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Spaulding Fibre began in 1873 when Jonas and Waldo Spaulding created the Spaulding Brothers Company in Massachusetts. The company quickly changed its name to Spaulding and Sons when Jonas Spaulding moved to New Hampshire and founded leatherboard mills in Milton and North Rochester. The company also started a vulcanized fiber operation in 1911 in Tonawanda. The company was renamed Spaulding Fibre in 1927. Spaulding Fibre was known for producing industrial laminated plastics, high strength glass filament-wound structures, hard vulcanized fiber, fiberboards and specialty papers.
Spaulding Fibre’s Tonawanda Plant was located on Wheeler Street. Operations began in 1912 when the plant had 40 employees. At its peak in the 1960s, Spaulding Fibre had 1,900 employees and a $9 million dollar payroll. In 1992, Spaulding Fibre closed and the Tonawanda plant was demolished in 2006.
Unfortunately, many of our clients who worked at Spaulding Fibre are now being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer. Before 1983, Spaulding Fibre used asbestos in the production of their products, including their Bakelite product Spauldite. Asbestos sheets and fibers were cut and mixed in with different materials, exposing workers to high volumes of asbestos dust. Asbestos insulation also coated pipes and duct work in the Wheeler street plant. In addition to Spaulding Fibre laborers, outside workers including carpenters, electricians, insulators, and iron workers were exposed.
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 Spaulding Fibre.
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.