Plibrico Jointless Firebrick Co.
Workers Exposed to Asbestos
The company was established in 1914 under the name Pliable Brick Company. The main activities of Plibrico was manufacturing, selling and distributing refractory materials along with providing engineering and technical support services. For their products used in insulation, Plibrico needed to obtain materials with heat-resistant properties. One such material was asbestos, a poisonous mineral used at that time for its versatility and low cost.