Grand Prairie, Texas

Grand Prairie, incorporated in 1909, is a city in Dallas, Ellis, and Tarrant Counties of Texas. Located between Dallas and Fort Worth, the city's eastern boundary is 12 miles west of downtown Dallas and the western edge is 15 miles east of Fort Worth. Just five minutes south of DFW International Airport, the city provides easy access to anywhere and everywhere on Interstate 20, Interstate 30, State Highway 360, Loop 12 and Spur 303. Grand Prairie is considered a suburb of both Dallas and Fort Worth and is home to approximately 168,000 residents making Grand Prairie the 7th largest city in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, 16th largest city in Texas and the sixth fastest-growing 100,000-plus city in the United States.

Since the start of World War II, Grand Prairie has had an enduring history with the defense and aviation industry. While the present day Vought plant is located on Jefferson Avenue in Dallas City; it was originally in Grand Prairie. During the war, it was a North American Aviation plant that produced the P-51C and K Mustang variants. After the war, Vought Aircraft took over the plant. This later became Ling Temco Vought and then eventually returned to the Vought moniker. The plant was the production site for the F-8 Crusader and the A-7 Corsair II aircraft during the 1950-1989 timeframe. The Missile and Space division of LTV produced missiles such as the Scout and MLRS. This division was eventually sold to Lockheed Martin which still operates in Grand Prairie. Grand Prairie was also the North American headquarters for Aérospatiale Helicopter which eventually became American Eurocopter a division of EADS North America. Current top employers in Grand Prairie include Grand Prairie Independent School District, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Poly-America, Inc., Bell Helicopter-Textron, Vought Aircraft Industries and Siemens Energy & Automation. Additionally, Grand Prairie is home to the corporate office of Six Flags’ and headquarters of American Eurocopter.

Grand Prairie’s long history in the defense and aviation industry, as well as periods of extensive construction and development may have exposed workers to asbestos-containing materials; thus putting them at risk for developing an asbestos-related disease. If you were exposed to asbestos in Grand Prairie, Texas and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Jobsites in Grand Prairie where Asbestos Exposure Occurred

A number of jobsites in Grand Prairie, TX 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.

  • Aeronautics & Missiles Division
  • Chance Vaught Aircraft Manufacturing
  • Chance Vought Corporation
  • L.T.V. Corporation
  • Ling-Temco-Vought, Inc.
  • Ltv Aeronautics
  • Ltv Vought Aeronautics
  • Mountain Creek Power Plant
  • T. & P. Team Track
  • Vought Aeronautics

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers Near Grand Prairie, TX

For your convenience we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Grand Prairie, TX. 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 Texas Southwestern Medical Center
6000 Harry Hines Blvd. NB8.206
Dallas, TX 75390

Distance: 13.3 miles


University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75390

Distance: 13.3 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors Near Grand Prairie, TX

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

Dr. Joan H. Schiller
UT Southwestern Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center
2201 Inwood Rd., Suite 106
Dallas, TX 75390

Distance: 13.3 miles

Dr. Kemp Kernstine
Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Care Center
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75390

Distance: 13.3 miles

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