Inspecting a six-year-old geomembrane

April 14th, 2022

Seaman Corp. describes a rare opportunity for inspecting a 6-year-old geomembrane at the Knoxville, Tenn., World’s Fair Park. By Felon Wilson, Industrial Fabrics Business Director, Seaman Corp. WFP Park and lake in Knoxville, Tenn. Photograph courtesy of Seaman Corp. The lake at the Knoxville, Tenn., 1982 World’s Fair Park was relined with the XR-5 geomembrane in […]

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Part 3: Five pieces of data that will give higher assurances of chemical compatibility when selecting a geomembrane

January 26th, 2022

By Felon Wilson, Industrial Fabrics Business Director, Seaman Corp. Figure 1 XR-5 Geomembrane Process Wastewater Impoundment, Qatar. Photograph courtesy of Arabian Environmental Editor’s note: This is part 3 of the 3-part series, “Understanding and Assuring Proper Geomembrane Chemical Resistance.” Part 1 was published on Jan. 12, 2022, and Part 2 was published on Jan. 19. […]

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Part 2: Top ways to overcome difficulties interpreting geomembrane chemical resistance data

January 19th, 2022

By Felon Wilson, Industrial Fabrics Business Director, Seaman Corp. Oily water/solvents runoff impoundment in Kentucky. Photograph courtesy of Seaman Corp. Editor’s note: This is part 2 of the 3-part series, “Understanding and Assuring Proper Geomembrane Chemical Resistance.” Part 1 was published on Jan. 12, 2022, and part 3 will be published on Jan. 26. It […]

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Part 1: Top reasons chemical resistance is a very important geomembrane property

January 12th, 2022

By Felon Wilson, Industrial Fabrics Business Director, Seaman Corp. XR-5 Geomembrane lined Metals Processing Wastewater Impoundment, North Carolina. Photograph courtesy of Seaman Corp. Editor’s note: This is part 1 of the 3-part series, “Understanding and Assuring Proper Geomembrane Chemical Resistance.” Part 2 will be published on Jan. 19, 2022, and part 3 will be published […]

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Four major takeaways from ASCE’s 2020 Code of Ethics updates

September 3rd, 2021

By Felon Wilson, Geomembrane Consultant, Seaman Corp. XR-5G geomembrane protecting structural EPS geofoam in a transportation application, Alondra Blvd. at I-5, Santa Fe Springs, Calif. Owner: CalTrans. Photograph courtesy of Seaman Corp. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) first adopted a Code of Ethics in 1914 for the purpose of creating a model of […]

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Seaman Corp. names Jeff Swartz chief executive officer

April 21st, 2020

Jeff Swartz Seaman Corporation, a family-owned business headquartered in Wooster, Ohio, has announced that its board of directors has selected Jeff Swartz as its new chief executive officer. Swartz will replace John Crum, who is retiring after 18 years at Seaman, including the last five as CEO. Swartz is a veteran of the building products […]

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International Achievement Awards

April 1st, 2020

Recognizing design excellence in geosynthetics The International Achievement Awards, sponsored by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), recognize innovation, technical skill and design excellence in geosynthetic applications.  The awards are an annual competition promoting awareness of the specialty fabrics used in thousands of products and applications ranging in size and shape. For more than 70 […]

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Seaman Corporation recognized for favorable work culture

March 23rd, 2020

Established in 1949, Seaman Corporation is a world leader in the production of innovative, high-performance coated fabrics. Headquartered in Wooster, Ohio, with additional manufacturing in Bristol, Tenn., Seaman was recently named one of the top companies to work for in Ohio by Comparably. Comparably is a platform that provides culture and compensation data for public […]

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Seaman Corp. CEO named best in 2019

January 3rd, 2020

John Crum, CEO of Seaman Corp. Seaman Corp., a leading industrial coated fabrics company, has received recognition by Comparably as having the Best CEO 2019, according to a news release from Seaman Corp. This recognition adds to Seaman’s streak of workplace accolades, including The Perfect Engine Award (2012), Industry Leadership Award (2014) and Evolution of […]

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Layfield Australia becomes exclusive Australian distributor for Seaman XR Geomembranes

May 14th, 2018

Layfield Australia along with the Seaman Corp. announced May 11, 2018, that both parties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), establishing Layfield as the exclusive distributor of Seaman’s XR® Geomembrane product line in Australia. Both companies have shared a mutually beneficial relationship in North America for more than 25 years, with Layfield fabricating and […]

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