Metalclad Insulation Corporation
Workers Exposed to Asbestos
Metalclad is an insulation manufacturer established in 1933, in California. They have started to make and sell insulation in the same period when asbestos was on the rise as the main component in a variety of products, but especially in insulation due to its heat-resisting and fireproofing properties. The maritime industry was a big customer, using their products in many Navy ships, exposing this way not only their workers but even Navy veterans to asbestos-related diseases.