The Louis DeMarkus Corporation was founded in Buffalo, New York, in 1953 by Arnold Jacobowitz. Mr. Jacobowitz established his company after he purchased the DeMarkus Form (a carbon dioxide generation unit) from Hungarian physicist Louis DeMarkus. Mr. Jacobowitz opened the first DeMarkus Corporation manufacturing facility at 3080 Main Street in order to design and manufacture industrial gas equipment. In 1961, the company expanded operations and moved to a 100,000-square foot manufacturing facility located at 1210 East Ferry Street. As Louis DeMarkus Corporation grew, it branched out into nearly all phases of gas plant engineering, including the manufacture of hydrogen plants for the steel industry, carbon dioxide removal systems on board Navy submarines and other chemical process plants. During the 1960s and 1970s, Louis DeMarkus Corporation was also one of the leading manufacturers of industrial carbon dioxide generation equipment for the beverage industry. In 1986, the Louis DeMarkus Corporation went out of business.
Prior to the late 1970s, asbestos-containing block insulation, pipe covering and insulating cement lined boilers, pipes, pumps and valves associated with the steam system and other equipment at Louis DeMarkus Corporation. Inhaling dust and particles from the application, maintenance and removal of asbestos materials placed workers at risk of developing asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma or lung cancer. Most workers were not aware of the dangers of exposure to the asbestos dust, and they carried on their work without masks or protective gear. Even workers who were not in direct contact with asbestos materials remain at risk for the development of mesothelioma or lung cancer.
Inhaling dust and particles from the application and maintenance of asbestos-containing materials placed workers at risk of developing serious health problems. If you or a loved one worked at the Louis DeMarkus Corporation in Buffalo, New York, and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, please contact us for a free and confidential case evaluation.