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Pine Bluff, Arkansas

The City of Pine Bluff is the county seat of Jefferson County, Arkansas. Pine Bluff has a population of approximately 50,600. Sited on a bank overlooking the Arkansas River, Pine Bluff is largely surrounded by rich delta farmland, with pine forests to the west. Agriculture, cotton processing and wood products are key industries for Pine Bluff. Major employers in other areas include Tyson Foods, Union Pacific Railroad, and Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Cultural events in Pine Bluff include a silent film festival hosted by the Saenger Theatre, a 1924 picture palace where theatrical acts such as Harry Houdini and the Ziegfeld Follies once performed. Pine Bluff also presents a number of food festivals and bass fishing tournaments each year. The city is also home to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

First settled by French-Quapaw fur trader Joseph Bonne in 1819, the area that would later become Pine Bluff was ceded to the U.S. by the Quapaw in 1824. Pine Bluff was incorporated in 1839. Prior to the Civil War, Pine Bluff's prime commodity was cotton, much of it produced by slave labor. Following the Civil War and occupation by Union forces, the city's economy began to recover slowly. African-American residents founded businesses and schools and were elected to public office, helping to revitalize the city. In the late 19th century, railroads, including the Cotton Belt Railway, established branch lines and maintenance yards. Lumber mills such as the Sawyer-Austin Lumber Company and the Bluff City Lumber Company flourished with the increased market access brought by the railroads. The middle of the 20th century saw the construction of the Pine Bluff Arsenal, which is still in operation, and the construction of the International Paper Company and Dierks Paper Company mills in 1957-58. Although cotton, paper and wood products are still key commodities for Pine Bluff, other local industries include poultry processing, wire products and electrical transformer manufacturing, and healthcare services.

Pine Bluff's history as an industrial center makes asbestos exposure an ongoing concern. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma, a cancer which affects the lungs. If you or a loved one have been exposed to asbestos in Pine Bluff, you may benefit by seeking counsel from an asbestos attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Pine Bluff

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

  • Arkansas Kraft
  • Cotton Belt Railroad
  • Dierks Paper Company
  • Dierks Paper Company
  • Dierks Paper Mill
  • Dravo Steel Shipping
  • Federal Office Building, Warrior Construction Company
  • General Water Works Corporation
  • International Paper Company - Southern Kraft Division
  • International Paper Mill
  • Paper Mill
  • Pine Bluff Light and Water Company
  • Pine Bluff Mill
  • Seaman Dunning Corp
  • So. Kraft Div International. Paper Company
  • Southwestern Bell Telephone Company
  • St. Louis Southwestern Railway Company
  • Standard Brake Shoe
  • Tri State Mill & Supply Company
  • U. S. Army Pine Bluff Arsenal

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Pine Bluff, Arkansas

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


4018 W Capitol Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72205

Distance: 43.8 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Pine Bluff, Arkansas

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

Dr. Matthew A. Steliga
Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205

Distance: 43.8 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Arkansas, 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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January 11, 2017
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