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The Johns Manville Corporation was founded on December 17, 1901 by Henry W. Johns and Charles B. Manville in New York City, New York following a merger between the H. W. Johns Manufacturing Company and Manville Covering Company. Its industry is building materials and its headquarters were in New York City, New York (1901-1972) and Denver, Colorado (1972-present).

In 1982, the company filed for bankruptcy following asbestos injury claims, eventually emerging in 1988. The company was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. in 2001.

SUBSIDIARIES

  • Canadian Johns-Manville Company, Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Manville Forest Products Corporation (est. 1991)
  • Manville Sales Corporation (est. 1991)
    • Schuller International Group, Inc. (name changed 1992)
    • Schuller Corporation (name changed 1995)

COMPANY NAMES

H. W. Johns-Manville Company (1901-1921)

Johns-Manville, Inc. (1921-1926)

Johns-Manville Corporation (1926-1981)

Manville Corporation (1981-1996)

Schuller Corporation (1996-1997)

Johns Manville Corporation (1997-present)

PRODUCTS

  • Asbestocel
  • Asbestos Roll Roofing
  • J-M Rock Wool Home Insulation
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Company profile from the 1916 edition of Condensed Catalogues of Mechanical Equipment

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