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Hobart Brothers Company

In 1917, Charles Clarence Hobart established what is now known as Hobart Brothers Company. In the beginning, the company was a manufacturer of generators, air compressors and metal office furniture, but, starting with the year 1925, Hobart entered the welding industry. From this point on, the Hobart Brothers Company was a an important name when it came to welding products and it continued to be a family-owned company until it was purchased in 1996 by Illinois Tool Works. Some of their welding products were known to have contained asbestos due to the fire-resistant characteristics of this natural occurring mineral. During the period asbestos was included in the manufacturing process, the lives of welders all over the country were put in danger.

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If You Worked for Hobart Brothers Get Screened for Asbestos

Asbestos has been extensively employed by an astounding number of companies throughout the U.S. before the mid 1980s, due to either negligence or willful ignorance. Nowadays, the hazardous effects of prolonged exposure are well-known and undeniable. If you or a family member has worked for one of these companies, it is highly recommended to get screened for asbestos, as exposure is very likely to have occurred.

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If You Have a Family Member Who Worked at Hobart Brothers Contact Us


Although the majority of people who suffer from asbestos-related diseases have been exposed in the workplace, secondary exposure is common as well. If you are diagnosed with a malignant or non-malignant disease and have a family member who worked at Hobart Brothers, there is a high chance your illness is the result of secondary asbestos exposure. Because most companies did not require employees to wear protective equipment on the job, you could have easily inhaled fibers of asbestos which remained on your loved one’s clothes.

If you believe asbestos may be the cause of your injury, we strongly encourage you to contact us. Our experienced attorneys have successfully represented thousands of clients and can also help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

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