The City of Lincoln is the county seat of Logan County, Illinois. Settled in the 1830s, the city was named in 1853 for one of its residents, the young lawyer Abraham Lincoln. Located on historic U.S. Route 66 (now I-55), Lincoln has a population of just over 14,500. Lincoln's economy combines tourism, service industries and manufacturing. Notable manufacturers include Saint-Gobain Containers, Eaton Electrical Group, and International Paper. Lincoln is also home to Lincoln College and Lincoln Christian University.
Lincoln was a small farming community until the early 1850s. When the railroads were being developed, the area was chosen as a watering stop for trains running between Springfield and Bloomington. A group of landowners formed a company in 1853 to purchase and plat land for the new city to be built around the railroad. The city prospered and Lincoln's factories turned out everything from bricks and china to caskets and airplanes. The Lincoln Casket Company, which operated from 1895 to 1946, even produced parts for the Capen Aircraft Company in 1928. The Illinois China Company, established in 1917, produced nationally distributed painted tableware until 1946, when it was succeeded by the Stetson China Company (1946-1965). The Lehn and Fink Company, makers of Lysol disinfectant, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, moved to Lincoln in 1946, where they operated a plant until 1995. From about 1942 to about 1972, the Lincoln Foundry made manhole covers, storm drains and other cast iron products, many stamped with an image of Abraham Lincoln, which can still be found around Lincoln today. Other notable manufacturers in Lincoln history include the Lincoln Garment Company (1926-1993), Pittsburgh Plate Glass, and the Inland Tool Company (1974-present).
Lincoln's diverse manufacturing history makes asbestos exposure an ongoing concern for workers, who may be at risk for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. If you were exposed to asbestos in Lincoln and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting a mesothelioma law firm.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Lincoln
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Lincoln where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- Central Illinois Electric & Gas Company
- Farm Colony Boiler Plant
- Grain Elevator
- Illinois Public Utility Company
- Lincoln China Factory
- Lincoln Development Center
- Lincoln Glass
- Lincoln Memorial Hospital
- Lincoln State School
- Lincoln Water and Light Company
- Logan Correctional Center
- Lynn & Fink
- Odd Fellows Orphans Home
- Pittsburgh Plate Glass
- Ppg Industries
- State of Illinois
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Lincoln, 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.
Asbestos Related News in Illinois
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