Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Situated along both banks of the Cedar River, Cedar Rapids is the county seat of Linn County and the second largest city in Iowa, with a population of more than 126,000 people. Incorporated in 1849, the railroad connection obtained in the mid 1800's led to Cedar Rapids' role as a major Midwest industrial center. The T.M. Sinclair Company, established in 1871, was one of the five largest packing houses in the world, and a major driver of economic growth for the city.

Today, Cedar Rapids continues to be an economic hub of the state. Cedar Rapids is the largest corn-processing city in the world; the second largest producer of wind energy in the United States; one of the leading manufacturing regions in the United States; and one of the leading bio-processing and food ingredient centers in North America. Cedar Rapids is home to almost 300 different manufacturing plants, two dozen Fortune 500 companies. Major companies in Cedar Rapids include Rockwell Collins, General Mills, Quaker Oats, Archer Daniels Midland and Cargill.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa has a diverse history of manufacturing activity during a period when asbestos-containing materials were widely used. Exposure to asbestos may put workers and loved ones at risk for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses. If you were exposed to asbestos in Cedar Rapids, you may benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos attorney.

Large Jobsites in Cedar Rapids where Asbestos Exposure Occurred

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following large job sites in Cedar Rapids where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below. Click on them to get more detailed information.

Other Jobsites in Cedar Rapids where Asbestos Exposure Occurred

These additional jobsites in Cedar Rapids, Iowa have been identified as harboring asbestos containing materials. These sites, at one point in their history, were known to have exposed a variety of tradesmen to asbestos. We will be documenting in more detail how asbestos exposure occurred at these sites in the future on this web site.

  • American Cereal Company
  • Cargill, Inc.
  • Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway and Light Company
  • Cedar Rapids Electric Light and Power Company
  • Cedar Rapids Galvanizing
  • Cedar Rapids Meats
  • Cedar Rapids Nuclear Powerhouse
  • Collins Radio
  • Corn Starch & Syrup
  • Douglas Company
  • Downing Box Company
  • Frank Zobac Construction
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  • Iowa Electric Light & Power Company
  • Iowa Manufacturing Company
  • Iowa Steel & Iron Works
  • Johnson Gas Appliance Company
  • Kings Concrete Company
  • Lattner P M Manufacturing Company
  • Longview Fibre Company
  • Merchants National Bank
  • Midland Industries Inc
  • Penick & Ford, Ltd.
  • Peter Pan Bakers Inc
  • Putnam Asbestos Company
  • Quaker Oats Company
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Sheetmetal Workers Union
  • St. Luke's Methodist Hospital
  • Star Galvanizing Company
  • T M Sinclair and Company
  • Taylor Insulation Company
  • Wayne Manufacturing Company
  • Wilson & Company
  • Wilson Meat Packing
  • Wilsons Foods
  • Y.M.C.A.

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers Near Cedar Rapids, Iowa

For your convenience we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, professional designations, areas of expertise and how to contact the center.

John Pappajohn Pavilion
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242

Distance: 24.5 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors Near Cedar Rapids, Iowa

For your convenience we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations and office locations.

Dr. Gerald H. Clamon
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242

Distance: 24.5 miles

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