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Macomb, Illinois

Macomb is a city on the East Fork La Moine River in Illinois. It is the county seat of McDonough County, and has a population of about 18,500. Macomb was founded in 1830, and its first railroad was constructed in 1855. Early manufacturing efforts included clock-making and sewer pipe. Today, Macomb's top employers include Western Illinois University, NTN Bower Corporation, and Pella Corporation.

Macomb's first railroad, the Northern Cross Railroad, contributed to a population increase and gradual industrialization. By the 1880s, several local clay pits were providing materials for the products of the Macomb Sewer Pipe Company. The W.S. Dickey Company acquired the pipe works in 1902, and in 1921 built its own narrow-gauge railway to haul clay for its expanded plants. With available clay supplies depleted, the company closed in 1936. Another early company, the Macomb Calendar Clock company, operated for two years, producing about 1,000 clocks between 1882 and 1883. Industry continued to develop in Macomb during the 20th century. Hemp and Company, makers of the "Little Brown Jug" beverage container, acquired the contract to produce Illinois license plates in 1942. Production of the plates was temporarily suspended during World War II, when steel was rationed for military use, but Hemp resumed production of the plates in 1949, and continued until 1969. Hemp was acquired in 1955 by the American Thermos Bottle Company, and later became King-Seeley Thermos Company, producing novelty lunchboxes and vacuum-seal thermos bottles until the mid-1980s. Other employers which began operations in Macomb in the mid-20th century include Whalen Manufacturing and McDonough District Hospital.

Macomb's varied history of manufacturing and construction make asbestos exposure an ongoing concern. Asbestos-containing materials were widely used during much of the 20th century, putting workers at risk for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. If you or a loved one have been exposed to asbestos in Macomb, you may benefit by seeking counsel from an asbestos lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Macomb

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

  • American Thomas Prod Company
  • Bennett/Hursh
  • Corbin Hall Corbin Hall
  • Federal Mogul Corp Bower
  • King Sealy Thermos Company
  • Lincoln Hall
  • Line Material Inc
  • Macomb Sewer Pipe Company
  • Mcgraw Edison Power System
  • Tanner Hall
  • University Union
  • Western Illinois State University

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Macomb, Illinois

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


John Pappajohn Pavilion
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242

Distance: 98.3 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Macomb, Illinois

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

Dr. Gerald H. Clamon
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242

Distance: 98.3 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Macomb, 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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