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Allied Signal was formed from the merger of Allied Corp. and The Signal Companies Inc. in 1985. Its roots date back to Allied Chemical & Dye Corporation, which was founded in 1920 through the partnership of five U.S. chemical companies.
Honeywell and Allied-Signal have been the subject of numerous lawsuits due to the use of asbestos in various operations. Allied-Signal predecessor Allied Chemical ran three chemical plants in Western New York where workers were exposed to the deadly carcinogen.
Allied Signal purchased Honeywell in 1999 and now operates under the Honeywell name. It is now an international corporate giant involved in a variety of industries, including:
- Oil and gas
Subsidiaries North American Refractories Company and Bendix also made asbestos products that put factory workers and others who worked with the products at risk.
At Belluck & Fox, our knowledgeable New York mesothelioma lawyers have thoroughly documented asbestos exposure at Allied-Signal and its subsidiaries. We know how and where workers were exposed to asbestos in factories, as well as what products put tradespeople at risk after they went to market.
We have also seen what asbestos can do to families, who years after exposure are coping with devastating diagnoses of mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and other deadly diseases.
Our asbestos litigation firm focuses specifically on holding large corporations like Allied-Signal accountable for the harm they have caused workers and families.
Our nationally respected mesothelioma attorneys have secured almost $1 billion for asbestos victims and their families. Schedule a free consultation now to find out how we can help you.
Allied-Signal and Asbestos Exposure
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Allied Signal and other companies knew about the dangers of asbestos exposure but continued to use the deadly material without warning workers.
People who worked in asbestos manufacturing facilities or with the company’s asbestos-containing products may have inhaled dangerous fibers that stuck in their lungs, eventually causing mesothelioma and other life-threatening respiratory diseases.
Honeywell continues to face lawsuits over Allied-Signal’s use of asbestos. That’s because asbestos diseases such as mesothelioma and lung cancer have a long latency period, meaning workers may not be diagnosed until decades after initial exposure. Many of the Allied Signal asbestos claims focus on:
One of the predecessors to Allied-Signal, Allied Chemical used asbestos in its factories and throughout its production processes. Asbestos could be found in Allied Chemical factory boiler rooms, furnaces and ovens, piping systems, pumps, valves, gaskets, ductwork, cement, bricks, insulation, and other refractory materials.
Former workers from the following New York Allied Chemical plants should contact Belluck & Fox if they are diagnosed with an asbestos disease:
- Allied Chemical Buffalo Plant along the Buffalo River and Elk and Lee streets (1337 S. Park Ave., 229 Elk St., and 85 Lee St.)
- Allied Chemical Solvay Plant on Willis Avenue south of Onondaga Lake
- Allied Chemical Towanda Plant at 3875 River Road along the Niagara River
North American Refractories Company
North American Refractories Company (NARCO) was a subsidiary of Allied-Signal that made asbestos bricks, cement, and other products. NARCO established the North American Refractories Company Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust on April 30, 2013, to pay for asbestos claims. The trust identified these New York job sites as places where workers may have been exposed to NARCO asbestos products:
- A&P Tea Co. in Brockport
- M.J. Kelly Co. at 234 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn
- Sucrest Corp. at 112 Beard St., Brooklyn
- Universal Metals in Brooklyn
- General Motors Corp. at 1001 E. Delavan Ave. in Buffalo
- General William J. Donovan State Office Building at 125 Main St. in Buffalo
- Kencroft Malleable Co. Inc. Kencroft Warehouse Div. at 373 Hertel Ave. in Buffalo
- Mobil Oil Co. at 503 Elk St. in Buffalo
- Republic Steel Mason Dept. at 1175 S. Park Ave. in Buffalo
- Samuel Greenfield Co. at 31 Stone St. in Buffalo
- Cocker Saw Co. in Burt
- Keil Charcoal Co. Inc., Retort Plant, in Dolgeville
- Bristol Labs on Thompson Road in East Syracuse
- International Business Machines Corp. in Endicott
- Bethlehem Steel Corp. in Lackawanna
- Reynolds Metals Co. on South Grasse River Road in Massena
- Lummus Co. in New York City
- United Fruit Trading Corp. at Pier #3, North River, New York City
- Newton Falls Paper Co. in Newton Falls
- Glenshaw Glass Co. in Orangeburg
- Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. at 161 West Schuyler St. in Oswego
- Niagara Power Co. in Oswego
- Whitehaven Memorial Park at 210 Marsh Rd. in Pittsford
- Windsor Building Supplies Co. on Rt. 7 North Rd. in Poughkeepsie
- Castle-Hanson Corp. at 860 Maple St. in Rochester
- Iola Power House at E. Henrietta Rd. in Rochester
- Pfaudler Co. at 1000 West Ave. in Rochester
- Pfaudler Permutit Corp. at 1000 West Ave. in Rochester
- Rochester Gas & Electric at Mill Street Bee Bee Station in Rochester
- Summerhay’s Refractory Supplies Inc. at 620 Clinton Ave. in Rochester
- Syracuse University Steam Station at 500 Taylor St. in Syracuse
- International Paper Co. on Lake Shore Rd. in Ticonderoga
- International Paper Co. at Ticonderga Mill #10 in Ticonderoga
- Orange & Rockland Utilities at Lovett Station in Tomkins Cove
- Peter Cooper Industries in Tonawanda
- Oneida County Boiler Works at 611 Mortimer St. in Utica
- Windsor Building Supplies Co. on Route 32 in Vails Gate
- Harpur College in Vestal
- Ainsbrooke Knitting in Warsaw
- Watkins Salt Co. in Watkins Glen
- U.S. Military Academy at West Point
An automotive and aerospace manufacturing company, Allied-Signal subsidiary Bendix made brake linings and other brake parts that contained asbestos. Bendix had a brake manufacturing complex in Green Island on Tibbits Avenue, which had originally begun operations in 1929 under the Marshall-Eclipse Division of the Asbestos Spinning and Weaving Company.
Workers at the Green Island factory faced a high risk of asbestos exposure throughout the manufacturing process. Mechanics and others who maintained, repaired, or replaced these asbestos brake parts were also put at risk of exposure.
In response to concerns about the dangers of asbestos, a manager at Bendix wrote in a 1966 letter: “If you have enjoyed a good life while working with asbestos products why not die from it?”
We Fight for People Who Have Been Harmed by Allied Signal
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with an asbestos disease after working for Allied-Signal or with its products, you need to speak with an experienced New York asbestos attorney as soon as possible.
At Belluck & Fox, our skilled legal team can help you demand the full compensation you deserve for the harm you have suffered.
Contact us now to set up a free consultation. A partner from our law firm will personally call you to discuss your case and go over your legal options.
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