Workers Exposed to Asbestos
W.R. Grace was founded in Peru in 1854. The operations of the company were moved later in New York. They manufactured sealants, fireproofing materials, cements and many other products. In 1963, W.R. Grace purchased the Zonolite Company which enabled them to extend their line of products to insulation compounds. This newly created division also sold and distributed the mineral known as Vermiculite. For almost 40 years, starting in 1938, W.R Grace used asbestos in some of their products. They were mainly putting in danger the lives of insulators and construction workers that were required to interact with these products.