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Asbestos Exposure in Huntsville, AL

Huntsville is the fourth largest city in Alabama with an estimated population of 158,000. On November 25, 1811, Huntsville was incorporated as a town and received its present day name in honor of its first settler, John Hunt. Huntsville is also referred to as the “Rocket City” because of its commitment to space technology. The U.S. Space and Rocket Center, located in Huntsville, is Alabama’s largest tourist attraction. Other attractions in Huntsville include the Huntsville Museum of Art, botanical gardens, parks, festivals and several golf courses.

During the 1840s and 1850s, Huntsville was the cotton trading center of the Tennessee Valley. In 1855, the Memphis and Charleston Railroad was built in Huntsville, and this was the first railway to link the lower Mississippi with the Atlantic coast. Industry in Huntsville declined in the 1930s with the Great Depression, but turned around after World War II. In 1950, German rocket scientists were brought to the Redstone Arsenal to develop rockets for the US Army. They developed the first rocket to orbit America's first satellite. Today, Huntsville continues to play a major role in space technology with NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and the United States Army Aviation and Missile Command at the Redstone Arsenal.

Huntsville is home to several Fortune 500 companies, which include manufacturing, retail and service companies.  Some job sites in Huntsville including, Marshall Space Flight Center, Alabama Power Company, Redstone Arsenal and others have had a history of asbestos exposure. Workers in Huntsville who were exposed to asbestos products may be at risk to develop mesothelioma, a terminal cancer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Huntsville

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Huntsville where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • Alabama Power Company
  • Automatic Electric Company
  • Boeing Aircraft Plant
  • Calabama Chemical Company
  • Dallas Manufacturing Company
  • Dunlop Tire and Rubber Company
  • Home Ice & Coal Company
  • Huntsville Arsenal
  • Huntsville Brick & Tile
  • Huntsville Ice Cream & Creamery Company
  • Huntsville Railway Light and Power Company
  • Hutchens Company
  • Linde Air Products Company (Union Carbide)
  • Marshall Space Flight Center
  • Merriniack Manufacturing Company
  • North Brothers, Inc.
  • Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation
  • Owens Corning
  • Pate Supply Company of Huntsville
  • Pennsylvania Construction Company
  • Pipefitters Union - Local 377
  • Redstone Arsenal
  • Southern Railroad Siding
  • Thiokol Chemical Corp
  • Valley Packing Company
  • Warren Supply Company, Inc.
  • White Swan Laundry

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Huntsville, Alabama

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


1802 6th Avenue South
North Pavilion 2500
Birmingham, AL 35294

Distance: 82.9 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Huntsville, Alabama

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

Dr. Robert J. Cerfolio
University of Alabama Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Alabama School of Medicine
ZRB 739
1720 2nd Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35294

Distance: 82.9 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Huntsville, Alabama

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Alabama, 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, you are eligible for financial assistance.

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