Member Spotlight:

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



FGI Member Benefits

The FGI promotes the interests of its members through education, research, and technology transfer. More specific benefits include:

  • Receive project-specific information to facilitate design, specification, testing, and installation of fabricated geomembranes.
  • Receive project referrals form FGI inquiries.
  • Provide mechanism for development of industry material, fabrication, and installation standards.
  • Participate in FGI-sponsored short courses and workshops.
  • Receive assistance in publishing case histories, new technologies, research results, and other information.
  • Company and logo listing on FGI website.
  • Interact with industry, government agencies, suppliers, and manufacturers in domestic and international markets.
  • Direct the future of fabricated geomembranes through research and technology transfer at the University of Illinois.
  • Development and maintenance of specifications and test methods for fabricated geomembranes.
  • Members only section of the website for advanced research, specification, test methods, project information, etc.
  • Access to undergraduate and graduate students for employment opportunities and marketing.
  • Technical library that is keyword searchable for all articles, technical papers, reports, etc. on fabricated geomembranes.