AC&S Inc. Asbestos Litigation & Lawsuits

AC&S Inc.

AC&S Inc. of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is an insulation contracting and supply company that has been the object of hundreds of thousands of asbestos exposure personal injury claims.

For many years, the company, also known as ACandS, manufactured asbestos-containing products used across the country. Therefore, it has agreed to a bankruptcy plan that includes a multi-million-dollar trust fund to compensate ill workers and family members.

Individuals who have been exposed to AC&S asbestos products and who have been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, or another asbestos-related disease may be able to obtain compensation through the ACandS Asbestos Settlement Trust.

The asbestos settlement trust has identified nearly 1,500 payment-eligible sites nationwide, including 69 in New York State, where AC&S asbestos-laden insulation materials were present for decades. They include businesses of all kinds, factories, Navy shipyards, schools, hospitals, and more.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos disease after working, living, or conducting other business at one of the identified AC&S asbestos sites, the dedicated New York asbestos claims attorneys at Belluck & Fox can help you.

The ACandS asbestos trust has complex policies and requirements, including required documentation, that must be met for asbestos exposure claims to be paid. Our nationally recognized New York best mesothelioma lawyers can ensure your claim is complete and accurate, and we will defend it as trust administrators audit it.

You can count on the skilled representation and personalized attention at Belluck & Fox, which has already recovered more than $1 billion for asbestos exposure victims and their families.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. We do not charge fees unless and until we secure compensation for you. There are no upfront fees required to prepare and file an asbestos claim.

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A History of AC&S Asbestos Products

The company known today as ACandS Inc. has its roots in the Armstrong Cork Company, which started installing cork insulation products in cold storage facilities in the early 1900s. By the 1930s, it had acquired several local insulation contractors and was a national insulation contracting business.

As it grew, Armstrong Cork began to produce and install medium- and high-temperature insulation products for commercial and industrial applications. These products contained asbestos, a fibrous silicate material with natural heat-resistance qualities.

Asbestos is a known carcinogen that can cause mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, and other serious illnesses. Despite the known dangers, many manufacturers used asbestos in a variety of materials as late as the early 1980s. In fact, its use has still not been banned in the United States.

Armstrong Cork Company became known as Armstrong Contracting and Supply Corporation in 1958 and, in the late 1960s, was sold to its employees in a leveraged buyout and renamed ACandS Inc. A company known as North Lime Corporation was formed in 1969 to facilitate this transaction.

North Lime Corp. later became Irex Corporation, which today is a holding company for several construction and contracting firms.attorney mesothelioma pericardial

ACandS Inc. primarily engaged in the installation of thermal and mechanical insulation. Effective January 1, 1974, ACandS adopted a policy that it would no longer furnish or install friable asbestos-containing materials. ACandS also performed asbestos abatement and other environmental remediation work in the 1980s.

Certain products installed by ACandS between 1958 and 1974 are known to have contained asbestos. This includes a variety of pipe coverings, cements, and block insulation.

Like many companies that had a history of producing asbestos-containing products, ACandS faced numerous lawsuits at the close of the 20th century, and it filed for bankruptcy in September 2002.

After years of litigation, the ACandS Asbestos Settlement Trust was created in 2008 as part of the ACandS Chapter 11 Joint Plan of Reorganization. The trust was created to process and pay (or “liquidate”) valid asbestos personal injury claims. Meanwhile, ACandS was allowed to restructure and remains in business today.

Were You Exposed to Asbestos at a Confirmed ACandS Site?

As part of its bankruptcy settlement and the establishment of a trust fund for asbestos claim payments, ACandS Inc. (aka AC&S) identified nearly 1,500 sites across the country where exposure to asbestos-containing ACandS products had been possible for decades.

They include Armstrong Cork Company sites in Fulton, N.Y.; Lancaster, Pa.; and several other states, as well as many other factories, power plants, naval shipyards, office buildings, hospitals, schools, restaurants, and multi-tenant residences across the United States.

Sites identified in New York State and the initial potential asbestos exposure date (all exposures ceased as of December 31, 1982, due to asbestos-abatement measures) are:

T & R Restaurant Albany NY 4/1/1964
Amherst Central High School Amherst NY 8/12/1970
Attica State Prison – Building 32 – Cell Block Attica NY 9/15/1964
New York Telephone Company Auburn NY 8/26/1970
New York State Electric & Gas Corporation – Jennison Station Bainbridge NY 11/1/1968
Saratoga County Infirmary Ballston Spa NY 3/6/1973
Batavia Downs Raceway – Grandstand Batavia NY 11/3/1965
Charles Pfizer & Company Brooklyn NY 1/1/1970
Long Island University – Zeckendorf Campus Brooklyn NY 6/21/1968
New York Telephone Building – 2177 Albemahle Road Brooklyn NY 3/8/1965
C W Post College – Heating & Refrigeration Plant – Long Island – Nassau County Brookville NY 4/30/1969
Allied Chemical Corporation Buffalo NY 4/13/1961
Sealtest Ice Cream – 235 Elm St. Buffalo NY 9/30/1969
Sisters of Charity Hospital Buffalo NY 5/19/1966
Scott Paper Company Chester NY 12/23/1968
Hamilton College Clinton NY 5/9/1961
New York State Electric & Gas Corporation Dryden NY 8/28/1962
New York Telephone Company Elmira NY 9/28/1970
New York Telephone Company – Wisner Park Elmira NY 2/20/1969
IBM Corporation Endicott NY 3/1/1966
IBM Corporation – 1701 North Street Endicott NY 11/17/1969
IBM Corporation – Building 47 Endicott NY 4/19/1972
IBM Corporation – Buildings 4 & 21 Endicott NY 3/9/1972
IBM Corporation – Buildings 5 & 9 Endicott NY 3/24/1966
IBM Corporation – Cafeteria Endicott NY 6/5/1962
Shea Stadium – Concessions Flushing NY 4/11/1965
Armstrong Cork Company Fulton NY 1/1/1958
Black & Clawson Company Fulton NY 5/15/1961
State University of New York – Dormitories & Dining Hall Geneseo NY 5/12/1966
IBM Corporation – SDD Laboratory Glendale NY 7/1/1969
Colgate University – Heating Plant Hamilton NY 5/31/1966
Colgate University – Olin Life Science Building Hamilton NY 2/19/1969
Colgate University – Service Building Hamilton NY 8/10/1969
Cornell University – Agronomy Building Ithaca NY 6/18/1965
Cornell University – Freshman Center Ithaca NY 8/23/1966
Cornell University – Newman Hall Ithaca NY 11/1/1961
Cornell University – Undergrad Library Ithaca NY 11/1/1961
New York State Electric & Gas Corporation – Millikan Street Ludlowville NY 6/18/1962
Menands Telephone Company – 11 Ward Lane Menands NY 1/19/1971
Apartment Building – 63rd Street & Second Avenue New York NY 4/6/1965
Beaunit Mills Incorporated – 261 N. Fifth Ave. New York NY 1/1/1958
CBS Administration Headquarters Building – 51 W. 52nd St. New York NY 8/28/1963
CBS Administration Headquarters Building – 52 W. 53rd St. New York NY 2/18/1965
Fordham University – Auditorium & Tower Building – Columbus Avenue & 62nd Street New York NY 8/22/1967
General Motors – 58th Street & 5th Avenue New York NY 8/31/1966
Memorial Center for Cancer – Nurses Residence – 488 E. 67th St. New York NY 4/24/1961
Memorial Hospital – Cancer & Allied Disease – 417-435 E. 86th St. New York NY 6/25/1965
Mount Sinai Clinic – Research Pavilion New York NY 9/16/1965
New York Telephone Company – 32 Sixth Ave. New York NY 5/5/1970
Office Building – 150 William St. New York NY 8/2/1966
Schraffts Restaurant – 250 W. 57th St. New York NY 9/7/1961
Schraffts Restaurant – 417 Fifth Ave. New York NY 7/27/1965
Yeshiva University – Belfer Graduate School – 2495 Amsterdam Ave. New York NY 11/7/1968
E I Dupont De Nemours Niagara Falls NY 3/18/1965
Hooker Chemical Company Niagara Falls NY 1/7/1970
New York Telephone Company Oneida NY 9/10/1969
Idlewild Airport – Braniff – Northeast Northwest Queens NY 7/12/1961
New York Telephone Company Rome NY 10/19/1970
General Electric – Research & Development Center Schenectady NY 11/13/1970
General Electric – Riverview Plant – Building 14 – Campbell Avenue Schenectady NY 8/9/1972
General Electric Company – #1 River Road Schenectady NY 1/1/1958
General Electric Company – Project 70076 Schenectady NY 4/12/1972
General Electric Company – Polymer Products Business Section – Noryl Avenue Selkirk NY 10/4/1971
New York State Electric & Gas Company – Turbine Syracuse NY 4/26/1967
Niagara Mohawk Company Syracuse NY 10/18/1971
Solvay Process Company Syracuse NY 1/13/1964
New York Telephone Company – Genesee Street Utica NY 2/1/1969
Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation Utica NY 2/12/1965
Harpur College – Administration Building Vestal NY 1/13/1966
Harpur College – Dormitories D & E Vestal NY 6/9/1966

 

The ACandS Trust distribution procedures require claimants to demonstrate meaningful and credible exposure “to asbestos or asbestos-containing products for which ACandS has legal responsibility.”

If you or your loved one worked or otherwise were regularly present at one of the sites above between the stated date and December 31, 1982, and have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness, you should speak with our knowledgeable attorneys today.

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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, such as mesothelioma, even decades after having worked or lived in a building in New York insulated by ACandS (AC&S) products, you need to contact our experienced asbestos attorneys today.

The New York asbestos injury attorneys at Belluck & Fox can determine whether you are eligible to take part in a negotiated settlement for payments from ACandS to asbestos exposure victims.

We are familiar with the ACandS Asbestos Settlement Trust and have helped numerous individuals and families recover compensation for asbestos exposure. Don’t risk allowing trust administrators to deny your claim or pay you less than you should receive.

Contact Belluck & Fox in New York today to set up a free legal consultation. You will hear from one of our attorneys within 24 hours to discuss your claim.

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