Sid Harvey Industries, Inc., was founded in Hempstead, New York in 1931, and it is a manufacturer and distributor of heating, air-conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration supplies. Originally, the company was a wholesale supplier of parts and equipment for the oil heating industry. Sid Harvey Industries grew rather quickly, and by World War II, its mail order catalog and business model allowed it to quickly expand throughout New York State by establishing company branches in cities, such as Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Watertown, Brooklyn and Poughkeepsie. By the 1950s, and as the need for air-conditioning and refrigeration parts grew, Sid Harvey Industries acquired smaller supply houses throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. By the late 1980s, Sid Harvey Industries expanded into the Midwest and Southern states. Today, Sid Harvey Industries continues to manufacture and distribute parts and equipment for HVAC industries. Currently there are approximately 85 Sid Harvey locations in twenty states, including the District of Columbia, New York, Massachusetts, Maine, Colorado and Wyoming. The company generates annual sales of $120 million.
Prior to the late 1970s, asbestos was incorporated into numerous materials that were utilized in boilers and furnaces, including asbestos-containing furnace cement, insulating cement, gaskets, rope and packing. Sid Harvey Industries, Inc., supplied and distributed these asbestos-containing products to contractors and companies throughout the United States. Sid Harvey Industries also sold and distributed asbestos gasket material (pre-fab and rolls), pipe covering, block insulation, asbestos boards, raw asbestos and asbestos tape. Most of these materials were labeled Sid Harvey.
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 at Sid Harvey Industries, Inc., and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer or another asbestos-related disease, we urge you to contact us regarding your legal rights.