Workers Exposed to Asbestos
Celotex Corporation of America was established in the 1920’s as an importer of bagasse fibreboard. In 1964, it was purchased by Jim Walter. The company’s main activities were producing and distributing building products along with mining and processing asbestos fibers through another subsidiary, Carey Canada Inc. Celotex has an extensive history of asbestos use in manufacturing its products. These contaminated materials were heavily used by construction workers, boiler workers, pipefitters and people working in shipyards.