Member Spotlight: December

Field Lining Systems, Inc. (FLSI) is a 33 year-old privately held Arizona Corporation founded in 1983 to provide specialty lining systems to industrial, governmental, public utility, and private corporate clients. FLSI fabricates, distributes and installs geosynthetic membrane linings, including LLDPE, GCL, GEONET, Geotextile, PVC, RPP, Hypalon, EPDM, RPE, Rigid Plastics, HDPE and other geomembranes. FLSI has successfully installed over 200 million SF of geosynthetic products. FLSI fabricates both primary and secondary liners for many applications, including: plating, potable water storage, hazardous materials, pits, ponds, berms, oil, sumps, bladders, and floating covers. FLSI builds custom, applications specific projects. They have cultivated relationships with major plastic suppliers and manufacturers and work closely with their experts to make sure the products they build are constructed from the best materials for the application. Field Lining uses only materials with a proven record of compatibility with each constituent being contained. With their 30,000 SF fabrication facility situated on six acres in Avondale, Arizona, FLSI has the space to build the largest projects, as well as welcome the small ones. FLSI uses state-of-the-art equipment to fabricate all of their tanks. Their equipment includes a Wegener Bender, Wegener Butt Fusion Welder, CNC Water-jet, CNC Router, Hot Gas Welders, and custom built Extrusion Welders. Field Lining Systems is a certified woman owned, minority business with all the necessary safety, insurance and bonding capability to meet the most demanding project. For more information on FLSI, please visit or contact Ron Gutierrez at


Raven Industries Acquires Integra Plastics, Inc.

Sioux Falls, SD (November 3, 2014)  Raven Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAVN) announced today that its Engineered Films Division(EFD) has acquired Integra Plastics, Inc., for approximately $48 million in cash and stock. Headquartered in Madison, SD, privately held Integra specializes in the manufacture and conversion of high-quality plastic film and sheeting. With 12-month sales of more than $35 million, Integra is in the process of increasing capacity through facility expansion at several locations. This acquisition will immediately expand Raven’s engineered film production capacity, broaden its product offerings, and enhance current converting capabilities.

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Illinois Approves “Fracking” Rules

Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” uses a high pressure mixture of water, chemicals and sand to crack open rock formations thousands of feet underground in order to harness trapped oil and gas. On November 6, 2014, Illinois lawmakers signed off on rules regulating high volume oil and gas drilling, allowing companies to obtain fracking permits. According to Marc Miller, Director for The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the new rules state that waste water cannot be stored in open pits for more than a week at a time and all fracking permits must not be held further than 30 miles from where a well site would be located. Oil and gas drilling companies hope to create an energy boom in the southern part of Illinois with the new regulations.

CLI and CDI/Watersaver Form Factory Fabrication Agreement

Colorado Lining International (CLI) and CDI/Watersaver, both members of the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI), have announced a factory fabrication agreement.  CLI has purchased CDI/Watersaver’s factory fabrication equipment for their Parker, Colorado facility.  “This agreement allows CDI/Watersaver to concentrate on their core business in oil, gas and land management services,” stated Chris Castellano, Vice President, CDI/Watersaver.  John Heap, President, Colorado Lining International, states that, “Colorado Lining International will utilize the new equipment to serve the needs of our fabricated products customers worldwide.”

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