A Vibrant Vision, The Entrepreneurship of Multigenerational Family Business, by Richard N. Seaman, shares his experiences of growing his family business and building an industrial fabrics business into a multi-million company while at the same time encouraging his children and grandchildren to become stewards of this treasured family business.
Learn more about his ideas around creating and sustaining a family-owned business.
In 1949, World War II veteran and entrepreneur, Norm Seaman pursued a vision to create fabrics that could set a new world standard for versatility and performance. With a kitchen laboratory and two sewing machines in a basement workshop in Canal Fulton, Ohio, he developed the company’s earliest products. These early efforts established a platform for quality, performance and customer service that today distinguishes the company as a global leader.
A privately held business, Seaman Corporation is governed by an independent outside Board of Directors. Jeff Swartz, President, manages the daily operations of the company and guides a group of top leaders among all business functions who form Seaman Corporation’s Strategic Leadership Team.
Seaman Corporation adopts the Lean Sigma® approach to operational excellence. In 2012, we earned the esteemed Perfect Engine Award, in recognition of our commitment to continuous improvement. To learn more about our accomplishments and awards, click the link below.
In light of the megatrends toward declining natural resources and increasing customer expectations, Seaman Corporation recognizes the need to be radically transparent and mindful in our business practices. We embrace a holistic approach to sustainability, taking the best possible care we can to have positive impacts on our people, our communities and the natural world as we operate our business.
The Right People in the Right Roles at the Right Time
Seaman Corporation associates are collaborative, hard-working, willing to cross department lines for special initiatives, and interested in career advancement. Associates feel like they are part of a family at work.
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Seaman Corporation has sales offices throughout the U.S. and in some foreign countries. Please call us to find an associate nearest you:
PO Box 3946
225 N. Industrial Drive
Bristol, TN 37620