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Asbestos companies use the mineral in products and/or the manufacturing process. Many of these asbestos companies have been named in lawsuits stemming from their use of the carcinogen. Notable asbestos companies include Johns-Manville, National Gypsum and Armstrong World Industries.


01. History of Asbestos Companies

History of Asbestos Manufacturing

Asbestos was often used in manufacturing due to the mineral’s ability to resist heat, fire and chemical reactions. Companies in various industries, such as construction and chemical refining, may have used asbestos.

One of the most notable asbestos companies was Johns-Manville. The company produced asbestos construction products and operated its own mines.

Today, companies, such as Johns-Manville, are often named in asbestos lawsuits related to past use of the mineral.

Asbestos Companies Valued Profit Over Safety

According to reports, many companies were aware of the health risks associated with using asbestos. Companies chose to continue using asbestos despite the dangers for staff and consumers. The mineral was a cheap way to add strength and/or fire resistance to the manufacturing process and products.

Asbestos companies knowingly used the carcinogen for decades despite health risks. At the height of asbestos use, the mineral was in thousands of products.

Asbestos Companies' Impact on Products and Occupations

Products

Asbestos companies and manufacturers included asbestos in a wide range of products. In the United States, certain products may still contain up to 1% of asbestos.

Common asbestos products include:

Occupations

Asbestos products infiltrated many industries, putting workers at risk of asbestos exposure. Workers may develop asbestos diseases from exposure on the jobsite.

Common asbestos occupations include:

Downfall of the U.S. Asbestos Industry

By the 1970s, researchers discovered asbestos led to an increased risk for lung diseases, such as asbestosis and mesothelioma.

Due to the more widespread knowledge of health risks, asbestos use in the United States became regulated in the late 1970s and 1980s. These asbestos regulations have helped restrict asbestos use and hold companies accountable. Regulations also help prevent further exposure of workers and consumers.

However, without a complete asbestos ban, certain products and industries may still use the mineral.

Asbestos Industry: Are Companies Still Using the Mineral?

Are Asbestos Products Still Manufactured?

Asbestos products are still manufactured and sold in the United States. Certain products can contain ≤ 1% asbestos.

Asbestos is no longer legal to mine in the U.S. All asbestos used for manufacturing is imported.

What Countries Still Allow Companies to Use Asbestos?

Many countries have banned asbestos. However, there are still others that mine, export and manufacture with asbestos. Russia has not banned asbestos and was the sole exporter of the mineral to the United States in 2019.

02. Most Viable Defendants

Most Common Viable Defendants

Individuals diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases may file a lawsuit for compensation. The companies listed below are commonly named in asbestos litigation due to the widespread use of their asbestos products.

The majority of companies listed here are still solvent and in operation today. 

These companies often settle mesothelioma lawsuits before they go to trial. However, others may defend asbestos lawsuits until the end of the legal process.

03. Bankrupt Asbestos Companies

Bankrupt Asbestos Companies

The companies listed below have all filed for bankruptcy and established trust funds. Asbestos trusts compensate current and future asbestos exposure victims. Asbestos companies often file for bankruptcy when frequently named in asbestos claims.

Claimants must meet the specific trust fund’s eligibility requirements. Trusts pay successful claims according to set payment percentages.

Bankrupt Asbestos Companies With More Than $200 Million in Assets

The companies in this list all have more than 200 million dollars in assets. An individual can file asbestos claims with these trusts if they meet the appropriate criteria. These trusts will be compensating mesothelioma victims for many years to come.

Bankrupt Asbestos Companies With Less Than $200 Million in Assets

The companies in this list all have less than 200 million dollars in assets. Individuals can file claims with these trusts if they meet the appropriate criteria. These trusts have limited funds available.

Individuals exposed to asbestos by one of these companies should speak to a mesothelioma lawyer at their earliest convenience.

04. Other Viable Defendants

Other Viable Defendants

The companies listed below have all been named in asbestos lawsuits. Some have been named more than others.

All the companies on this list are solvent and still in operation.

Other Viable Defendants
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  • A.O. Smith Corporation
  • A-B Electrical Supply Company
  • ABB, Inc.
  • Abbett Electric Corporation
  • Abco Welding Supply
  • Abex Corporation
  • ABF Freight
  • Able Industries, Inc.
  • Acadiana Rubber & Gasket Company
  • Ace Plumbing & Electrical Supplies, Inc.
  • Acmat (Acoustical Materials)
  • Acme Insulations, Incorporated
  • Actuant Corporation
  • ADC Supply Corp.
  • Advanced Liquid Recycling, Inc.
  • Advocate Mines
  • Aero Jet
  • Afton Pumps, Inc.
  • AK Steel Corporation
  • Albany Felt Company, Inc.
  • Albay Construction Company
  • Alcoa Inc.
  • Allied Building Products Corp.
  • Allied Glove Corporation
  • Allied Paper Incorporated
  • Alpha Wire Corporation
  • Amatek
  • Amber Supply Co., Inc.
  • Amchem / American Chemical
  • Amcord, Inc.
  • Amdura Corporation
  • American Airlines, Inc.
  • American Brake Shoe Company
  • American Crystal Sugar Co.
  • American Electric Power
  • American Foreign Steamship
  • American Home Products Corporation
  • American Honda Corp.
  • American Insulated Wire Corp.
  • American International Co.
  • American Laundry Machinery, Inc.
  • American Lubricants, Inc.
  • American Saturated Felt
  • Anco Insulation
  • Anheuser Busch, Inc.
  • API Heat Transfer, Inc.
  • Aqua Chem, Inc.
  • Argo International Corporation
  • Ashland Specialty Chemical Company
  • Astra Flooring Company
  • AT&T Corp.
  • Atlas Electric Supply Company, Inc.
  • Atlas Heating and Ventilating Company, Ltd.
  • Atlas Turner, Inc.
  • Attransco Ship Management Co., Inc.
  • Auto Barn Stores, Inc.
  • Automatic TLC Fuel Oil
  • Automotive Supply Associates, Inc.
  • Autozone Inc.
  • AVCO Corp.
  • Aventis Cropscience USA Inc.
  • Avocet Enterprises, Inc.
  • Avondale Industries Inc.
  • Badger Metals Inc.
  • Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations, Inc.
  • Bakers Pride Oven Co., Inc.
  • Baldor Electric Company
  • Ball Corporation
  • Barko Hydraulics, Llc
  • Bay Oil Company
  • Bayer Corporation
  • Bayonne Plumbing Supply Co., Inc.
  • Beadex
  • Beckett Corporation
  • Beech Aircraft Corporation
  • Belden Wire and Cable Company
  • Bell Asbestos Mines Ltd.
  • Bell Atlantic Corp.
  • Bendix Corporation nka Alliedsignal Inc.
  • Best Manufacturing Company
  • Bethlehem Apparatus, Inc.
  • BF Goodrich Company, The
  • BHP Copper, Inc.
  • Biltrite Corporation, The
  • Blackman Plumbing Supply Company, Inc.
  • Blackman Supply
  • Blackmer Pump Division
  • BMW of North America, Llc
  • BNSF Railway Company
  • Boeing Company, The
  • Bohn Aluminum, Inc.
  • Boiceville Cracker Barrel, Inc.
  • Bostik, Inc.
  • BP Amoco
  • Brand Insulations, Inc.
  • Brass Craft Manufacturing
  • Brauer Supply Company
  • Bridgestone Tire Co. (Firestone)
  • Bristol Babcock, Inc.
  • British Airways Plc
  • Brown Insulation Company
  • Bryan Steam Corporation
  • Buffalo Air Handling
  • Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company
  • Burns International Services Corporation
  • Busy Beaver Building Centers, Inc.
  • Byron Jackson Pumps
  • California Portland Cement Company
  • Camden Flooring Company
  • Canteen Corporation
  • Capital Gypsum
  • Carboline Company
  • Carborundum Company, Inc.
  • Carey Canada Mines
  • Caristo Construction Corp.
  • Carlin Combustion Technology
  • Carlisle Companies Incorporated
  • Carrier Corporation
  • Carver Pump Company
  • Caterpillar, Inc.
  • CBS Corporation
  • Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation
  • Central Jersey Supply Company
  • Central Pipe Supply
  • Central Power & Light Company
  • Central Wholesale Electrical Distributors, Inc.
  • Cessna Aircraft Company
  • Champion Friction Co.
  • Chemrex, Inc.
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Chevron Shipping Co.
  • Chicago Bridge & Iron Company
  • Chicago Fire Brick
  • Chicago Pneumatic
  • Chief’S Auto Parts, Inc.
  • Chiquita Brands International, Inc.
  • Ciba-Geigy Corporation
  • Cilco Energy Corporation
  • City Line Plumbing & Heating
  • Clarage Fan Company
  • Clark Equipment Company
  • Cla-Val Automatic Control Valves
  • Clayton Manufacturing
  • Colonial Sugar & Refining
  • Coltec Industries, Inc.
  • Columbia Acoustics
  • Columbia Boiler Co.
  • Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
  • Comet Auto Supply, Inc.
  • Commercial Refrigeration Company
  • Commonwealth Edison
  • Compudyne Corp.
  • Conagra Foods, Inc.
  • Conair Corporation
  • Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
  • Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc.
  • Consolidated Insulation, Inc.
  • Consolidated Rail Corporation
  • Conval, Inc.
  • Conwed Corporation
  • Cooper Industries, Inc.
  • Cooper Tire & Rubber
  • Cooper-Standard Automotive, Inc.
  • Courter & Company
  • Crane Company
  • Crescent Electric Supply Company
  • Crocker-Wheeler Company
  • Crosby Valve, Inc.
  • Crown Boiler Co.
  • CSR Limited
  • CSX Transportation Inc.
  • Custom Building Products
  • Cutler-Hammer, Inc.
  • Cypress Plumbing & Heating
  • Cyprus Amax Minerals Co.
  • Cytec Engineered Materials Inc
  • DAL-Tile International
  • Dana Holding Corporation
  • Daniel International Corporation
  • DB Riley, Inc.
  • Dean Pump Division
  • Deere & Company
  • DeKalb Tile Company
  • Dereco Inc.
  • Detroit Stoker Company
  • Diamond National Corporation
  • Dixie Machine Welding & Metal Works, Inc.
  • Dole Foods
  • Domb Lighting & Electrical Supply Company
  • Domco Products Texas, L.P.
  • Donaldson Acoustics Co., Inc.
  • Donlee Technologies, Inc.
  • Douglass Insulation
  • Dow Chemical Company, The
  • Dowman Products, Inc.
  • Dresser-Rand
  • Duke Power Energy Carolinas LLC
  • Dunkirk (division of ECR International)
  • Dupont
  • Durametallic Corporation
  • Durfee Hardware
  • Dynamic Seals, Inc.
  • E&B Mill Supply
  • Eagle Asbestos & Packing Company
  • East Kentucky Power Cooperative
  • Eastern Refractories Co., Inc.
  • Eastman Kodak Company
  • Eaton Electrical Inc.
  • Eckel Industries
  • Edward Valves
  • EI Dupont de Nemours and Company
  • Electrolux
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Elliott Turbomachinery Co., Inc.
  • Elm Supply CoInc.
  • Empire Ace Insulation Man
  • Enpro Industries, Inc.
  • Equistar Chemicals, LP
  • Equitable Company, The
  • Essex Plumbing Supply, Inc.
  • Essex Wire Corporation
  • Evcon Industries
  • Expo Industries, Inc.
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Fairbanks Company
  • Fairbanks Morse Pump Corporation
  • Fairchild Corporation
  • Falk Corporation, The
  • Farrell Lines, Inc.
  • FB Wright Company of Pittsburgh
  • Federal Boiler Company
  • Feldman Lumber Industries, Inc.
  • Fel-Pro
  • Felt Products Mfg. Co.
  • Fiat USA, Inc.
  • First Hartford Corporation
  • FirstEnergy Corporation
  • Fiske Brothers Refining Company
  • Fitzgibbons Boiler Company
  • Florida Lumber Company
  • Flowserve US, Inc.
  • Fluor Enterprises, Inc.
  • Flushing Plumbing Supply Co., Inc.
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Forestville Lumber Company, The
  • Foster Valve Company
  • Fraser’s Boiler Service, Inc.
  • Friction Materials, Inc.
  • Friedman Bros.
  • Fulton Boiler Works, Inc.
  • Furnace & Duct Supply Co.
  • G&G Seal Co.
  • Gage Company, The
  • Garson Plumbing Supplies
  • General Cable Corporation
  • General Dynamics Corporation
  • General Electric Company
  • General Motors
  • General Refractories Company
  • Genuine Parts/Abex
  • George A. Fuller Company
  • Goodall Rubber Company
  • Goodman Lumber Company
  • Goodrich Corporation
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Grabler Manufacturing Co.
  • Graham Corporation
  • Granite Construction Company
  • Granite Rock Company
  • Grant Wilson, Inc.
  • Graphic Construction Corporation
  • Graves Automotive Supply
  • Graybar Electric Company
  • Grinnell Corporation
  • Grossman’s Lumber
  • Gulf Oil Limited Partnership
  • Gustin-Bacon Division
  • H.B. Fuller Company
  • H.B. Smith Company, Inc.
  • Hamilton Materials, Inc.
  • Handy Auto Supply Co.
  • Hangsterfer’s Laboratories, Inc.
  • Hanson Permanente Cement, Inc.
  • Harley-Davidson, Inc.
  • Hartel Plumbing & Heating Supply Corp.
  • HD Supply
  • Heating Oil Partners, LP
  • Hedman Mines, Ltd.
  • Hennessy Industries, Inc.
  • Henry Quentzel Plumbing Supply Co., Inc.
  • Henry Vogt Machine Co.
  • Herzog Supply Co., Inc.
  • Hesco Electric Supply Company, Inc.
  • Highland Stucco
  • Hill Brothers Chemical Company
  • Hirsch Pipe & Supply Co., Inc.
  • Holland Furnace
  • Hollinger Company
  • Homasote Company
  • Honeywell International, Inc.
  • Hopeman Brothers, Inc.
  • Hudson Heating
  • Hudson Iron and Metal Company
  • Hunt Construction
  • ICI Composites, Inc.
  • IMO Industries, Inc.
  • Inductotherm
  • Industrial Holdings Corporation
  • Industrial Insulation
  • Industrial Rubber & Specialty Company
  • Industrial Welding Supply, Inc.
  • Insulation Distributors, Inc.
  • Insulation Supply Corp.
  • International Business Machines Corporation
  • International Harvester
  • Invensys Systems, Inc.
  • Ironbound Electric Supply Company, Inc.
  • Isbrandtsen Marine Service
  • ITT Corporation
  • ITT Fluid Products Corporation
  • ITT Grinell Corp.
  • ITT Hoffman
  • ITT Sheraton Corp.
  • J.A. Sexauer, Inc.
  • J.C. Whitney & Co.
  • Jacuzzi Brothers, a division of Jacuzzi, Inc.
  • Jamaica Plumbing & Heating
  • Janos Asbestos Company, Inc.
  • Jaquays Asbestos
  • Jennison Hardware Company
  • John Bryant Motors
  • Johnson Controls, Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Joy Global Inc.
  • Kaiser Refractories
  • Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation
  • Kamco Supply Corporation
  • Karnak Corporation
  • Keeler Dorr Oliver Boiler Company
  • Kennecott Corp.
  • Kerite Company
  • Kew-Forrest Plumbing & Heating
  • Keyspan Energy Corporation
  • Kimberly-Clark Scott Corporation
  • Klauser Supply Co.
  • Kohler Company
  • Koppers Company
  • L&H Plumbing & Heating Supplies, Inc.
  • L&M Surco Mfg., Inc.
  • LAQ
  • Leonnox International, Inc.
  • Liberty Plumbing & Heating
  • Lincoln Electric Company
  • Linstedt Oil Company
  • Lipe-Rollway Corporation
  • Lloyd Lumber Co.
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Lockheed Shipbuilding Company
  • Loews Corp.
  • Long Island Lighting Co.
  • Long Island Railroad
  • Lorillard Tobacco Company
  • Louisiana Sugar Cane
  • Lucent Technologies, Inc.
  • Lufkin Industries
  • Lykes BrosSteamship Co.
  • M.H. Detrick Company
  • Mac Products Inc.
  • MacArthur Company
  • Mack Trucks, Inc.
  • Magnaflux Corporation
  • Magnatrol Valve Corporation
  • Mann Packing Co, Inc.
  • Manning Paper Company, Inc.
  • Mannington Mills
  • Mansfield Plumbing Products, Inc.
  • Marathon Oil Corporation
  • Marine Transport Lines
  • Markey Machinery Co., Inc.
  • Marley Cooling Technologies
  • Marlo Sealing Company, Inc.
  • Maroney Industrial, Inc.
  • Marquette Insulation
  • Marsam Valves & Fittings Corporation
  • Mattapan Supply Co
  • Mattz Lumber Company
  • Mazda North America Operations
  • Mcdonnell Douglas Corporation
  • Mclaughlin Insulation Co., Inc.
  • Mcmaster-Carr Supply Company
  • Meadwestvaco
  • Mercedes Benz Usa, Inc.
  • Metro Fuel Oil Corp.
  • Metro-North Railroad
  • Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
  • Michelin North America, Inc.
  • Mid-Island Electrical Sales Corp.
  • Mikes Auto Parts Inc.
  • Milchem, Inc.
  • Miller Brewing Company
  • Milwaukee Stove and Furnace Supply Company
  • Mine Safety Appliances Company
  • Mitsubishi
  • Mitsui & Company
  • Monsanto Company
  • Moog Automotive, Inc.
  • Moore Dry Dock Company
  • Morristown Electrical Supply Co.
  • Morse Diesel International Inc.
  • Mount Vernon Mills, Inc.
  • Mountain States Supply, Inc.
  • Murco Wall Products, Inc.
  • Nagle Pump
  • Nash Engineering Company, The
  • Nassau Suffolk Lumber & Supply Corporation
  • Nassau Valley & Supply Corp.
  • National Bulk Carriers
  • National Railroad Passenger Corporation
  • National Steel And Shipbuilding Company
  • Navistar International Transportation Corp.
  • New England Insulation Company
  • New England Telephone and Telegraph Company
  • New Jersey Plumbing Supply Co. Inc.
  • New Jersey Transit
  • New York Plaza Building Company
  • New York Plumbing & Heating
  • New York Power Authority
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • New York Protective Covering Industries, Inc.
  • Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Niagara Insulations, Inc.
  • Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation
  • Niantic Seal Inc.
  • Nissan Corporation
  • Norfolk Southern Railway Co.
  • North Brothers
  • Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Inc.
  • Northwest Pipeline Corporation
  • Novartis Corporation
  • Nutley Heating & Cooling Company, Inc.
  • Occidental Chemical Corporation
  • Office Max Incorporated
  • Oglebay-Norton Company
  • Okonite Company
  • Olin Chemical Corp.
  • Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.
  • O’Reilly Automotive Inc.
  • Oshkosh Truck Corporation
  • OSI Sealants, Inc.
  • Osram Sylvania, Inc.
  • Otis Elevator Company
  • Pabst Brewing Company
  • Pabst Electric Company, Inc.
  • Pacific Bell Telephone
  • Pacific Steel Boiler Corporation
  • Packings and Insulation
  • Palermo Supply Co. Inc.
  • Parker Sacomo
  • Parker-Hannifin Corporation
  • Parsons Plumbing Supply
  • Patterson Pump Company
  • Pecora Corporation
  • Peerless Heater Co.
  • Penn Central Corporation
  • Pentair Pump Group, Inc.
  • Pentair, Inc.
  • Pep Boys – Manny, Moe, & Jack of Delaware, Inc.
  • Peterbilt Motors Company
  • Peterson Oil Services, Inc
  • Peugeot Motor Company
  • Pfaudler, Inc.
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Pharmacia Corporation
  • Phelps Dodge Industries, Inc.
  • Philips Electronics North America Corporation
  • Phillip Brothers nka Philbro, Inc.
  • Phillips Petroleum Company
  • Pittsburgh Gage & Supply Company
  • Pittsburgh Metals Purifying
  • Pittsfield Pipers
  • Plastics Engineering Corporation
  • Polar Tankers, Inc.
  • Polytherm Insulation Corporation
  • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Potomac Electric Company
  • Power Piping Company
  • PPG Industries, Inc.
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corp.
  • Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company
  • Proko Industries Inc.
  • Providence Gas Co.
  • Pryor Giggey
  • Pulmosan Safety Equipment Corp
  • Qualitex Company
  • Quiet Automatic Burner Corp.
  • Quintec Industries, Inc.
  • R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
  • R.T. Vanderbilt Company, Inc.
  • R.W. Beckett Corporation
  • Radiator Specialty Co
  • Railroad Friction Products Corporation
  • Raritan Supply Company
  • Raymond Corporation, The
  • Raypak, Inc.
  • Record Industrial Company
  • Red Seal Electric Company
  • Red Stack Tug Co., Inc.
  • Reilly-Benton
  • Renault
  • Reynolds Aluminum Development Company
  • Reynolds Metals Company
  • Rheem Manufacturing Company
  • Ridgewood Plumbing & Heating Coproration
  • Riley Power Inc.
  • Robert A. Keasbey Co.
  • Rockbestos Company, The
  • Rockwell Automation Inc.
  • Rockwell Collins, Inc.
  • Roddis Plywood & Door Co.
  • Roe Fire and Safety
  • Rohm and Haas Company
  • Rolls-Royce Corporation
  • Rome Cable
  • Rutland Fire Clay Company
  • S.B. Decking, Inc.
  • S.O.S. Products Company, Inc.
  • Sacomo Manufacturing Company
  • Safeguard Industrial Equipment Co., Inc.
  • Safety & Supply Company
  • Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc.
  • Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Inc
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • San Joaquin Lumber
  • Santa Fe Braun, Inc.
  • Sarco Company, Inc.
  • Scandura, Inc.
  • Schad Boiler Setting Company
  • Sealing Equipment Products Co., Inc
  • Sealite, Inc.
  • Sears, Roebuck and Company
  • Selby, Battersby & Company
  • Serve Well Plumbing & Heating
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Sheraton Corporation
  • Sherwood Davis & Geck
  • Shipley Oil Co.
  • Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.
  • Simpson Timber Company
  • Sloan Valve Company
  • Soco-Lynch Corporation
  • Solco Plumbing Supply Inc.
  • Solow Management Corporation
  • South Amboy Plumbing Supply Corp.
  • Southern California Edison Company
  • Southern California Gas Company
  • Southern Urethane and Packing
  • Sovereign Specialty Chemicals
  • Special Materials, Inc.
  • Specialty Cable Corp
  • Spence Engineering Company, Inc.
  • Spencer Turbine Company
  • Sportan Valve Company
  • Sprague Energy Corporation
  • Sprinkmann Sons Corporation
  • SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
  • Square Deal Supply Co.
  • Squires-Belt Material Co.
  • Staley Elevator Co., Inc.
  • Standard Fuel Engineering
  • Standard Motor Products, Inc.
  • Standard Tile Corporation
  • Standard-Knapp
  • Star Machine
  • State Insulation Corporation
  • Sterling Fluid Systems (Americas) Inc.
  • Sterling Plastics and Rubber Products, Inc.
  • Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation
  • Straham Valves, Inc.
  • Strober Building Materials Centers, Inc.
  • Stroh Brewery Company
  • Subaru of America, Inc.
  • Sulzer Bingham Pumps, Inc.
  • Sun Chemical
  • Sun Ship, LLC
  • Sunoco, Inc
  • Superior Boiler Company
  • Superior Products Distributors, Inc.
  • Superior Welding Company
  • Sure Seal Products Co., Inc.
  • Surface Combustion
  • Syracuse Supply Company
  • Taco, Inc.
  • Tarkett Floor Company
  • Taylor Insulation Co., Inc.
  • Taylor Woodrow Construction, Inc.
  • Tecumseh Products
  • Teknor Apex Rubber Company
  • Temperature Systems Inc.
  • Terex Cranes Wilmington, Inc.
  • Texaco Inc.
  • Texaco Marine Services
  • Texas City Terminal Railway
  • TFI Building Materials, Inc.
  • Thatcher Boilers, division of Crane
  • Thermo Electric Company, Inc
  • Thermwell Products Co., Inc.
  • Tishman Construction Corp.
  • Todd Combustion Inc.
  • Todd Shipyards Corp.
  • Torno Lumber, Inc.
  • Toro Company
  • Tosco Corporation
  • Toyota Motors
  • Trans World Airlines, Inc.
  • Transco Inc.
  • Treadwell Corporation
  • Tremco Incorporated
  • Triangle Insulation, Inc.
  • Triangle Sheet Metal Workers
  • Trilco Lumber Company
  • Triple A Machine Shop, Inc.
  • Triplex, Inc.
  • Troy Boiler Works, Inc.
  • Truck and Auto Supply
  • True Value
  • Truserv Corporation
  • Turnbow Trailers, Inc.
  • Turner Construction Company
  • TXU Electric Company
  • Tyco International, Inc.
  • U.S. Filter
  • U.S. Plywood Corporation
  • U.S. Radiator
  • Union Boiler Company
  • Union Carbide Corporation
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company
  • Union Pump Company
  • United Brass Works, Inc.
  • United Fruit Company
  • United States Steel Corporation
  • United Technologies Corporation
  • Unocal Corporation
  • Utica Boiler Cos., The
  • Utility Manufacturing Co.
  • Valspar Corporation
  • Velan Steam Trap Corporation
  • Vellumoid
  • Vermont Asbestos Group
  • Verona Supply Company
  • Viacom, Inc
  • Viad Corp.
  • Volkswagon Corp.
  • Voohries Supply Company, Llc
  • W.W. Grainger, Inc.
  • Waldron Duffy, Inc.
  • Wal-Rich Corporation
  • Warner-Lambert Company
  • Webster Plumbing Supply Inc.
  • Weir Valves & Controls USA, Inc.
  • Welco Manufacturing Company
  • Wellington Group
  • Wesco Distribution Inc.
  • Western Auto Supply Company
  • Western Electric Company, Inc
  • Weyerhaeuser Company
  • Whirlpool Corporation
  • Wickes Boiler
  • Wisconsin Energy
  • Wolverine Brass Inc.
  • Woolsulate Corp.
  • Worthington Corporation
  • X-Cel Energy
  • Xerox Corporation
  • Yale Materials Handling Corporation
  • Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
  • York International Corporation
  • Zurn Industries, Inc.

05. Asbestos Companies Today

Asbestos Companies Today

Asbestos use in the United States has waned in recent years. Today, 100% of the asbestos imported into the country is for use in the chlor-alkali industry. Those working within this industry may still be at risk of asbestos exposure. Workers in other industries may experience asbestos exposure through old asbestos materials still in use.

Asbestos laws continue to evolve as anti-asbestos advocates work towards a complete ban. Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently evaluated asbestos.

The EPA completed a Draft Risk Evaluation for Asbestos in 2020. However, a peer review committee found issues with the assessment and the EPA is drafting another version.

The EPA has the potential to enact stricter regulations on asbestos companies.

Can Asbestos Companies Be Held Accountable for Asbestos Exposure?

Asbestos companies can be held accountable for exposing workers and consumers to asbestos. Asbestos companies continue to be named in lawsuits stemming from use of the mineral.

As asbestos exposure victims continue to file claims:

  • More companies may file for bankruptcy protection
  • New asbestos trusts may form
  • Existing trust payment percentages may be adjusted

Individuals who believe they have experienced exposure from an asbestos company should speak with an experienced mesothelioma law firm.

Sources [+]
  • 1

    U.S. Geological Survey. Mineral Commodity Summaries 2020. January 2020.

  • 2

    United States Environmental Protection Agency. TSCA Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals Meeting Minutes and Final Report No. 2020-6.

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