Asbestos Exposure at Conwed Corporation

The Conwed site is only one on the long list of notorious asbestos sites worked on by our firm, Sieben Polk P.A. For decades, we have handled cases for those seriously injured throughout the Upper Midwest and, in particular, Minnesota.

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The Conweb Corporation’s plant in Cloquet, Minnesota employed over 6,000 workers during 1958-74 who may have been exposed to asbestos. Conweb made ceiling tiles and other products. Before business name of Conweb Corporation, the business was called “Wood Conversion Company.” Many local residents would work at Conweb during their summer breaks from college. According to the State of Minnesota, Conweb workers had the greatest exposure in the following departments:

  • Nuwood Board Mill
  • Nuwood Finishing
  • Nuwood Shipping
  • Balsam Wool Pulp Mill
  • Lo Tone
  • Maintenance and Repairs

We have earned recognition on a nationwide basis for our work on mesothelioma cases. Our standing in this area is evidenced by the fact that other firms and clients from around the country work with us when they have to litigate their most important asbestos cases in Minnesota, including a case resulting in a $400,000 recovery for a client injured when dealing with aircraft materials.

Come To The Source. Come To Sieben Polk P.A.

Why is our law firm sought on a nationwide basis for asbestos and mesothelioma cases? Clients and firms from around the country know that our Sieben Polk P.A. has worked on Minnesota asbestos cases for decades. As a result, we have already gathered and analyzed the evidence that courts view as critical to a successful mesothelioma case when it comes to illnesses contracted from working at the Conwed site in Cloquet.


Recovered over $400,000 for deceased mesothelioma victim’s family. Our client’s father worked as a laborer in the summers of 1967 and 1968 during college on the Conwed Lo-Tone production floor.

Further, in many cases, the asbestos site no longer exists. Some of these cases go back decades and the buildings are now long gone. We, however, still have that evidence; evidence that simply cannot be gathered and analyzed by other law firms who are often not even located in Minnesota.

Most important, perhaps, is that our success is also built on our reputation for compassionate representation. We make sure we tend to our clients’ cases, not just for the sake of exercising our own legal abilities, but so our clients and their families can spend more time with each other, not wrangling unnecessarily in legal technicalities best left to attorneys.

Reach Out To Sieben Polk P.A.

Asbestos and mesothelioma cases are commonly recognized to be time-sensitive cases. For that reason, we encourage you to contact us immediately to schedule a free initial consultation and learn more about your rights: 651-437-3148. You can also contact us by way of our website.

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Mesothelioma Case Results
An $8,050,000 jury verdict in 2001 on behalf of a pipefitter exposed to asbestos at a refinery.
In 2021, Sieben Polk attorneys recovered over $5,000,000.00 before trial for a retired Minneapolis pipe fitter in a lawsuit against manufacturers of asbestos-containing equipment such as steam traps, boilers, pipe covering, pumps, valves and gaskets, as well as defective protective masks.
A $4,600,000 jury award in March 2008 for a Northern States Power Company (NSP) worker in a case against a gasket manufacturer, affirmed by Minnesota appellate courts on appeal.
A $4,600,000 jury award in 2014 on behalf of a retired certified public account who spent one summer in the late 1950s working as an asbestos insulator.
A verdict of more than $4,000,000 obtained with co-counsel against a manufacturer of asbestos-containing pipe covering on behalf of a client who developed mesothelioma after working with the product for only a few months in the late 1950s while building a power plant.
A recovery of $3,000,000 in the case of a retired Twin Cities pipefitter who was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2019 after being exposed to asbestos from the early 1970s through the 1980s. The total was recovered on behalf of this retired worker and his wife.
A recovery of more than $2,000,000 on behalf of a northern Iowa plastic molding business owner in a case against manufacturers and suppliers of various resin materials.
A recovery of $2,000,000.00 on behalf of a local brewery power plant turbine operator who developed mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos throughout his career.
A recovery of $1,400,000 on behalf of a laborer and pump mechanic at Butler Taconite and National Steel Pellet in Nashuwauk and Keewatin, Minnesota. The client suffered from malignant mesothelioma.
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