The Goodrich Corporation (B.F. Goodrich) is a manufacturing company that was founded as the B.F. Goodrich Company in 1870 in Akron, Ohio. It began as a rubber manufacturing company that produced automobile tires but shifted to concentrate on aerospace and chemical manufacturing in 1986 when it merged with Uniroyal. In 1940, the B. F. Goodrich Company constructed a chemical factory on 53rd Street in Niagara Falls, New York, in order to produce Geon polyvinyl chloride resin.
Unfortunately, workers at The Goodrich Corporation are just now being diagnosed with mesothelioma. Asbestos was installed, removed and replaced on steam pipes, chemical lines, pumps, valves and heat exchangers. Packing and gaskets were also used on the pumps and valves in the plant. When working around the pipe covering, packing, gaskets, cement and insulation, asbestos fibers flew into the air and were inhaled by Goodrich employees.
Many individuals who worked as laborers, finishers, inspectors and molders at the Goodrich Corporation are being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer.
Goodrich also sold asbestos products that were used by workers and individuals at other factories and even in people’s homes. These products include floor tiles, hoses and brakes. Belluck & Fox has represented many workers and home owners who used these products, and were diagnosed with mesothelioma and lung cancer.
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.
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