Burke Industries announces exclusive, strategic partnerships for geomembranes

Burke Industries has officially announced exclusive, strategic partnerships with Colorado Lining International and Layfield Environmental Systems.

Sept. 8, 2015 -- Burke Industries, a specialist in CSPE geomembranes, has officially announced exclusive, strategic partnerships with Colorado Lining International, Inc. (CLI), a contractor, installer and fabricators of geosynthetics, as well as Layfield Environmental Systems Corp. (Layfield), a provider of geosynthetics, industrial fabrics and polyethylene film for construction.

Going forward, distribution and fabrication of all Burke CSPE geomembrane products and systems will be managed by these two companies in the United States and Canada. The agreement does not prevent any other third-party companies from working with Burke's chlorosulfonated polyethylene (CSPE) products; however, the company will no longer handle direct sales or distribution.

"We are a manufacturer," said Stephen Roades, vice president of Burke's Liners, Covers & Roofing Division. "That is our core area. We are deeply focused on quality control, and we are insistent on quality control from manufacture through installation. With this agreement, we can focus exclusively on our area -- manufacturing -- while two of the most trusted and experienced installers and fabricators in the world can oversee that end."

Both CLI and Layfield have long records of working with CSPE geomembranes. The materials have experienced a resurgence in use for long-term designs, such as for reservoir liners and floating cover systems. CSPE products have shown service lives that exceed 25 and 30 years in exposed environments around the world. CLI and Layfield also have well-established sales networks within the US and internationally.


About the companies

For more information on CSPE geomembranes and the strategic partners involved in this agreement, visit Burke Industries (www.burkeind.com), Colorado Lining International (www.coloradolining.com) and Layfield Environmental Containment (www.layfieldgroup.com).

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