AlliedSignal, Inc. was founded in 1985 when Allied Corp. and The Signal Companies Inc. merged. The origins of AlliedSignal date back to 1920, when Allied Chemical & Dye Corporation was formed. AlliedSignal began as a chemical company in Hopewell, Virginia and produced ammonia. In 1999 Allied Signal acquired Honeywell and it now goes by the Honeywell name.

AlliedSignal used asbestos until the 1980s. AlliedSignal mainly used asbestos in their refractory and friction products. In the automotive and aerospace industries, AlliedSignal used asbestos-containing refractory products, such as furnaces and kilns. Asbestos was often utilized in the production of aerospace products due to its heat resistant properties. Additionally, Allied Signal used asbestos in their brake pads and cement.

Allied Chemical, a predecessor to AlliedSignal, had three Western New York factories that used asbestos. These factories are Allied Chemical’s Buffalo Plant (sold in 1976 to Buffalo Color Corporation), Allied Chemical Solvay and Allied Chemical’s Tonawanda Plant (sold in 1978 and now known as Tonawanda Coke Corporation). These three plants had asbestos throughout. Asbestos was in boiler rooms, piping systems, pumps, valves, cement, insulation and more refractory products.

Allied Signal put many workers at risk of asbestos exposure. Those at risk include, but are not limited to, the following:

The attorneys at Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC have gathered a vast amount of information concerning the type and variety of asbestos-containing products used at and produced by Allied Signal. It is important to secure legal representation as soon as possible after a diagnosis of mesothelioma or lung cancer. If you or a loved one were once employed at an Allied Signal facility or used products manufactured by Allied Signal and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, we urge you to contact us regarding your legal rights.