NORTHWEST LININGS & GEOTEXTILE PRODUCTS, INC. was formed in 1973 for the purpose of supplying and installing Geomembrane liners for irrigation water and wastewater containment.
The main geomembrane products in the late 1970’s were PVC and Hypalon. The typical liner installations were irrigation ponds, domestic sewage lagoons, water reservoirs, floating covers for water reservoirs, and fire sprinkler water containment basins. Northwest Linings concentrated on these areas of business and installed 20,000,000 S.F. of liners and covers from 1973 to 1979.
In 1979, Northwest Linings & Geotextile Products, Inc. expanded into the area of wholesale distribution of soil stabilization and drainage fabrics. Northwest Linings & Geotextile Products approached Amoco Fabrics and obtained an agreement to develop a line of filter fabrics for them, which were labeled Pro-Pex Filter Fabrics. After several years, Northwest Linings & Geotextile Products, Inc. decided to private label their geotextile products under the “PermeaTex™” name and purchase from other sources. The company changed its name in 1980 to Northwest Linings & Geotextile Products, Inc., and moved from Bellevue to their current location in Kent, Washington.
The filter fabric supply business has grown steadily since 1979 and Northwest Linings & Geotextile Products, Inc. has become the leading supplier of geotextile products to the Pacific Northwest market. Currently, our warehouse contains over 1 million square yards of soil separation, erosion control, and drainage fabrics. We also carry a complete offering of geosynthetic products including geogrids, gabions, erosion blankets, and drainage boards.
In the early 1980’s, the development of several new membrane liner products for hazardous waste containment was successful. These products included HDPE, XR-5, urethane, and neoprene. At the same time, several major pieces of legislation were passed by the U.S. Congress, which demanded that landfills be lined and capped and that geomembranes and secondary containment be present under all hazardous waste products. With these changes, the construction arm of Northwest Linings expanded dramatically and now has multiple highly trained work crews that specialize in these areas of activity. Also, Northwest Linings has expanded its geographic coverage into Hawaii, the Western Pacific, Alaska, and British Columbia.
Since inception in 1973, Northwest Linings has supplied and installed over 350,000,000 square feet of Geomembrane Liner at over 3,000 installations. Also, over 120,000,000 square yards of soil stabilization and drainage fabrics have been supplied to the construction industry through their wholesale division. Projected into the 2000’s is growth into the areas of drainage composites, geotextile tubes, aqua-barrier, silt & sediment control products, green LEED products, and tank coatings. With new staff and sales expansion, Northwest Linings & Geotextile Products, Inc. is progressively moving ahead into the next decade.