Member Spotlight: August

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 www.seamancorp.com or contact Bill Shehane at bshehane@seamancorp.com.

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For more than a decade, the University of Illinois (UI) has hosted the PVC Geomembrane Institute (PGI). The UI assisted engineers in designing, testing, specifying, and installing PVC geomembranes for water, mining, and environmental applications. The UI recently expanded the PGI to include all geomembranes that can be factory fabricated. Factory fabrication increases liner quality, reduces field welding, reduces installation time and costs, and provides consistent seam quality. The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) is a nonprofit organization and is dedicated to advancing the use of fabricated geomembranes through education, research, and technology transfer.