Workers Exposed to Asbestos
This automobile producing company was founded in 1925 as Chrysler Company. During the 1930’s, Chrysler acquired the Dodge Brothers Company and in the 1940’s, during World War II, the company was involved in several government projects regarding defense. During the 1970’s, Chrysler went through some financial difficulties but in 1987, the company acquired the Jeep brand by purchasing the American Motors Corporation and in 1998, a partnership took place between Chrysler Corporation and Daimler-Benz. This lasted until 2007 when Cerberus Capital Management bought the majority of Daimler’s stake renaming it Chrysler Holding LLC. As most automakers at that time, Chrysler used asbestos in producing some of its automobile parts. This went on from the middle of the 1950’s to the late 1980’s.