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Granite City, Illinois

Granite City, located in Southern Illinois, is a city in Madison County with a population nearing 32,000. Founded in 1896 to be a planned company city, Granite City was named by the Niedringhaus brothers who operated a graniteware kitchen supplies factory. Granite City features thirteen parks, Wilson Park being the most notable; and is home to The Southwestern Illinois College Campus (SWIC).

During the boom of the Industrial Revolution, Granite City became a prime location for industrial growth due to its proximity and accessibility to the Mississippi River. It was during this time that industrialists like the Niedringhaus brothers founded their operations for the St. Louis Stamping Company that would eventually become the National Enameling and Stamping Company (NESCO). Other notable industries in Granite City at the time were Markle Lead Works, American Steel Foundry, and the Granite City Steel Works which today is part of U.S. Steel. By 1931, Commonwealth Steel plant, producer of locomotives, closed due to the economic strain caused by the Great Depression. By the end of the 1950s, the National Enameling & Stamping Company, which at its peak of success occupied approximately 1,250,000 square feet and employed more than 4,000 people, would close as graniteware is replaced by aluminum cookware, Pyrex, Corning Ware and stainless steel. During the 1970s, the city's downtown area, home to much of Granite City's industry, began to experience urban decay as many commercial buildings became vacant. More recently, revitalization efforts have been made to revive the downtown area. Some of large manufacturers operating in Granite City today include U.S. Steel, Capri-Sun, Kraft Foods, and ADM Packaged Oils.

A.O. Smith, Hoyt Metal Company, and Monsanto Chemical Company are just a few of the jobsites in Granite City where use of asbestos products was prevalent putting workers and others at risk for developing an asbestos-related disease. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Granite City, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Granite City

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

  • A.O. Smith
  • Air Products & Chemicals
  • American Steel Foundries, Inc.
  • Amsted Industries Incorporated
  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • Beazer Material
  • Celotex Corporation
  • Commonwealth Steel Company
  • Corps. of Engineers
  • General Steel Industries
  • Granite City Army Depot
  • Granite City Manufacturing Company
  • Granite City School
  • Granite City Steel Company
  • Hoyt Metal Company
  • Illinois Granite City Steel
  • International Combustion Tar and Chemical Company
  • Jennison Wright Plant
  • Madison County Light and Power Company
  • Metro East Sanitary District
  • Midland Coke and Iron Corporation
  • Monsanto Chemical Company
  • National Enameling & Stamping Company
  • National Steel Corporation
  • Nescafe Plant
  • Nesco Steel Barrel Company
  • Nestle Foods Company
  • Niederinghaus Methodist Church
  • Reilly Tar
  • Rowland Smith Company, Inc.
  • S M Wilson
  • Saint Elizabeth's Hospital
  • Saint Margaret Mary's Church
  • Senior High School
  • Steel Company
  • Temtor Corn and Fruit Products Company
  • Union Starch & Refining Company
  • United Lead Company
  • W T Grant
  • Western Fire Brick

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Granite City, Illinois

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


Saint Louis University Hospital West Pavilion
3655 Vista Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63110

Distance: 11.4 miles


The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center
4921 Parkview Place
Saint Louis, MO 63110

Distance: 11.4 miles


Walker Medical Building
12855 North Forty Drive, Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO 63141

Distance: 19.4 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Granite City, Illinois

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

Dr. Traves D. Crabtree
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Queeny Tower, 3108
One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza

St. Louis, MO 63110

Distance: 11.4 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Granite City, Illinois

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