Painesville, Ohio

Painesville is a city on the Grand River in Ohio. The county seat of Lake County, Painesville has a population of just over 19,500. Painesville's economy is a mix of manufacturing, education and professional businesses, with employers including Lubrizol Corporation, Enviro Sheet Metal, and KeyBank. The city retains strong ties to its past. Four presidents have visited Painesville, including Abraham Lincoln, who gave a brief address to the crowds as his train passed through the city.

Settlers from Connecticut and New York began to arrive in the Painesville area of the Western Reserve around 1800, and in 1832, incorporated as Painesville. By 1880, Painesville had two railroad lines and was attracting manufacturing businesses. The Paige Manufacturing Company, which made steam engines, was the largest employer in 1886. In the 20th century, chemical processing became a prominent industry in Painesville. The Diamond Alkali Corporation opened its Painesville chemical plant in 1911, producing soda ash, caustic soda and other chemicals for industrial uses. The company merged with Shamrock Oil & Gas Corporation in 1967, becoming Diamond Shamrock Chemical Corporation. Diamond Shamrock's focus shifted towards petroleum products, and the Painesville plant was closed in 1976. Another chemical plant was operated by the Diamond Magnesium Company from 1942-1953, on land owned by the General Services Administration. GSA sold the facility to U.S. Rubber Company (later Uniroyal) in 1963, which operated it until 1999. Both sites are currently undergoing remediation from contamination by industrial wastes.

Painesville's history of heavy industry and historic restoration puts it in a high-risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma, a cancer of the lungs. Mesothelioma clinics in and around Painesville are listed at the bottom of this page. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Painesville, you should also consider contacting a mesothelioma attorney for legal advice.

Jobsites in Painesville where Asbestos Exposure Occurred

A number of jobsites in Painesville, Ohio 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. E. Staley Manufacturing Company
  • Ae Staley Manufacturing Company
  • Allied Chemical Company
  • City of Painesville Municipal Light Plant
  • City of Painesville Power
  • Cleveland and Painesville Electric Railroad
  • Cleveland Painesville and Eastern Traction Company
  • Coe Manufacturing.
  • Diamond Alkali Company
  • Diamond Alkali Research Center
  • Diamond Magnesium Plant
  • Diamond Shamrock Chemical Company
  • Fasson
  • Glen L. Martin Company
  • H.K. Furguson Company
  • I R C Fibers Company
  • Industrial Rayon Corporation
  • Irc Fibers Company
  • Lubrizol Corporation
  • Midland-Ross Corporation
  • Municipal Light Plant
  • Municiple Electric
  • National Ray Chemical Plant
  • Naugatuck Chemical Company
  • Orrville Municipal Light Plant
  • Painesville Light Plant
  • Painesville Municipal Light Plant
  • Staley Manufacturing. Company
  • U. S. Rubber Company, Inc.
  • Uniroyal Incorporated
  • Uniroyal Rubber Plant

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers Near Painesville, Ohio

For your convenience we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Painesville, Ohio. 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.

11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

Distance: 25.2 miles

2010 East 90th Street
Cleveland, OH 44195

Distance: 29.4 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors Near Painesville, Ohio

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

Dr. Nathan Pennell
The Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Institute
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
9500 Euclid Avenue, Mail Code R30
Cleveland, OH 44195

Distance: 29.4 miles

Dr. James Stevenson
Cleveland Clinic/Taussig Cancer Institute
Mail Code R35
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195

Distance: 29.4 miles

Filing an Asbestos Claim in Ohio

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Ohio, 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.

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Blog


May 26, 2016

Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act Takes One Step Closer to Giving EPA Power to Ban Asbestos

“One year ago today, Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), along with three co-sponsors, introduced a bill to update the decades-old federal law that governs toxic chemicals – including asbestos. Just two days ago, that bill jumped over a major hurdle with the passage of an amendment that incorporates a number of changes suggested by the Senate. Now, it returns to the Senate for a final vote before, hopefully, being sent to President Obama to be signed into law.”