American Molded Products Company
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The American Molded Products Company was a producer of phenolic plastic molding compounds. The company was founded in 1934 by Frank Brotz in Chicago, Illinois. The company quickly moved to Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and was renamed Plastics Engineering Company (Plenco). Plenco molded products that had been manufactured by other companies until World War II, when the company began producing its own branded plastic molding compounds. Plenco added a third factory in Sheboygan and several other locations throughout the United States. Currently, Plenco is based out of Sheboygan and produces molded products, resins, and plastic molding compounds.
Unfortunately, many of our clients who worked at Knowlton Brothers are now being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer. Until the 1980s, Plenco used asbestos in its phenolic molding compounds. When drilled or sanded down, asbestos dust was emitted into the air and inhaled by laborers. Even those who did not work directly with plastic molding compounds could have inhaled airborne asbestos fibers at the plant.
Asbestos is dangerous because its fibers are extremely fragile and break easily into tiny particles that your body’s air filtration system can’t trap and expel. When asbestos gets into your lungs and stays there, it can cause mesothelioma or lung cancer. Risk of diagnosis increases with the length of time that a person has been exposed although even short exposures can cause mesothelioma or lung cancer. The most common causes of asbestos exposure are in the workplace or from products in the home. Spouses and family members of workers can also be exposed to asbestos dust and fibers from the clothing the workers wore home from job sites like Plenco.
Mesothelioma is a rare disease that is diagnosed between 2,500 and 3,000 times each year. Anyone who has been exposed to asbestos is at risk for developing mesothelioma or lung cancer. Although most companies knew that asbestos was dangerous, they continued to allow their employees to work with and around asbestos without protective gear until the late 1970s.
At Belluck & Fox, our nationally recognized asbestos attorneys have extensive experience fighting for families and workers exposed to asbestos. We are proud to have secured more than $1 billion so far for asbestos victims and their families.
We are ready to help you. Contact us today to set up a free consultation, where we will review your claim and discuss all your legal options. Our law firm does not charge any legal fees upfront and we do not get paid unless and until we secure compensation for you.