lunch, Andy and Steve also toured the Advanced Transportation Research and Engineering Laboratory in Rantoul, Illinois headed by Imad Al-Qadi of the UIUC Civil Engineering Department.
Dr. Stark welcomes all FGI members to visit the University of Illinois to better understand the resources available and how the FGI can provide additional benefits to them. The FGI is an exciting advancement in the geomembrane industry and allows the Institute to focus on all geomembranes that can be factory fabricated.
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