In 1894, the Stromberg-Carlson Telephone Manufacturing Company was established in Chicago, Illinois, by Alfred Stromberg and Androv Carlson. The company relocated to Rochester, New York, in 1902, after it was purchased by the Home Telephone Company. Located on Carlson Road, Stromberg-Carlson manufactured communications equipment for the telephone and radio industries. In 1955, it was acquired by General Dynamics, and its production shifted to electronics in support of General Dynamics’ defense contracts. By the 1970s, the Stromberg-Carlson division of General Dynamics employed nearly 5,000 people in the Rochester area. In 1982, Stromberg-Carlson was sold to United Technologies. The Rochester plant closed shortly afterward, and Stromberg-Carlson’s operations were moved to Lake Mary, Florida.
Prior to the late 1970s, asbestos-containing materials were utilized in construction and maintenance at Stromberg-Carlson. Inhaling dust and particles from the application 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 Stromberg-Carlson, and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer or another asbestos-related disease, we urge you to contact us regarding your legal rights.