Hercules Chemical Company
Workers Exposed to Asbestos
Hercules got its start in 1915 with its main activity of selling Drain Pipe Solvent. Over the years, the company introduced a number of revolutionary plumbing products. Hercules continued its growth, managing in 1999 to acquire Cloroben Chemical Company. Its line of plumbing products continues to expand to this very day. The Hercules Chemical Company was one of the many companies that have used asbestos for their products due to its low cost and versatility. Unfortunately, the decision to use this toxic mineral led to many claims against Hercules.