Panama City, Florida

Panama City is located on the Florida Panhandle along the Emerald Coast, bordering the Gulf of Mexico Initially home to Native Americans, the community was settled by plantation owners in the 1800s and later became an official incorporated city in 1909 The area experienced rapid growth after railways entered the city and local businessmen began promoting the value of Panama City land George W. West, the town developer, named the city based on its position on a direct line between Chicago, IL and Panama City, Panama Current major employers in Panama City include Gulf Power Company (owner and operator of Smith Power Plant) and Smurfit Stone.

Early on, Panama City’s economy consisted of oranges, lemons, grapefruits and above all, lumber; the St. Andrews Bay Lumber Company operated a sawmill in town and became one of the main employers of the time In 1931, Southern Kraft Corp, a subsidiary of International Paper Company, invested in a major reseeding project and opened a newly constructed paper mill in the city. World War II transformed Panama City into a booming seaport town Tyndall Air Force Base opened on January 13, 1941 and off-duty military personnel became drawn to the community’s beachfront; many returned in later years to make Panama City their home The war also brought a naval base to the area which eventually developed into Naval Coastal Systems Today, the U.S. Navy utilizes the site as research, development and test laboratories for the Naval Surface Warfare Center.

We have confirmed that Panama City has many jobsites where asbestos exposure has occurred If you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Panama City, Florida, you may benefit by seeking counsel from an asbestos law firm.

Large Jobsites in Panama City 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 Panama City where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below. Click on them to get more detailed information.

Other Jobsites in Panama City where Asbestos Exposure Occurred

These additional jobsites in Panama City, Florida 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.

  • A C Littleton Inc
  • Alcoa
  • Alexander E Brown
  • American Oil Company
  • Arizona Chemical Company
  • Augustus St. Gaudens
  • Chemstrand
  • Chief Osceola
  • Coca Cola Bottling Company
  • Cove Shipyard
  • Dial Office Building, Cordova Mall
  • Gulf Power Company - Ansino Smith Steam Plant - Unit 2
  • Gulf Power Company - Lansing Smith
  • Gulf Power Company - Lansing Smith Steam Plant
  • Gulf Power Company - Lansing Smith Steam Plant - Unit 2
  • International Paper Company
  • J A Jones Construction
  • J.A. Jones Shipyard
  • Naval Coastal Systems
  • Nuclear Power Products Company
  • Panama City
  • Panama City Mill
  • Panama City Oil Depot
  • Panama City Shipyard
  • Panama Machinery & Supplies
  • Residual Fuel Oil Terminal
  • Smith Corporation
  • Smurfit Stone
  • South Central Bell Telephone Company
  • Southern Kraft Corp
  • St. Regis Paper Mill
  • Tyndall Air Force Base
  • W T Grant Company
  • Wainwright Shipyard

Filing an Asbestos Claim in Florida

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Florida, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, fill out the form below for immediate help.

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