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Asbestos Exposure in Rome, GA

The city of Rome was founded in 1834 on the idea to build a community that would develop into a booming riverboat trade center. Like its big sister city of Italy, Rome is known as the “City of Seven Hills” due to its location in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, where the Etowah River and Oostanaula River merge to form the Coosa River. Soon after its founding Rome became a major river port, with boats transporting cargo, mail and passengers in and out of the city. Today, Rome is the largest city in northwest Georgia.

The turn of the 20th century brought cotton and cheap labor to the Rome area and soon, the textile industry dominated the economy. In 1928, the American Chatillon Corporation, later called Celanese Corporation, began construction of a rayon plant. It was the first rayon plant in northwestern Georgia and the first unionized plant in the city. Rome continued to attract business and in the 1950s, General Electric Company and Georgia Power Company opened their doors. Inland Container Corporation, formerly known as Georgia Kraft Company, opened a paper mill in Rome and began production of linerboard in 1954. Many of the old industries of Rome have died out in recent years, however, the city has witnessed new growth in the technical metals and automotive parts industries. Currently, large employers in Rome include Brugg Cable & Telecom, Suzuki Manufacturing of America, Neaton Rome and Pirelli Tire.

A diverse manufacturing industry puts Rome in high risk category for exposure to asbestos products. Workers in Rome exposed to asbestos may be at risk to develop malignant mesothelioma. Mesothelioma treatment options in the Rome area are available at the bottom of this page.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Rome

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

  • American Chatillon Corporation
  • Anchor Dack Mills
  • Battery Machinery Company
  • Battery State Hospital
  • Celanese Corporation
  • City Electric Railway Company
  • Crannert Station Floyd Cty
  • Crucial Fire Brick Company
  • Dixie Corporation
  • Flyod County Hospital
  • General Electric Company
  • General Electric Realty Corporation
  • Georgia Kraft Company
  • Georgia Kraft Paper Mill
  • Georgia Power Company
  • Inland Container Corporation
  • Kraft Company
  • Kraft Paper Mill
  • Onell Manufacturing
  • Pineview Hospital
  • Pipe & Boiler Company Incorporated
  • Plant Bowen
  • Rayon Yarn
  • Rome General Hospital
  • Rome Kraft Paper Company
  • Silver Creek Furnace Company
  • Thomas J. Deane
  • Trend Carpet
  • Tubize Chatillon Corp

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Rome, Georgia

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Rome, 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: 59.5 miles


1835 Savoy Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341

Distance: 58.8 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Rome, Georgia

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Rome, 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: 59.5 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Rome, 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 mesothelioma.com

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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