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Seaman Corporation news
Seaman Corporation Ceremonies Mark Completion of $50 Million Capital Investment
WOOSTER, Ohio – Held Aug. 18 at the company’s headquarters in Wooster, Ohio, the ceremonies followed the recent completion of the company’s most recent capital expenditure segment – a dramatic reconstruction of the corporate offices, a state-of-the-art top finish print line to enhance and expand production capabilities, and implementation of a new Oracle business intelligence platform.

Seaman Corporation Promotes John Crum to President/COO
WOOSTER, Ohio –Seaman Corporation has announced the promotion of John Crum to the positions of President and Chief Operating Officer. An employee of the company for 16 years, he previously held the titles of Vice President of Operations, Executive Vice President and Co-President.

Seaman Corp. completes $3 million investment at Bristol
BRISTOL, Tennessee –At a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by state and local government officials, as well as top officers the company, Seaman Corporation marked the completion of a $3 million capital investment project at the company’s manufacturing facility in Bristol, Tennessee.

Seaman Corp. announces $7.5 million capital plan in Ohio
WOOSTER, Ohio – Crediting support from the State of Ohio and the City of Wooster, Seaman Corporation has announced plans for a $7.5 million capital investment program, which ultimately is expected to protect current employment levels and add more jobs in the near future.

Rising Raw Material & Supplier Costs Drive Seaman Corp.
to Increase Prices

WOOSTER, Ohio – Seaman Corporation has announced that, despite company-wide efforts to offset continuing increases in raw material costs and other supply chain expenses, the company will be increasing costs of virtually all of their products by 3 percent to 12 percent. The price increase is effective May 1, 2011.

A Visit to Wooster Nagar
WOOSTER, Ohio – Richard and Judy Seaman, David and Gayle Noble, Steve and Cheryl Shapiro, and Doug Drushal, accompanied by Bala Venkataraman and other family members and Nanditha Krishna, viist the coastal village helped by the Wooster, Ohio community after the 2004 tsunami.

Seaman Corporation Sends Fabric to Haiti to be Used for Shelter
WOOSTER, Ohio – In the aftermath of the earthquake that devastated thousands of lives in Haiti in January, an unprecedented outpouring of caring and support from around the world has kick-started the process of recovery. Seaman Corporation is proud to be a part of the global assistance effort.

Richard Seaman Interviewed at Evolution of Manufacturing Event
WOOSTER, Ohio – Richard Seaman, president and CEO of Seaman Corp., sat down to talk with Smart Business Associate Editor Brooke Bates at the February 18th Evolution of Manufacturing event at Hyland Software. Seaman Corp. was one of several companies honored for its ability to balance a changing business landscape.
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Seaman Corporation's IFAI Expo Booth Activity Benefits Cancer Charity
WOOSTER, Ohio – The Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute received a contribution from Seaman Corporation as a result of the company’s booth activity during the recent IFAI Expo in Las Vegas.

Seaman Corporation Announces $7 Million Capital Investment Plan at Tennessee Plant
BRISTOL, TN – Seaman Corporation has announced a three-year plan to invest $7 million at its manufacturing plant here.

Seaman Weaves Awareness and Innovation into its Formula for Corporate Strength
WOOSTER, OH – Seaman Corporation is pleased to report to its associates recently that the company had posted its second-best year ever in gross sales.

Seaman Cuts Costs by $1 Million, But Can No Longer
Avoid Price Hike

WOOSTER, OH – Seaman Corporation announced today that, although it has found ways to cut costs by over $1 million a year, it still will be forced to increase prices of all of its high performance fabric products by 7 percent effective Oct. 1, 2006.

Seaman Corporation Donates $250,000 in Fabric to Support Gulf Coast Disaster Relief Effort
WOOSTER, OH – Seaman Corporation has donated 13 truckloads of fabric worth over $250,000 to disaster relief efforts in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf Coast area.

Seaman Corporation Bucks the Trend, Invests $20 Million in U.S. Capability
WOOSTER, OH – During a time when many business leaders worry about the economy, or even succumb to the economic impact of aggressive off-shore competition, Seaman Corporation holds the line and continues to move forward.

Seaman Corporation Dedicates $7 Million Equipment, Building Expansion Alliance
WOOSTER, OH – Seaman Corporation has completed a $7 million expansion project at its primary manufacturing facility here.


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Shelter-Rite Architectural Fabric news
Seaman Fabric Performs at 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino: Shelter-Rite Covers NBC News' Today Show Set
WOOSTER, OH - Seaman Corporation's Shelter-Rite fabric made its second Olympic appearance at the 2006 Olympic Games in Torino. The fabric covers a temporary NBC Today Show broadcast studio and pavilion that was specially designed to be used for summer and winter Olympic events through 2012.

Shelter-Rite fabric helps bring entertainment complex to life.
CLEVELAND, OH - The Scene Pavilion entertainment complex recently underwent a complete facelift that dramatically enhanced the aesthetic and acoustical value of this lakeside attraction. This undertaking was recently highlighted in the January/February 2004 edition of Fabric Architecture.
Patriotic Clear Span Structure Comfortably Accommodates Nine Thousand People
BAKERSFIELD, CA – Two dramatic American flags punctuate the design of one of the largest clear span temporary facilities ever constructed. The one-of-a-kind tension fabric structure, manufactured with Shelter-Rite® fabric by Seaman Corporation of Wooster, OH, covers an area encompassing over 100,000 square feet, or the equivalent of four football fields.

Massive Clear Span Structure Makes a Huge Impression in Boston
BOSTON, MA – A huge clear span structure fabricated with Shelter-Rite® fabric by Seaman Corporation of Wooster, OH, provides a highly cost-efficient way to meet the need for a building to maintain some of United Airlines' largest jet airplanes.


To learn more about the Architectural Fabrics product line visit architecturalfabrics.com

FiberTite Roofing Systems news
FiberTite Hybrid Multi-Ply Roof: Proven FiberTite Fleeceback cap sheet with FiberTite SBS Modified Bitumen Base Sheets
WOOSTER, Ohio - As a component to its FiberTite Hybrid Multi-Ply system, Seaman Corporation introduces four proven SBS Modified Bitumen base sheets, to be used in conjunction with a single ply of a FiberTite Fleeceback as the cap sheet.

Seaman Corporation Introduces Revolutionary FiberTite WRAPID Flash™ Molded Pipe Flashing
WOOSTER, Ohio - Innovative design saves time, provides better protection, and looks better than traditional field-fabricated pipe flashing

FiberTite Roofing Systems and New Castle Building Products Announce Northeast Distribution Alliance
WOOSTER, Ohio - FiberTite Roofing Systems by Seaman Corporation and New Castle Building Products are pleased to announce a distribution alliance servicing the New York Metropolitan and greater New England areas.

Yankees' Parking Garage Goes Green with FiberTite
Roofing Membrane

WOOSTER, Ohio - The roof protecting the parking garage at the New York Yankees' stadium must serve two functions: protecting the garage beneath it and supporting the parkland above it. A 45-mil FiberTite KEE single ply roofing system by Seaman Corporation serves as the first line of defense. Read the article as it appeared in RCI Magazine.

Are Vinyl Roofs a Sustainable Choice?
WOOSTER, Ohio - Classifying vinyl roofs as "sustainable" produces heated debate. First in a series of articles that address issues concerning the environmental impact of vinyl roofs.

It's Good to be Green. FiberTite Garden Roof Systems.
WOOSTER, Ohio - You probably know about the environmental benefits of garden roofs, but what about the economic and aesthetic advantages? And why is FiberTite the best choice?

FiberTite Roofing Membranes Receive BBA Certification
WOOSTER, Ohio - FiberTite 36-mil roofing membranes have achieved a durability rating in excess of 25-years from the British Board of Agrément (BBA), the UK's major approval body for building products.

Smart Roofing Solutions Vol 2 Issue 1: GSA Contract Deems FiberTite Best Value Roof for Federal Government
WOOSTER, Ohio - FiberTite has been added to the GSA's Federal Supply Schedule effective January 1, 2008.

Smart Roofing Solutions Vol 1 Issue 11: 2007: The Year in Review
WOOSTER, Ohio - 2007 has been FiberTite's best year since we launched the product way back in 1979. So, read on, as we share with you some of the highlights that helped make our year outstanding.

Smart Roofing Solutions Vol 1 Issue 10: UCF Arena Roofing Decision is a Slam Dunk
EAST ORLANDO, Florida - The new 145,000-square-foot facility is one of more than 60 buildings on the campus of The University of Central Florida that is protected by a FiberTite roof.

Smart Roofing Solutions Vol 1 Issue 9: Honda Chooses FiberTite for Flagship Facility
BURLINGTON, North Carolina - Honda's demanding design parameters and North Carolina's inclement weather leads Nick Lovato, owner of CyberCon Engineering, Inc. straight to FiberTite to cover Honda's flagship facility for the manufacturing of the new HondaJet aircraft .

Smart Roofing Solutions Vol 1 Issue 8: California Title 24 Turns Buyers Toward Cost-Effective, Sustainable Roofs
California - The California Energy Commission's building energy code, Title 24, has turned the attention of buyers in the commercial roofing market toward solutions that are versatile, cost-effective and, importantly, sustainable.

Smart Roofing Solutions Vol 1 Issue 7: How to Lower the Overall Cost of Your Next Roof by Saving Energy with Fibertite
WOOSTER, Ohio - Mounting evidence proves that choosing a cool roof, like FiberTite, will alleviate the sting of summertime energy bills and also benefit the environment.

Smart Roofing Solutions Vol 1 Issue 6: Hail vs Your Roof
WOOSTER, Ohio - Hail makes many roofing manufacturers run for cover. However, moderate hail up to one inch in diameter is a predictable and common event that roofing systems should be designed to withstand.

Smart Roofing Solutions Vol 1 Issue 5: Longevity: Proof
is on the Roof

WOOSTER, Ohio - Nature is the best test of how long a FiberTite roof really lasts. How long can a roof pummelled by hail or even a hurricane stand up?

Smart Roofing Solutions Vol 1 Issue 4: Why Registered Roof Consultant Won't Take Chances With Unproven Roofing Products
WOOSTER, Ohio - Over 31 years' experience has reaffirmed Marc Caputo's refusal to recommend roofing products that haven't yet proven themselves on real roofs.

Smart Roofing Solutions Vol 1 Issue 3: FiberTite Fleeceback Membrane Applied with Hot Asphalt as a Cap Sheet
WOOSTER, Ohio - Employ FiberTite Fleeceback Membrane in hot asphalt as a cap sheet over your asphalt, built-up roofing membrane, or modified asphalt multi-ply system.

Smart Roofing Solutions Vol 1 Issue 2: TPO Studies Point to Weakness, Flammability
WOOSTER, Ohio - Life on the roof is full of risks. Hurricanes, golf ball sized hail, blistering UV rays, sub zero temps, fatty acids, grease, a building blaze - such hazards are guaranteed to bully any roofing system. Wouldn't you prefer to rely on a system that has been well conditioned for the fight?

Smart Roofing Solutions Vol 1 Issue 1: FiberTite vs TPO: Rooftop Performance That Beats the Test of Time
WOOSTER, Ohio - Read about how FiberTite stacks up against TPO and other stories in the premiere issue of Smart Roofing Solutions - our new E-Newsletter.

FiberTite Membrane Roofing Systems - Fleece Back with Asphalt a Solid Option. Fleece Back with Hot Asphalt a Solid Option
WOOSTER, Ohio - FiberTite's Fleece Back membrane can be applied with hot asphalt, offering a cost-effective option for re-roofing projects, including built-up and modified bitumen -- sometimes without a tear off.

FiberTite News: Prevention Pays Off in Hurricane Season FiberTite News: Prevention Pays Off in Hurricane Season
WOOSTER, Ohio - Ninety-nine percent of FiberTite® roofing membranes installed on facilities that were hit by storms during two record-breaking Atlantic hurricane seasons survived – virtually unscathed.

FiberTite News: How to Improve Your Roof's Odds Against Hail FiberTite News: How to Improve Your Roof's Odds Against Hail
WOOSTER, Ohio -Hail makes many roofing manufacturers run for cover. Learn how you can improve your odds with hail by following some basic steps before considering a roofing system.

FiberTite News: Hurricanes Prove To Be No Match For FiberTite FiberTite News: Hurricanes Prove To Be No Match For FiberTite
WOOSTER, Ohio - Contenders Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne no match for FiberTite. Read how FiberTite roofs held up during the recent Florida hurricanes, along with other hot news from FiberTite.

A KEE Standard for Roofing Membrane A KEE Standard for Roofing Membrane
WOOSTER, Ohio - Technical paper as it appeared in Interface magazine on the value of the proper amount of KEE in a roofing membrane. Authored by Jerry Beall, Technical Manager for FiberTite.

FiberTite Convenes "Topsider" Council for 2004 FiberTite Convenes "Topsider" Council for 2004
WOOSTER, Ohio - Seventeen of the nation's leading roofing contractors were named to the 2004 Topsider Council by Seaman Corporation, manufacturer of FiberTite® Roofing Systems and an industry leader in the development of high performance fabric technology.

Seaman Corporation Launches New FiberTite Newsletter Seaman Corporation Launches New FiberTite Newsletter
WOOSTER, Ohio - Read the debut issue of FiberTiteNews

Seaman Corporation Invests in the Profitability of Your Business Seaman Corporation Invests in the Profitability of Your Business
WOOSTER, Ohio - FiberTite®, the industry's highest performing roofing membrane, is now available in wider widths.

FiberTite® Roofing Systems Used to Develop ASTM Standard FiberTite® Roofing Systems Used to Develop ASTM Standard
WOOSTER, Ohio - FiberTite® Roofing Systems by Seaman Corporation has played a pivotal role in setting new standards for KEE roofing membrane performance.

Massive Roofing Project Poses Unique Challenges at Convention Center in Orlando Massive Roofing Project Poses Unique Challenges at Convention Center in Orlando
ORLANDO, Florida - In terms of big roofing projects, the size alone is more than a little impressive. Over 1.5 million square feet. Likely the largest project of its kind in North America this year.

Five Critical Questions to Ask When Buying Your Roof Five Critical Questions to Ask When Buying Your Roof
One of the most important decisions you'll make for your facility is what product to put on the roof. It's an expensive decision, and if you make the right one, you'll barely think about it again once the product goes down. If you don't, you could end up living a nightmare.


To learn more about FiberTite roofing products visit fibertite.com

Shelter-Rite Truck Tarp Fabric news
Shelter-Lite Truck Tarp Fabric Now Available in Five Colors Shelter-Lite Truck Tarp Fabric Now Available in Five Colors
WOOSTER, OH - Shelter-Lite, a revolutionary truck tarp fabric that is 28% lighter than the average lumber tarp, is now available in five colors including black, white, blue, red and gray.

New Shelter-Lite Truck Tarp is 28% Lighter New Shelter-Lite Truck Tarp is 28% Lighter
WOOSTER, OH - A revolutionary truck tarp fabric that is 28% lighter than an average 18-ounce lumber tarp has been developed by Seaman Corporation, a world leader in high performance fabrics.

Seaman Corporation Expands Western Region Coverage; Fabric Industry Veteran Joins Sales Management Team Seaman Corporation Expands Western Region Coverage; Fabric Industry Veteran Joins Sales Management Team
WOOSTER, Ohio - Seaman Corporation, a world leader in the innovation of a broad spectrum of industrial fabrics, has announced the appointment of Brad Hochberger to a key management position to support the company's expanding customer base.

To learn more about Shelter-Rite Truck Tarps visit shelterritetarps.com

XR-5 Technology Geomembrane news
Mexican Refinery Lines Impoundment with Geomembrane Mexican Refinery Lines Impoundment with Geomembrane
The technical and cost effective success of geomembrane containment relative to traditional lining methods (clay, concrete, etc.) is well documented worldwide. Industrial and Petrochemical applications have been many of the first and longest examples of these successes.

To learn more about Seaman XR technology visit xr-5.com

Play-Rite Recreational Product Fabric news
Play-Rite™ Fabric Passes Tough California Fire Testing Play-Rite™ Fabric Passes Tough California Fire Testing
Seaman Corporation has announced that Play-Rite™ fabric has been successfully tested to meet California Fire Marshall Requipments, Registration No. FA 10303.

nteractive Inflatables: A New On-the-Job Experience Interactive Inflatables: A New On-the-Job Experience
Imagine sitting in your office and one day your boss drops by, tosses you a loaded squirt gun and tells you to meet out back and join the rest of your co-workers in a company-wide water tag game on an inflatable maze.

Fabric Trends in Inflatable Games Market Fabric Trends in Inflatable Games Market
Many of us have had the fun of tossing off our shoes and climbing onto an inflatable game to kick, climb, box, slide or jump all over it. After all, they're not just for kids any more.

To learn more about recreational fabrics visit playritefabric.com

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