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Kentile Floors, Inc. (Metex)

Arthur Kennedy founded this company in 1898 in New York with the purpose of producing and distributing floor tiles made out of rubber, vinyl and cork. By the 1950’s, Kentile Floors became one of the biggest manufacturers of floor tiles in America along with national distribution of its products. The company’s operations continued until the 1990’s, when Kentile went out of business. Unfortunately, Kentile’s flooring products contained large amounts of asbestos, sometimes up to 25%. This was done in order to increase the company’s products resistance to fire. By doing this, Kentile Floors ignored the health hazards asbestos exposure entailed.


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If You Worked forKentile Floors 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 Kentile Floors 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 Kentile Floors, 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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