Member Spotlight: August

Plastatech Engineering, Ltd., a state-of-the-art calendaring, knitting, laminating and coating facility, was formed in 1988 in Saginaw, Michigan. Plastatech manufactures geomembranes that are highly effective at containing and controlling materials, runoff, chemicals, spills and more. Plastatech specializes in extruded, calendered and PVC-based films, single-ply membranes, knitted fabrics and laminates. Using the expertise gained in manufacturing exposed membranes, Plastatech has expanded its product lines to include both reinforced and non-reinforced geomembranes. Plastatech’s FGI liaison is Laura Storey, Business Development Manager, who can be reached at lstorey@plastatech.com or (800) 892-9358. Please visit www.plastatech.com to learn more about this exciting leader in the fabricated geomembrane industry!

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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

Miller Weldmaster Acquires Sinclair Equipment Product Lines

Miller Weldmaster, a leader in industrial fabric welding solutions and a e member of the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) has expanded its business with the acquisition of the Triad Wedge Welder, Spec Wedge Welder, and Roof Welding Tool product lines from Sinclair Equipment Company.  Sinclair Equipment Company, has a been a global leader in manufacturing portable equipment for the industrial textile and roofing industry, and was also a member of the FGI.

For the complete article, please visit:  http://www.geosynthetica.net/miller-weldmaster-acquires-sinclair-equipment-product-lines/