Strand Lighting, LLC Files for Bankruptcy

derekleffew

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... Effectively this bankruptcy is deferring risk from numerous asbestos-related personal injury lawsuits, ...
So Strand Lighting LLC is taking this drastic step because Century Lighting used asbestos in its fixtures until the mid-1970s? I'm not sure I buy it. I wonder if Altman and Mole-Richardson (others still in existence?) are scared also?

One, perhaps only, example:
Err....not quite. New York stagehand Barbara Bercu passed away about 10 years ago [~2005] of mesothelioma. Prior to her death, she sued a number of manufacturers and rental shops, alleging that her illness was due to asbestos exposure from fixtures and asbestos borders. The suit was settled after her death.

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JakeRhodesTech

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So Strand Lighting LLC is taking this drastic step because Century Lighting used asbestos in its fixtures until the mid-1970s? I'm not sure I buy it. I wonder if Altman and Mole-Richardson (others still in existence?) are scared also?
Hey, Altman representative here. We are definitely not worried. While we are facing a few asbestos lawsuits, the worst thing they do is take time away from us selling and producing fixtures. It’s very hard to prove in court that our cables 50 years ago gave someone cancer considering walls, curtains, pipes, etc. were all made of asbestos as well back in the day. Not even taking into consideration of the numerous packs of cigarettes everyone smoked on the job in theatres as well. If it really was an issue, all the people who worked in our factory cutting and producing the cables would all have mesothelioma which is 0 cases.

We’re not going anywhere. :)
 

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I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge @bharrell . Strand has been through a lot in the last 15 years or so. There has been a hurricane of craziness at the corporate level. In the middle of that storm everyone knows that Bobby Harrell is still working hard to make things better for customers. There are a lot of cheap jokes and criticism about Strand. But your hard work and commitment to customers can never be questioned. Thank you.
 

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