East Point, Georgia
East Point, Georgia sits just southwest of Atlanta in Fulton County. The name East Point is based on the city’s location at the eastern most point of the former Atlanta & West Point Railroad. Sixteen families initially formed the citizenry of East Point in 1870 but soon thereafter industry developed, and by 1880 East Point had two churches, a school, a saw mill, post office, railway, and two gristmills.
During the Civil War era, East Point ranked as one of the major grain and cotton growing centers in the state. The city’s pleasant climate and proximity to the railroad also led it to become a bustling manufacturing community. One of East Point’s oldest local companies, W.C. Meredith Company, was founded in 1921 and continues to operate facilities in the city. In its early days W.C. Meredith Company contracted with Southern Bell to produce Mereduc, an underground wooden conduit. At present, the East Point company manufactures and supplies Pentachlorophenol treated utility poles to Bell South, Verizon, Forest Technology Sales, and other electric utilities throughout the eastern United States. Other manufacturing facilities located in East Point include Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company (also known as PPG Industries), Southern Bell, and National Biscuit Company (Nabisco).
We have confirmed that the city of East Point has a number of jobsites where exposure to asbestos has occurred. If you were exposed to asbestos in Dublin and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in East Point
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in East Point where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- Armstrong World Industries
- Beers Construction Company
- Delow Apartment Building
- East Point Lumber Company
- International Paper
- National Biscuit Company (Nabisco)
- Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company
- PPG Industries
- Southern Bell
- State Linen Service
- W.C. Meredith Company
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in East Point, 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
The CDC has released a study of malignant mesothelioma mortality rates showing that deaths due to mesothelioma are increasing. Read more at mesothelioma.com
Cleanup will begin at the former Barwick Mills textile plant after a fire that happened last fall, leaving behind exposed asbestos and rubble.