Clinton L. Bateholts, a pioneer in the field of plastics, founded Specialty Insulation Manufacturing Company in 1910, in Hoosick Falls, New York. Specialty Insulation’s first plant was located on Water and Superior Streets and was known locally as the Rubber Works. The plant eventually moved to a larger facility on Center Street where workers manufactured molded plastic parts for the automotive industry up until 1987, when the company ceased operations.

Prior to the mid-1980s, Specialty Insulation used molding compounds that contained raw asbestos fibers. Molders, finishers and other laborers were exposed to asbestos during the manufacturing process of automotive plastic parts and other molded plastic products.

Asbestos posed an especially high-risk health danger to mold shop workers who transformed asbestos-containing plastic molding compounds into finished plastic parts. Even workers who did not have direct contact with asbestos-containing plastic molding compounds, but worked in an area where it was manufactured or molded, are at risk for developing mesothelioma or lung cancer. Exposure to asbestos can cause mesothelioma or lung cancer.

In the process of representing workers and their families, we have gathered a vast amount of information concerning the type and variety of asbestos-containing products to which our clients were exposed. Our clients understand the importance of securing legal representation as soon as possible after a diagnosis of mesothelioma. If you or a loved one were once employed at Specialty Insulation Manufacturing Company in Hoosick Falls, NY and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, we urge you to contact us regarding your legal rights.