Workers Exposed to Asbestos
Owens Corning was the result of the merger between Owens-Illinois and Corning Glass. The company started as a manufacturer of fiberglass and fiberglass insulation but expanded its range of products manufactured and sold to different types of insulation. From 1938 until 1972, asbestos was used in the company’s products as a fireproofing agent. In the year 1997, Owens Corning acquired Fibreboard Corporation. This manufacturer also used asbestos from 1920 to 1971 for products like floor coverings and insulations.