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South Gate, California

Incorporated on January 20, 1923, South Gate is the sixteenth largest city in Los Angeles County, California and encompasses 7.5 square miles. South Gate is located just 12 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. Home to more than 94,000 residents, South Gate became known as an official "Azalea City" when it adopted the azalea as its official flower in 1965.

The years following South Gate’s incorporation in 1923 were boom years. Several small industrial plants moved to South Gate, thus attracting families and residential development. One of the largest local industries was Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. The factory was built on a 40-acre former bean field. Firestone's first tire rolled off the assembly line in 1928. Some other early businesses included the A.R. Maas Chemical Company, founded in 1922 on Ardine, near Independence, and Star Roofing Company, founded in 1934 (later became U.S. Gypsum). Weiser Company foundry, formed in 1904, became one of the world's leading manufacturers of hardware by 1943, with South Gate as the sole manufacturing operation in the United States. In 1936, the General Motors plant went into production in South Gate with 1,000 employees, which later increased to 4,000. Three makes of cars were assembled, Pontiac, Oldsmobile and Buick. Post World War II, the city, industry, business, and people enjoyed a period of growth and prosperity. Today, South Gate boasts of diverse economy. Among its major industries are manufacturing, construction, health services, education, retail, and transportation. Top employers in South Gate include Shultz Steel Company, Pan Pacific Petroleum, Armstrong World Industries, and Hon Industries.

South Gate has a history of industry and construction, much of it concentrated during a period when asbestos-containing materials were widely used. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for asbestos cancer. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma in South Gate, you may benefit from contacting Dr. Robert B. Cameron. Mesothelioma lawyers may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in South Gate, California.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in South Gate

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

  • Aerocraft Heat Treating Company, Inc.
  • Alabama Pipe Company
  • Allan Hancock College
  • AR Haas Chemical Company
  • Armstrong Cork Company
  • Bell Foundry
  • California/Alabama Pipe Company (Capco)
  • Christensen & Lyons
  • Davidson Chemical Division
  • Dayton Foundry
  • Emsco Refractories
  • Fibreboard Paper Products
  • Fibreboard Products Inc.
  • Firestone Tire & Rubber
  • Firestone Tire & Rubber
  • General Motors
  • General Veneer Manufacturing Company
  • Gladding Mcbean
  • Glass Containers Corporation
  • Golden West Potato Chip Company
  • International Pipe & Ceramic Corp
  • Interpace
  • J.B. Seage Inc
  • Los Angeles Chemical Company
  • Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall
  • Lunday & Thagard Oil Company
  • Nalco Chemicals
  • National Aluminate Corporation
  • National Paper
  • Overton Foundry
  • P Q Corp
  • Pabco
  • Pabco Contract Unit
  • Pacific Coast Iron Pipefitting
  • Philadelphia Quartz Company of California, Ltd.
  • Pioneer Aluminum Company
  • Purex Corporation
  • Schumacher Wallboard Corp
  • Shultz Steel Company
  • Star Roofing
  • Stauffer Chemical
  • Stauffer Chemical Company
  • Superior Drum Company
  • The Paraffine Companies, Inc.
  • Tri-Craft Welding Company
  • U.S. Gypsum Company
  • U.S. Gypsum Company
  • Universal Cast Iron Manufacturing Company
  • W.R. Grace
  • World Oil Lunday-Thagard Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near South Gate, California

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


1441 Eastlake Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Distance: 7.8 miles


8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Distance: 14.0 miles


Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Care Center
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 120
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Distance: 17.1 miles


1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010

Distance: 19.4 miles


10901 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037

Distance: 91.9 miles


10010 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037

Distance: 91.9 miles


Moores Cancer Center
3855 Health Sciences Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093

Distance: 93.4 miles


St. Joseph Hospital of Orange
1100 West Stewart Drive
Orange, CA 92868

Distance: 20.5 miles


Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868

Distance: 20.5 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near South Gate, California

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

Dr. Michael Y. Chang
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
4867 W. Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Distance: 14.3 miles

Dr. Robert Brian Cameron
University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
10780 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Distance: 16.5 miles

Dr. Joel M. Baumgartner
University of California San Diego Cancer Center
Moores Cancer Center
3855 Health Sciences Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093

Distance: 93.4 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in South Gate, California

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