Located on Black Warrior River, Tuscaloosa is the fifth-largest city in Alabama, with an estimated population of 93,200. Tuscaloosa serves as the seat of Tuscaloosa County. Tuscaloosa is the regional center of industry, commerce, healthcare, and education for the area of west central Alabama known as West Alabama. The University of Alabama, founded in 1831, is located in Tuscaloosa. The University remains the dominant economic and cultural engine in the city.
From 1826 to 1846, Tuscaloosa was the capital of Alabama. The city's population and economy grew rapidly until Montgomery was named as the new state capital. In the 1890s, the construction of a system of locks and dams on the Black Warrior River by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened up a link to the Gulf seaport of Mobile, stimulating the mining and metallurgical industries of the region. By the advent of the 20th century, the growth of the University of Alabama and the mental health-care facilities in the city, combined with a strong national economy spurred a continuous period of growth in Tuscaloosa. During the latter half of the 20th century, manufacturing plants of large firms such as Michelin and JVC located to Tuscaloosa. The Westervelt Company, a land resources and wildlife management company has its headquarters in Tuscaloosa. The company was formerly the Gulf State Paper Corporation, with headquarters in Tuscaloosa from 1927 until 2005. Today, the city's industrial and manufacturing base includes B.F. Goodrich Tire Manufacturing, GAF Materials Corporation, and Hunt Refining Company, among other operations.
Tuscaloosa has a diverse history of manufacturing activity during a period when asbestos-containing products were widely used. Exposure to asbestos may put workers and others at risk for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses. If you were exposed to asbestos in Tuscaloosa, you may benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos attorney.
Large Jobsites in Tuscaloosa 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 Tuscaloosa where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below. Click on them to get more detailed information.
Other Jobsites in Tuscaloosa where Asbestos Exposure Occurred
These additional jobsites in Tuscaloosa, AL 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.
- Alabama Binder & Chemical
- Alabama State Hospitals
- B.F. Goodrich Company
- Bailey Boiler & Steel Company
- Central Foundry
- Central Supply
- Cole Supply Company
- Gulf State Paper Mill
- Gulf States Lumber Company
- Industrical Development
- Kaul Lumber Company
- Mcabee & Company
- Michelin North America
- Partlow State School
- Reichhold Chemical Plant
- Semet Solvay Company
- Sewage Treatment Plant
- Steamfitters/Pipefitters Union - Local 372
- Tidewater Construction Company
- University of Alabama
- University of Alabama - Steam Plant
Mesothelioma Cancer Centers Near Tuscaloosa, AL
For your convenience we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Tuscaloosa, AL. 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.
University of Alabama Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center
1802 6th Avenue South
North Pavilion 2500
Birmingham, AL 35294
Distance: 48.1 miles