Dresser Industries (DII Industries)
Workers Exposed to Asbestos
This company started as a manufacturer of pipeline equipment, most of its products being used in the oil industry. In 1967, Dresser Industries merged with Harbison-Walker and by 1998, the company was acquired by Halliburton. Harbison-Walker, one of Dresser’s subsidiaries, used asbestos heavily during the manufacturing process of some of their products. This led to thousands of people having their health affected by being exposed to the toxic mineral through their production or use.