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Factory fabrication reduces field welding, reduces installation time and costs, allows modular construction and provides consistent seam and liner quality.


FGI Newsletter - Spring 2020 Now Available

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Safety First

2020 Webinar Series

Women in Geo Round Table

New Videos on Pond Leakage and Panel Weight Calculators

New Podcasts: Geomembrane Nomenclature, Air Channel Testing, Stormwater Management, Secondary Containment

FGI Website Resources

FGI Welcomes Re-Gen Enterprises

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) is pleased to welcome its newest Associate Member, Re-Gen Enterprises. Re-Gen is a primary and secondary containment liner removal and recycling company, headquartered in Meridian, Idaho. Re-Gen is the industry leader for containment liner removal solutions that benefits the environment through recycling, time and cost savings due to proprietary equipment and processes, as well as enhancing current safety and environmental programs. Their FGI liaison is Mike Fallon, Director of Market Research and Development, who can be reached at Please help us welcome Re-Gen Enterprises to the FGI!!!!

FGI Members Provide Aid During COVID19 Pandemic

Several members of the Fabricated Geomembrane Instiute (FGI) have altered their plans and manufacturing facilities to provide much needed supplies to the medical community.  Please see a few examples of how these extraordinary companies are stepping up during the pandemic:

Plastatech Provides Medical Grade PVC Membrane for Masks and Gowns

Raven Industries Creates Medical PPE Gowns for Healthcare Workers

Cooley Group Manufactures Medical Products and Supplies

Intertape Polymer Group Makes Containment and Medical Supplies

Owens Corning Foundation plans to use most of its 2020 budget to help charities battling coronavirus in OC communities. The foundation is making grants to hospitals, food banks, homeless shelters, and other charities. Grants are in process or have already been sent to communities in Belgium, Canada, China, England, France, India, Italy, Spain, and the United States.

Women in Geosynthetics Hosts First Round Table Discussion

FGI Sponsors Successful Women in Geosynthetics Round Table Discussion at the Geosynthetics 2020 Case Studies Conference in Charleston, SC!!

Thank you to everyone who attended the Women in Geosynthetics session and a very special thanks to the incredible panelists:  Christine Thomas (COMANCO), Tonya Switalski (Titan Environmental), Andreea Sasu (Solmax), Fabiana Arriaga (Geosyntec Consultants), and MC Jordan Wiechmann (Plastatech).  Your words were so inspirational and created an electric atmosphere of discussion and energy for all attendees.  For more information on Women in Geosynthetics, please contact Jen Miller at or visit our webpage at

FGI Hosts Panel Discussion on Constructing With Fabricated Geosynthetics

FGI Hosts Successful Panel Discussion on Constructing With Fabricated Geosynthetics at the Geosynthetics 2020 Case Studies Conference in Charleston, SC!!

Thank you to everyone who attended the Constructing with Fabricated Geosynthetics Panel Discussion and a very special thanks to the distinguished panelists:  Patrick Elliott (Raven), Doug Hilts (Hilts Consulting), Dan Rohe (EPI), Duff Simbeck (Simbeck & Assoc), and MC Tim Stark (Univ. of Illinois).  The discussion showed that there are many advantages to factory fabrication such as predictable installation times, lower wages, less field testing, and better overall geosynthetics quality.

FGI Welcomes Genap BV

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) is pleased to welcome its newest installer member, Genap BV.  Genap has been specializing in geomembrane solutios and applications for the agricultural and civil engineering sectors since 1951.  Genap recognizes the increasingly important roles of water, energy, and environmental issues in our society.  Therefore, Genap provides sustainable solutions, using geosynthetics, to minimize impact on natural resources.  The company headquarters are located in ‘s-Heerenberg,The Netherlands Europe and their FGI liaison is Dirk van Regteren, Managing Director, who can be reached at d.vanregteren@genap.nlor via  Please help us welcome Genap to the FGI!!!!

FGI Starts Podcast Series

Join Tim Stark (Professor of Civil Engineering and Technical Director of the FGI) and Jen Miller (Coordinator of the FGI) as they discuss the latest emerging geosynthetic industry trends and news. Podcasts are available to download from the FGI Website or from the following online streaming services: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Anchor FM, Breaker, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic, & Google Podcasts.

Happy Listening:

FGI Welcomes Ohio Department of Natural Resources – Division of Water Resources

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) is pleased to welcome its newest Government/Regulatory Agency Member, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water Resources.  Located in Columbus, Ohio, the department owns and manages more than 800,000 acres of land, including 75 state parks, 21 state forests, 136 state nature preserves and 150 wildlife areas. The department also has jurisdiction over more than 120,000 acres of inland waters; 7,000 miles of streams; 481 miles of Ohio River; and 2.25 million acres of Lake Erie.

The Division of Water Resources maintains and distributes data on groundwater levels, stream flow, precipitation, water withdrawal, regulates the construction and inspection of dams, and regulates floodplains. Their FGI liaison is Doug Evans, who can be reached at  Please help us welcome the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to the FGI!!!!

FGI Winter 2020 Newsletter - Now Available

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Learn about all of the new and exciting programs and resources available at the FGI! A few new items include:

Safety Info on Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

2020 Webinar Calendar

New Membership Category for Government and Regulatory Agencies

New Panel  Weight Calculator Created

New Podcast Series - Listen to first three episodes now

FGI Welcomes Hallaton Environmental Linings

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) is pleased to welcome its newest installer member, Hallaton Environmental Linings.  With over 650 million square feet installed, Hallaton has a proven track record of being one of the most experienced liner installation companies in the industry.   Hallaton provides lining systems for landfill construction and closures, golf courses,reservoirs, wastewater plants, power plants, agricultural needs, and more.  Installation applications include:  solid waste landfills, secondary containment,oil and gas, rain covers, reservoirs, water treatment, as well as floating covers.  Hallaton prides itself on its comprehensive in-house safety program, as well as continuous training and certification programs for their staff.  The company headquarters are located in Sparks, Maryland and their FGI liaison is Todd Harman, President, who can be reached at or  Please help us welcome Hallaton Environmental Linings to the FGI!!!!