Fernandina Beach, Florida
Fernandina Beach is a city in Nassau County, Florida and is located on Amelia Island, approximately 25 miles northeast of downtown Jacksonville. Amelia Island can be found on the southernmost point of the Sea Islands, a chain of barrier islands stretching along the east coast from North Carolina to Florida. Since 1562, the city has flown eight different national flags and is the only municipality in the United States to have done so, earning the city its nickname of the “Isle of 8 Flags”.
The geographic location on Amelia Island, combined with the abundance of natural forest made Fernandina Beach a popular seaport early on and attracted settlers and businesses alike. In 1939 Rayonier, also known as ITT Rayonier Paper Mill, opened their first southeast pulp mill in Fernandina Beach. The company is now a leading international forest products company and is the fifth largest private land owner in the United States. Rayonier maintains facilities in Fernandina Beach; the company’s three market segments are timber, real estate, and performance fibers. Smurfit-Stone Container is another forest products business that helped drive Fernandina Beach’s economy over the years. Smurfit-Stone’s major products include containerboard and corrugated containers, along with kraft paper, bleached paperboard and market pulp.
We have confirmed that use of asbestos containing products occurred at several Fernandina Beach jobsites. If you were exposed to asbestos in Fernandina Beach, you may benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.
Jobsites in Fernandina Beach where Asbestos Exposure Occurred
A number of jobsites in Fernandina Beach, FL 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.
- Babcock & Wilcox Company
- Container Corp of America
- Container Corporation of America
- Digester Building
- Fernandina Pulp & Paper
- ITT Raynier Paper Mill
- Itt Rayonier Inc.
- Jefferson Smurfit
- Kraft Corporation of America
- Rainer Pulp and Paper Company
- Rayonier Inc.
- Rayonier Plant
- Smurfit-Stone Container