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Dalton, Georgia

Located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the north Georgia city of Dalton serves as the county seat of Whitfield County and is the second largest city in northwest Georgia. Dalton’s land was originally occupied by the Cherokee Indians until 1838, when they were forcibly removed by an event known today as the Trail of Tears. The railroad played a pivotal role in the city’s beginnings; the Western and Atlantic Railroad was completed in 1847, connecting the Tennessee River with the Chattahoochee River, and five years later a second railroad was completed, the East Tennessee and Georgia.

Initially recognized as a cotton town due to significant manufacturers such as Elk Cotton Mills and Crown Cotton Mills, Dalton is currently known as the “Carpet Capital of the World”. The carpet industry employs over 30,000 people and is home to more than 150 carpet plants including World Carpet, Inc., Dow Chemical Company (also known as the Dow Latex Plant), and Mohawk Industries. Almost 90% of carpet produced internationally is manufactured within Dalton’s borders. The success of Dalton’s carpet industry dates back to 1917, when Catherine Evans Whitener formed the Evans Manufacturing Company. She employed her candlewick embroidery skills to open a factory that manufactured bedspreads; technology used by the factory was transferred to the manufacture of carpet and today, Dalton continues to be unmatched in its production of carpet.

Exposure to asbestos in the workplace has been a long-term problem in Dalton, largely in the manufacturing industry. Mesothelioma information including top doctors and cancer centers in and around Dalton are listed at the bottom of this page. Additionally, you should know that asbestos law firms represent people from Dalton who were exposed to asbestos and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Dalton

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

  • Cabin Craft Inc
  • Cleaver Brooks Company
  • Coronet Industries, Inc.
  • Crown Cotton Hills
  • Crown Laundry
  • Dalton Carpet Finishing Company
  • Dalton Supply Company
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Dow Latex Plant
  • Eduro Mills
  • Elite Process Company
  • Elk Cotton Mills
  • Foremost Processing Company
  • Latex Q Processing Plant
  • Morrill Manufacturing Company
  • Regal Laundry and Dye Company Inc.
  • Shaw Industries, Inc.
  • Springdale Plant
  • Starr Finishing Company
  • Supreme Laundry & Dye Company
  • United Finishing and Dyeing Company
  • West Point-Pepperell, Inc.
  • Woolster Rubber Company
  • World Carpet, Inc.

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Dalton, Georgia

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

1365-C Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30322

Distance: 76.6 miles

1835 Savoy Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341

Distance: 72.4 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Dalton, Georgia

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

Dr. Daniel L. Miller
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
1365 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30322

Distance: 76.6 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Dalton, Georgia

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

Asbestos Related News in Georgia

Mesothelioma Death Rates Rising According to CDC

The CDC has released a study of malignant mesothelioma mortality rates showing that deaths due to mesothelioma are increasing. Read more at

Asbestos Removal and Debris Cleanup Starts at Barwick Mills

Cleanup will begin at the former Barwick Mills textile plant after a fire that happened last fall, leaving behind exposed asbestos and rubble.

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