National Gypsum Company
Workers Exposed to Asbestos
In 1925, National Gypsum was founded and it introduced the world to a new type of wallboard - lighter and stronger. In short time, the company grew beyond expectations acquiring different other companies and gaining access to different gypsum mines. By purchasing other companies, they expanded their product line, in some cases, with asbestos containing products and materials. They eventually stopped using asbestos by the year 1970, but, until then, their products affected the people working in the construction industry that inevitably interacted with these.