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Leading Forensic and Testing Company Expands in Columbus

July 31, 2017

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Columbus, OH – SEA, Ltd. (S-E-A), a worldwide leader in forensic analysis, research and testing, and specialist in failure analysis, announced the expansion of its operations in Columbus. The company plans to add 18 new jobs at its corporate campus, located near the northern interchange of I-270 and I-71.

Since establishing its new headquarters and R&D facility in Columbus in 2016, S-E-A has continued to exceed its aggressive growth expectations. With this additional expansion, the company plans to enhance animation and litigation graphics capabilities, increase product testing and ultimately open operations in new markets.

“The Columbus Region is a center for new technology and innovation, particularly in the areas of driverless vehicles and industries of the future,” said Jason Baker, president and CEO of S-E-A. “Columbus’ population growth and our ability to attract top talent also played an important role in our decision to continue to expand here.”

S-E-A specializes in failure analysis, and has worked on projects ranging from routine testing of household products to major accident re-creation. In addition to its Columbus headquarters, S-E-A has 10 other offices around the country, in cities including Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, St. Louis and Tampa.

“We are proud to see a long-time sucessful business expanding in the community in which it started,” said Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. “S-E-A is a leader in its industry, and the City of Columbus is pleased to accommodate its continued growth.”

The Columbus Region boasts a highly educated talent pool, with more than 42 percent of the metro population holding an associate’s degree or higher. Additionally, Columbus ranks as the No. 1 best city for top tech talent among small markets by CBRE Research’s third annual scoring tech talent report.


About S-E-A
S-E-A is a multi-disciplined forensic engineering, fire investigation and visualization services company specializing in failure analysis. The company has been a powerful resource in litigation for nearly 50 years offering a complete investigative service, including marine, mechanical, biomechanical, electrical, civil and materials engineering, as well as pre-market product testing, fire investigation, industrial hygiene services, visualization services and a fully equipped chemical laboratory. Learn more at

About City of Columbus, Ohio
The City of Columbus is the 14th largest city in the United States with a population of approximately 860,090 residents. The Columbus economy is balanced with a combination of education, technology, government, research, insurance and health care entities as major employers within the region. Columbus is gaining nationwide recognition for its historic neighborhoods, booming downtown arts and sporting districts, open attitude and a noticeably affordable quality of life. Learn more about the City of Columbus at

About Columbus 2020
As the economic development organization for the Columbus Region, Columbus 2020’s mission is to generate opportunity and build capacity for economic growth across 11 Central Ohio counties. In 2010, hundreds of business and community leaders developed the Columbus 2020 Regional Growth Strategy, and the Columbus Region is now experiencing the strongest decade of growth in its history. The Columbus 2020 team conducts business outreach, promotes the Columbus Region to market-leading companies around the world, conducts customized research to better understand the Columbus Region’s competitiveness, and works to leverage public, private and institutional partnerships. Funding is received from more than 300 private organizations, local governments, academic institutions and JobsOhio. Learn more at

Columbus 2020 Media Contact
Irene Alvarez

S-E-A, Ltd.
Jason Baker