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Vernon, California

Vernon is a city in Los Angeles County, California. Occupying just over 5 square miles, Vernon has the unusual distinction of being founded specifically as an industrial city. Incorporated in 1905, the city has a population of only 112 permanent residents, but is home to more than 1,800 businesses, primarily manufacturing plants and warehouses, which bring approximately 50,000 workers into Vernon each day. Over the years, Vernon's industries have ranged across a broad spectrum, from food packing to fashion and pottery to plastics. Typical employers include apparel companies BCBG and True Religion Jeans, and Flowserve Pumps.

Vernon was founded in 1905. Several entertainment venues were established to attract industrialists to the area, in hopes of persuading them to located factories in Vernon. During the first quarter of the 20th century, the city even fielded its own minor league baseball team, the Vernon Tigers. By the 1930s, Vernon was a center of heavy industry, with companies such as Alcoa, Vernon Kilns, Owens-Illinois and Bethlehem Steel Corporation in operation. Studebaker automobiles were built in Vernon from 1938 to 1956. Other companies that have had a presence in Vernon over the years include Kal Kan Foods, Pabco Paper, and Stauffer Chemical Company. Vernon has its own municipal utilities, including electricity, water and fiber optic lines, which provide services to the local industries at a reduced rate. In recent years, Vernon has experienced difficulties with charges of government corruption and faced the possibility of disincorporation, but continues to be a uniquely industry-centered city.

Vernon's lengthy history of industry and construction is concentrated during a period when asbestos-containing materials were widely used, making asbestos exposure, and the risk of asbestos cancer, an ongoing concern for workers and their loved ones. If you were exposed to asbestos in Vernon and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Vernon

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

  • A.M. Castle Company
  • Acme Brewing Company
  • Adams Equipment Building
  • Ajax Forge Company
  • Alcan Aluminum Plant
  • Aluminum Company of America
  • American Bridge
  • American Can Company
  • American Manganese Steel Division
  • American Potash & Chemical Corporation
  • American Smelting & Refining Company
  • Angelus Steel Treating Company
  • Arcata Graphics
  • Atlas Packing Company
  • Avion Inc
  • Axelson Manufacturing Company
  • Bandini Fertilizer Company
  • Bethlehem Steel Corporation
  • Byron Jackson Company
  • California Blowpipe & Steel Company
  • California Container Corporation
  • California Rendering Company
  • California-Oregon Paper Mill
  • CBS Steel & Forge
  • Clougherty Brothers Meat Packing Company
  • Coast Packing Company
  • Cook's Heat Treatment
  • Eljer-California Company
  • Emsco Refractories
  • Farmer John Meats
  • Federated Metals
  • Fiberboard Paper Products
  • Filtrol Corporation
  • Flintkote
  • FMC Corporation
  • Gaffers & Sattler
  • General Electric
  • General Metals Corp
  • General Petroleum Corporation
  • General Refractories
  • Glass Containers Corporation
  • GNB Battery
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • H Levine Cooperage
  • Hammond Lumber Company
  • Hamms Brewery
  • Industrial Manufacturers, Limited
  • Joslyn Pacific Company
  • Kaiser Refractories
  • Kal Kan Foods Incorporated
  • Kleen Towel Service
  • Lincoln Foundry
  • Luer Meat Company
  • Marine Refining Corporation
  • Mobil Oil Company
  • National Can Company
  • Norris Industries Incorporated
  • Norris Thermador Corporation
  • Oscar Mayer Packing Company
  • Owens-Illinois Glass Company
  • Owens-Illinois Pacific Coast Company
  • Pabco Paper Products
  • Pacific Coast Building Products
  • Pacific Hard Rubber Company
  • Paraffine Companies Inc.
  • Pioneer Div of Flinticote Company
  • Pride Packing Company Inc
  • Ramapo Ajax
  • Sandburg Furnishing
  • Socony Paint Products
  • Solar Manufacturing Corporation
  • Southwest Engineering Company
  • Standard Packing
  • Standard Steel Corporation
  • Stauffer Chemical Company
  • Steel Casting Company
  • Swift & Company
  • Taylor Fibre Company
  • US Steel
  • Utility Steel Foundry
  • Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company
  • Vernon Lumber Company
  • Wallace China Company, Limited
  • Western Mill & Lumber Company

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Vernon, 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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