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Republic Powdered Metals

Now renamed RPM International, Republic Powdered Metals was founded in 1947 as a maker of, primarily, roof coating. It quickly expanded to become one of the leading paint, coatings, sealants and building materials companies in the country. In 1966 it acquired Reardon Company and integrated its products, many of which used asbestos. RPM filed for bankruptcy in 2010.

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If You Worked for Republic Powdered Metals, Get Screened for Asbestos

Asbestos has been extensively employed by an astounding number of companies throughout the U.S. before the mid-1980s, due to either negligence or willful ignorance. Nowadays, the hazardous effects of prolonged exposure are well-known and undeniable. If you or a family member has worked for one of these companies, it is highly recommended to get screened for asbestos, as exposure is very likely to have occurred.

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If You Have a Family Member Who Worked at Republic Powdered Metals, Contact Us


Although the majority of people who suffer from asbestos-related diseases have been exposed in the workplace, secondary exposure is common as well. If you are diagnosed with a malignant or non-malignant disease and have a family member who worked at Republic Powdered Metals, there is a high chance your illness is the result of secondary asbestos exposure. Because most companies did not require employees to wear protective equipment on the job, you could have easily inhaled fibers of asbestos which remained on your loved one’s clothes.

If you believe asbestos may be the cause of your injury, we strongly encourage you to contact us. Our experienced attorneys have successfully represented thousands of clients and can also help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

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