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Seaman Corporation traces its origins to a basement workshop in Canal Fulton, Ohio that was equipped with two sewing machines and fueled by Norm Seaman's dedication to create fabrics that could set a new world standard for versatility and performance. Today, Seaman Corporation has turned that dream into a reality with modern corporate headquarters, product development laboratories and a primary manufacturing facility in Wooster, Ohio. In addition, the company also has a state-of-the-art weaving and coating facility in Bristol, Tennessee. Each discipline within the company is committed to maintaining the founding principles, setting the highest standards for quality, innovation and customer service. Seaman Corporation fabrics are used in high performance roof systems, geomembrane liners, truck tarps, architectural structures and recreational products. For more information on Seaman Corporation, please visit their website at or contact Bill Shehane at


Newly Elected Officers Visit University of Illinois

Newly elected FGI President, Patrick Elliott of Colorado Lining, Int’l, and Vice President, Laura Storey of Plastatech, visited the Fabricated Geomembrane Institutes (FGI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on 5 April, 2017. In addition to touring the Civil and Environmental Engineering Research Laboratory, Pat and Laura met with FGI Technical Director, Tim Stark and FGI Coordinator, Jen Miller, to discuss current and future activities and goals of the FGI. In addition to Pat and Laura, the FGI also elected Ed Silva or Engineered Polymer Technologies, as Treasurer, and Jimmie Eloff of Owens Corning, as Secretary. The new officers will serve a two year term (2017-2019).

(L-R) Jen Miller (FGI Coordinator), Laura Storey (FGI Vice President), Tim Stark (FGI Technical Director), Pat Elliot (FGI President 5 April 2017


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