The Genesee Brewing Company brewery was founded in 1878 by Mathius Knodolf. The brewery is located on St. Paul Street in Rochester, New York, and it brews Genesee brand beers, as well as different brand names under contract for various beer companies. The Genesee Brewing Company is one of the largest breweries in the United States, and it also markets beer under Shea’s Brewery, Dundee’s Brewery and Fred Koch Brewery names. Genesee Brewing Company was owned by the Wehle family until 2000, when company executives acquired the company and renamed it the High Falls Brewing Company. In 2009, the brewery was acquired by North American Breweries, and its name was reverted back to Genesee Brewing Company.
Prior to the late 1970’s, asbestos-containing materials were utilized in the construction and maintenance at Genesee Brewing Company. Inhaling dust and particles from the application and removal of asbestos-containing materials placed workers at risk for developing serious health problems, such as mesothelioma. Even those who were not in direct contact with asbestos materials remain at risk for the development of asbestos-related diseases. If you or a loved one were once employed by Genesee Brewing Company, and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer or another asbestos-related disease, we urge you to contact us regarding your legal rights.