Bankrupt Asbestos Manufacturers

Since the first major backruptcy filing by Johns-Manville Corp., in 1982, nearly 70 companies that either made or installed asbestos insulation or that sold or used products containing asbestos have filed for bankruptcy. Since the beginning of 2000, at least 40 companies have filed for bankruptcy protection.

 

2005
  • A.P.I. Industries

2004
  • Flintkote Company
  • Pfizer/Quigley
  • Utex Industries

2003
  • CE Thurston
  • Combustion Engineering
  • Congoleum
  • Kellog Brown & Root/DII
  • Proko Industries

2002
  • AC&S
  • A-Best
  • A. P. Green Industries
  • Artra Group
  • Asbestos Claims Management Corp.
    (formerly National Gypsum Co. which had filed for bankruptcy in 1990)
  • Harbison-Walker Refractory Company
  • J.T. Thorpe
  • Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Company
  • North American Refractories (NARCO)
  • Plibrico
  • Porter-Hayden
  • Shook & Fletcher
  • Synkoloid (Artra Group)
  • Western MacArthur

2001
  • Bethlehem Steel
  • Eastco Industrial Safety Corporation
  • Federal Mogul (160 subsidiaries, including T&N and brake and gasket subsidiaries)
  • G-I Holdings (parent of GAF)
  • Skinner Engine Company
  • Swan Transportation
  • Unites States Gypsum
  • United States Mineral Products
  • Washington Group International
  • W.R. Grace

2000

1999
  • Harnischfeger Industries
  • Rutland Fire Clay

1998
  • Atlas Corporation
  • Fuller-Austin Insulation
  • M.H. Detrick

1996
  • Rock Wool Manufacturing

1995
  • Lykes Brothers Steamship

1993
  • American Shipbuilding
  • Baldwin Ehret Hill
  • Fibreboard Corporation (Trust), 2000 (Owens-Corning)
  • Keene Corporation

1992
  • Cassiar Mines
  • Kentile Floors

1991
  • Eagle-Picher Industries
  • H. K. Porter Company

1990
  • Carey Canada
  • Celotex
  • National Gypsum
  • Philip Carey Company

1989
  • Delaware Insulations
  • Hillsborough Holding
  • Lone Star Steel
  • Raymark (formerly Raybestos-Manhattan)
  • Raytech Corporation

1988
  • Asbestec
  • Brunswick Fabricators, Inc.
  • Chemertron

1987
  • Gatke Corporation
  • Nicolet
  • Todd Shipyards

1986
  • Pacor
  • Prudential Lines
  • Standard Insulations Inc.
  • United States Lines

1985
  • Forty-Eight Insulations

1984
  • Wallace & Gale

1983
  • H & A Construction
  • Waterman Steamship Corporation

1982