Voplex was a manufacturer of molded plastic products for automotive, locomotive and various other applications. The history of its Canandaigua plant can be traced back to 1958, when a company by the name of Leaming Industries, a manufacturer of record turntables for Stromberg-Carlson, moved its operations into a former pump manufacturing plant on Chapin Street in Canandaigua, New York. Three years later, in 1961, the Vogt Manufacturing Company of Rochester acquired Leaming Industries and moved its facilities to South Main Street in Canandaigua. While at this location, the former Leaming Industries became known as the Canandaigua Plastics Division of Vogt Manufacturing. In 1971, the company moved to North Street in Canandaigua, and the company was renamed Voplex Corporation, which declared bankruptcy in 1991. Cambridge Industries acquired the plant shortly afterward and operated it until it declared bankruptcy in 2000. Meridian Automotive Systems acquired Cambridge that year and operated the North Street plant until 2004.
Prior to the late 1970s, asbestos-containing materials were utilized in the manufacturing process and maintenance procedures at Voplex Corporation in Canandaigua, New York. 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 and lung cancer. 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 Voplex Corporation in Canandaigua, New York, and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer or another asbestos-related disease, we urge you to contact us regarding your legal rights.