The Claxton Asbestos Company was formed in 1928 in Buffalo, New York. Claxton was involved in the sale, distribution and installation of asbestos insulation products at commercial and industrial job sites throughout Western New York. On June 28, 1959, Claxton was sold and changed its name to Claxton Asbestos Company, Inc. The new owners continued the same operations as Claxton Company. In July 1982, Claxton changed its name to Claxton Industries Inc. and subsequently dissolved in 1998.
The use of asbestos-containing materials in the construction industry was prevalent until the late 1970s. Claxton was involved in the installation of asbestos products at industrial and commercial facilities throughout Western New York. Claxton was a distributor in the Western New York area for Keene Corporation, a former manufacturer of asbestos insulation. Claxton also purchased asbestos insulation from other local insulation distributors.
Claxton performed insulation work at major job sites throughout the Buffalo area, including Bethlehem Steel Lackawanna Plant, Niagara Mohawk stations, Ashland Oil and National Aniline. In addition to distributing Keene insulation products, Claxton purchased asbestos insulation from local distributors, including IDI, Niagara Insulation, Inc., Frontier Insulation and Armstrong Industries and Supply Co. These insulation materials were applied at various job sites throughout Western New York. If you or a loved one either worked for Claxton or worked at job sites where Claxton installed asbestos insulation, you may have been exposed to asbestos.
The attorneys at Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC, have worked closely with clients previously employed by Claxton Asbestos who are now facing illnesses due to asbestos exposure. Our attorneys have an abundance of knowledge regarding the installation and distribution of asbestos contaminated products by Claxton. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer as a result of working at job sites with Claxton Asbestos, please contact us regarding your legal rights.