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


Technology Transfer

To accomplish technology transfer FGI will:

– Answer consultant and regulatory questions about design, specification, testing, and installation of fabricated geomembranes.

– Distribute material, fabrications, and installation standards.

– Continue to publish and distribute a Technical Bulletin, press releases, and quarterly newsletter for the geosynthetics industry.

– Conduct educational seminars and short courses on fabricated geomembranes that emphasize applications of fabricated geomembranes.

– Establish and maintain an Internet site for fabricated geomembranes.

– Exhibit at various industry trade shows and conferences.

– Assist FGI members in publishing case histories, new technologies, research results, and other information.

– Provide graduate research assistants to research fabricated geomembranes; current research topics include durability in exposed applications, effect of liquid drawdown cycles on durability, floating covers, puncture resistance, subgrade preparation, and canal linings.

– Incorporate fabricated geomembrane information into undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Illinois.