C.E. Thurston and Sons
Workers Exposed to Asbestos
C.E. Thurston started his servicing company in 1919. Insulation distribution, maintenance, repair, installation were part of the offering, which led to a number of lawsuits from workers who were exposed to the asbestos commonly used for insulation at the time. The company filed for bankruptcy, established an asbestos trust fund and emerged from bankruptcy with an asbestos and lead abatement service, among others.