National Gypsum Company & Asbestos

The National Gypsum Company (NGC) manufactured and sold a variety of asbestos-containing construction materials between 1933 and 1981.

After thousands of workers filed asbestos exposure lawsuits against them, National Gypsum filed for bankruptcy in 1990 and established an asbestos trust fund in 1993, which had to be reorganized in 1997. The new NGC asbestos trust was created in 2003.

If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma after working with or around National Gypsum Company asbestos products, you may be eligible for compensation.

Learn more about your options today by getting a free legal consultation or calling (800) 326-8900.

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History of Asbestos Use at National Gypsum

The National Gypsum Company was formed in 1925 and is based out of Charlotte, North Carolina. NGC is known for manufacturing and selling a variety of construction materials.

Starting in 1933, however, NGC began using asbestos in some of the building materials and products they manufactured. Exposure to asbestos can cause serious health problems like mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive cancer.

Although many NGC products contained asbestos, National Gypsum is perhaps most known for their Gold Bond brand of construction products. NGC sold various asbestos-containing products under the National Gypsum Gold Bond label and under various other trade names.

With asbestos litigation against the company growing, National Gypsum quit using asbestos in their products entirely in 1981 — but the damage had already been done. Countless workers, consumers and families across the country had been exposed.

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About the NGC Asbestos Trust Fund

By the early 1980s, thousands of National Gypsum asbestos lawsuits had been filed by workers who had been exposed to the company’s asbestos products and since become sick. To resolve all of these asbestos lawsuits, NGC sought bankruptcy protection in October 1990.

As a condition of filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, National Gypsum had to create an asbestos bankruptcy trust fund to provide compensation to current and future victims of exposure to the company’s asbestos-containing products.

In 1993, the NGC Settlement Trust was established to resolve and fund asbestos liabilities. However, by 1997, it was clear that this trust would not have sufficient funding to pay all of the projected future claims. This led to another bankruptcy filing to reorganize in August 2000.

In August 2003, the company’s new mesothelioma trust fund — the NGC Bodily Injury Trust (NGCBIT) — became effective. The trust accepts asbestos claims from those who suffer from asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma as a result of exposure to NGC’s products.

If you worked with or around National Gypsum Company asbestos products and have since been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us today. You may be eligible for mesothelioma compensation from the NGC asbestos trust.

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National Gypsum Company Asbestos Products

Because asbestos has natural strength, electrical resistance and fireproof properties, many asbestos manufacturers used the toxic mineral in various construction and building materials.

National Gypsum manufactured and sold a variety of asbestos-containing products, including:

  • Acoustical plaster
  • Perforated panels
  • Spray texture
  • Wallboard materials
  • National Gypsum joint compound

In the 1970s, National Gypsum began removing asbestos from some of their building materials, and in 1981, they stopped using asbestos in the rest of their products.

However, the company’s asbestos-containing construction materials may still be in some settings (like older buildings constructed before NGC stopped using asbestos).

Occupations at Risk of Mesothelioma by National Gypsum

In addition to those who worked at National Gypsum, a number of different roles may have come in contact with the company’s asbestos-containing products and building materials since they were used in commercial, residential and industrial settings.

The following occupations may have been exposed to NGC asbestos products:

Unfortunately, workers in these positions may have unknowingly brought asbestos fibers home with them, exposing their loved ones as well.

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Get Help Holding National Gypsum Accountable

As a leading national mesothelioma law firm, Simmons Hanly Conroy has helped thousands of families affected by asbestos exposure across the country get the compensation they deserve.

Over the last 20 years, our asbestos exposure attorneys have recovered over $7 billion on behalf of clients with mesothelioma.

If you worked with or around National Gypsum asbestos products and were later diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease like mesothelioma, you may be able to hold the company accountable and pursue compensation for your illness.

Get a free legal consultation or call (800) 326-8900 today to learn more about your legal options and how we can help. There’s no cost or obligation to speak with our team.

National Gypsum Company Asbestos Exposure FAQs

When did National Gypsum Company quit using asbestos?

In the 1970s, National Gypsum began to phase asbestos out of the construction materials they manufactured. By 1981, the company’s products no longer contained asbestos.

What can I do if I was exposed to National Gypsum Company asbestos products?

If you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma after being exposed to National Gypsum asbestos products, you may be eligible for compensation from the NGC asbestos trust fund and any other asbestos companies responsible for your illness.

During a free legal consultation, a member of our team can listen to the details of your case and let you know what your legal options are. Contact us today to get started.

When did Gold Bond stop using asbestos?

By 1981, Gold Bond National Gypsum products were no longer made with asbestos.

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