Buffalo Color is one of Allied Chemicals’ three manufacturing facilities in New York. The company was founded in 1879 as part of the National Aniline and Chemical Company. National Aniline and Chemical Company was known for producing colorants and dyes in the textile industry. It eventually became part of Allied Chemicals, which sold the Buffalo facility to Buffalo Color. The Buffalo Color plant was a 63-acre site on Elk and Lee streets and had 3,000 employees until 2003. For some time, the plant was known for being the only producer of indigo dye for denim textiles in the United States.
Unfortunately, many of our clients who worked at Buffalo Color are just now being diagnosed with mesothelioma. The pumps, valves, boilers and production equipment in the manufacturing facilities, boiler house and dye plants were covered in asbestos insulation. Workers were exposed to asbestos cement, pipe covering, packing material, gaskets and block insulation. Asbestos was also used in the construction and renovation of the plant including in drywall, joint compound and fireproofing that was sprayed on Buffalo Color’s structural steel.
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