The manufacturers who have profited from the sale of asbestos products are responsible for the harm that they have caused. At the Shein Law with offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, our asbestos attorney team has a special focus on helping victims of asbestos exposure get the financial compensation they are entitled to. If you or a loved one has been harmed due to asbestos exposure, contact our Philadelphia or Pennsauken offices today. From lung cancer to mesothelioma cases an attorney from our team will bring the legal expertise and experience that you need to build a successful asbestos exposure case. Our lawyers handle even the most complex cases and have obtained millions in compensation for our clients over the years.
History of Asbestos Regulation
Beginning in the early 1970s, decades after public health officials first became aware of the dangers of asbestos, United States health agencies began to issue safety standards and regulations against the dangerous yet pervasive fiber. In 1979, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a notice of intent to regulate asbestos. It appeared an asbestos ban would be imminent. However, lobbyists pressured the government and in 1984, the issue of asbestos exposure was transferred to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). No significant action to limit asbestos exposure, which is a known cause of lung cancer and mesothelioma, has been made since 1982.
In 1989, the EPA again announced its intention to ban asbestos products, completing a 10-year, 100,000-page study. The intended plan would have affected 94 percent of all asbestos consumption, targeting manufacturing, processing, import, and distribution. The EPA concluded that “asbestos is a human carcinogen and is one of the most hazardous substances to which humans are exposed to in both occupational and non-occupational settings.” The ban met fierce opposition. The EPA’s ban was overturned in federal court, despite the courts acknowledgement that asbestos is “a potential carcinogen at all levels of exposure,” citing the EPA failed to present “substantial evidence” to justify the ban. Since the ban’s failure, the EPA has not appealed the decision and products containing asbestos are still manufactured in the United States today.
If you or a loved one in Pennsylvania or New Jersey has been exposed to asbestos, contact an attorney at Shein Law. At our Philadelphia and Pennsauken offices, a lung cancer or mesothelioma attorney experienced in asbestos litigation can help you pursue financial compensation. For more details regarding the dangers of asbestos, please visit our informational pages about worksites in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware posing risk of asbestos exposure, trades at risk for asbestos exposure, and products containing asbestos.
Asbestos Manufacturers and Trade Names
At our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Pennsauken, New Jersey offices, our asbestos, lung cancer, and mesothelioma attorney team has complied a comprehensive list of asbestos product manufacturers and trade names. If the manufacturer or trade name you are looking for is not included on this list please contact Shein Law online or call 1-877-SHEINLAW (743-4652) for more information.
A.O. Smith Corp.
A.P. Green Industries, Inc. (Bankrupt)
ABEX Corporation (a.k.a. Pneumo Abex Corp.)
A.W. Chesterton, Inc.
Allied Signal, Inc., (formerly Bendix Corp.)
Allis Chalmers Corp.
American Brakeshoe Co.
American Refractories Co.
American Standard Inc.
American Tar Company (ATCO)
Amtico, A Division of American Biltrite
Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (Bankrupt)
Asbestos Corporation, Ltd.
Atlas Asphalt & Asbestos (AAA)
Aurora Pump Co.
Azrock Industries (a division of DOMOCO, Inc.)
Babcock and Wilcox Co. (Bankrupt)
Bayard Sales Corporation
Bell & Gossett
Bell Asbestos Mines, Ltd.
Belmont Packing Company
Benjamin Foster, Division of Amchem
Bestwall Gypsum Company
Bondex International, Inc.
Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems
Buffalo Pumps, Inc.
C.E. Refractories (Bankrupt)
Carborundum Company, Inc.
Capco Pipe Company (Bankrupt)
Celotex Corporation (Bankrupt)
Cleaver Brooks Co.
Columbia Boiler Company
Combustion Engineering, Inc. (Bankrupt)
Congoleum Corporation (Bankrupt)
Crane Packing Company
Crown Cork & Seal Co. (formerly Mundet Corp.)
Cutler Hammer Companies
Daimler Chrysler Corporation
DAP Products, Inc.
DOW Chemical Company
Donlee Technologies, Inc.
Durabla Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Eagle Picher Industries, Inc. (Bankrupt)
Fairbanks Morse & Company
Fel-Pro, Inc. (Bankrupt)
Ferro Engineering Corp. (a division of Ogleboy Norton)
Fibreboard Corporation (Bankrupt)
Flexitallic Gasket Co. (Bankrupt)
Flintkote Company (Bankrupt)
Ford Motor Company
Foster Wheeler Corporation
GAF Corporation (Bankrupt)
General Electric Company
General Motors Company
Gerber Plumbing Fixtures Corporation (a division of Global Valve)
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Greene, Tweed & Company, Inc.
H.K. Porter Co., Inc. (Bankrupt)
Harbison Walker Refractories (Bankrupt)
Hercules Chemical Co., Inc.
I.M.O. Industries, Inc.
Ingersoll Rand Company
International Paper Company
J.H. France Refractories Co.
John Crane, Inc. (a.k.a. John Crane-Houdaille)
Johns Manville Corporation (Bankrupt)
Kaiser Refractories (Bankrupt)
Keeler/Dorr – Oliver Boiler Company
Kelly Moore Paint Company
Kentile Floors, Inc.
Lake Asbestos (Bankrupt)
Lear Siegler Inc.
Mannington Mills, Inc.
Melrath Gasket, Inc.
Mobil Oil Corporation
Monsey Products Co.
National Gypsum Company (Bankrupt)
New Yorker Steel Boiler Co., Inc.
North American Refractories Co. (NARCO) (Bankrupt)
Owens Illinois, Inc. / Kaylo
Owens Corning / Kaylo (Bankrupt)
PA Brake Bonding Co.
Pars Manufacturing Co.
Patterson Pump Co.
Philip Carey Corporation (Bankrupt)
Pittsburgh Corning Corporation / Unibestos (Bankrupt)
Plibrico Co. (Bankrupt)
Pneumo Abex Corp. (formerly American Brakeshoe Co. and Abex)
Pratt and Whitney
Raybestos Manhattan Corporation (Bankrupt)
Reynolds Metals Co.
Riley Stoker Corp.
Rite Hose & Packings, Inc. (formerly Bevco Industries)
Ruberoid Corporation (Bankrupt)
Selby Battersby & Company
Sepco Corporation, Inc.
Sexauer Manufacturing Co.
Shepard Niles (Bankrupt)
Sloan Valve Company
Square D Company
Superior Boiler Works, Inc.
Thermo-Dynamics Boiler Co.
Thermo Electric Co.
The Trane Company
Turner & Newall, Ltd. (Bankrupt)
UGL (United Gilsonite Laboratories)
Union Carbide Corporation / Calidria Asbestos
United States Gypsum Corporation (Bankrupt)
United States Mineral Products Co. (Bankrupt)
Victor Products (a division of Dana Corporation) (Bankrupt)
WR Grace Corporation (Bankrupt)
Warren Pumps, Inc.
Welco Manufacturing Co.
Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp.
Westinghouse Electric Corp.
Whip Mix Corporation
Worthington Pump Corporation
York Insulation Co.
York Shipley, Inc.