J & K Boiler

J&K Boiler Co., Inc., was located at 51 West Third Street in Oswego, New York, and it provided residential and commercial plumbing, as well as the installation and removal of boilers. J&K Boiler also employed laborers to perform routine maintenance on existing boilers, such as the changing of blow out valves. During the 1970s J&K […]

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Rochester Davis-Fetch Corporation

Established in 1955, the Rochester Davis-Fetch Corporation is a specialty contractor involved in the installation of acoustical ceilings, drywall, plaster and fireproofing materials. Prior to federal regulations placed on asbestos in the late 1970s, asbestos was incorporated into dozens of building materials utilized by Davis-Fetch, including ceiling tile, joint compound (mud) and fireproof insulation. Employees […]

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R.C. Siebert

From the 1950s to the 1980s, R.C. Siebert, a Rochester-based company, laid a great deal of water, sewer and utility pipe lines in and around Rochester, New York. Rochester Gas and Electric hired R.C. Siebert to install pipes that housed gas and electric lines. In a similar capacity, R.C. Siebert also installed pipe lines for […]

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Robert A. Keasbey

The Robert A. Keasbey Company was established in 1902 as an insulation contractor with offices in New York City and Syracuse, New York. Keasbey commonly utilized asbestos-containing materials during the construction of new buildings and during maintenance and repair procedures at various job sites throughout Central New York. Pipe covering, insulating cement and block insulation […]

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Rochester Acoustical Corporation

The Rochester Acoustical Corporation was established in 1958 in Rochester, New York.  It was a prominent contracting company involved in the application of asbestos-containing spray-on fireproofing at job sites throughout the Rochester area.  Rochester Acoustical also applied asbestos-containing joint compound (mud) that was used during construction to cover nail holes and seams between sheets of […]

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Mader Plastering

Mader Plastering started as a partnership between Edward Mader and Lawrence Reger in 1953. The company was founded as a small plastering company originally located in West Seneca, New York. Prior to the late 1970s, laborers who were employed by Mader installed and applied asbestos-containing building materials, including, fireproof insulation, joint compound (mud), ceiling tiles […]

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Martisco

Martisco Corporation was founded in 1958 by James Bugdon and Hopkins Jenkins. Located in Liverpool, New York, it is a distributor of plumbing supplies. Martisco was the authorized distributor in the Syracuse area for Johns-Manville’s transite asbestos cement pipe. Contractors and local municipalities purchased transite pipe from Martisco for use in roof drains, furnace flues, […]

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Hudson Plastering Corporation

The George E. Hudson Corporation was established in 1927 as a plastering and insulation contractor. In 1938, the company’s name changed to Hudson Plastering Corporation, and its main offices were located at 50 Stradtman Street in Cheektowaga, New York, until the company dissolved in 1982. Prior to federal regulations placed on asbestos in the late […]

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Keene Insulation

Keene Insulation Contracting Division was located at 803 Walden Avenue in Buffalo, New York. Keene Insulation Contracting Division, also known as the Gale Corporation, was a contracting branch of the Keene Corporation, a manufacturer of asbestos-containing insulation materials. Up until the late 1970s, laborers who were employed by Keene applied and removed a variety of […]

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E.J. Eddy

In 1915, E. J. Eddy, Inc., was established by Ernest J. Eddy in Buffalo, New York, in order to distribute and install asbestos-containing insulating materials. In 1958, the Mundet Cork Company acquired E. J. Eddy, Inc. In 1960, E. J. Eddy was absorbed into its parent company and became the Buffalo branch of Mundet Cork’s […]

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Elmer W. Davis

Elmer W. Davis Incorporated was established in 1936 in Rochester, New York, by Elmer W. Davis. It is currently one of the largest roofing contractors in New York State. Prior to 1980, Elmer W. Davis also performed a large amount of pipe covering work. Asbestos was incorporated into dozens of materials utilized by Elmer W. […]

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Claxton Asbestos Company

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 […]

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Buffalo Acoustical

Buffalo Acoustical was established in 1955 by Thomas George and Russell Walsh. Laborers who were employed by Buffalo Acoustical installed asbestos-containing ceiling tiles and sprayed-on acoustical insulation. Buffalo Acoustical held a franchise agreement with National Gypsum and used some of their building products. In 1968, Buffalo Acoustical merged with the Mader Corporation, a building contractor that, […]

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Buffalo Electric

Established in 1898 as McCarthy Brothers & Ford, Buffalo Electric was a major electrical contractor in Upstate New York for nearly a century. In addition to electrical contracting, Buffalo Electric also performed electrical motor repair and control panel fabrication at its workshop on West Mohawk Street in Buffalo, New York. Electricians employed by Buffalo Electric […]

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ACandS (Armstrong Contracting and Supply Corporation)

Armstrong Contracting and Supply Corporation (ACandS) was established in 1958 as the insulation contracting division of Armstrong Cork. In New York State, ACandS established offices in Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany and New York City. In 1969, Irex Corporation acquired ACandS from Armstrong Cork. In 2002, ACandS filed a petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in order to […]

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