Workers Exposed to Asbestos
One of the country’s biggest manufacturers of refractory materials was the American Refractories Company, founded in 1929. From 1979 to 1986, NARCO was owned by Honeywell, a period when this company sold its refractory materials to steel factories and plants. Between 1961 and 1980, North American Refractories Company made use of asbestos in the making of their refractory products. The people working with furnaces and other machineries that required fireproofing materials and insulation were the most affected by NARCO’s asbestos-containing products.