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Moline, Illinois

Moline is a city on the Mississippi River in Rock Island County, Illinois. First incorporated in 1848, Moline currently has a population of nearly 50,800. Deere & Company, makers of John Deere farm equipment, have long been Moline's major industry. The company is still headquartered in Moline, and a major employer, although most of the manufacturing facilities have moved elsewhere. In recent decades, the city has transitioned from a manufacturing and industrial focus to a retail, transportation and cultural hub. Other top employers include Black Hawk College, Group O and elevator manufacturers Kone Corporation.

Moline was planned as a factory town and attracted industry almost immediately. In 1848, John Deere moved his steel plow company to the newly-incorporated town. The business grew along with the town, and the transcontinental railroad brought a regular influx of immigrants after 1854. Deere & Company continued to expand, creating a need for housing for its growing workforce. Moline's citizens, who had gained a reputation for being temperate, hard-working and thrifty, frequently saved their earnings towards building their own homes. As a result, Moline grew in orderly fashion, with factories and mills concentrated towards the riverfront, and retail and commercial areas in the center of town. Municipal lighting, water and electric streetcars brought another wave of growth at the beginning of the 20th century. Newer Moline industries included automobile manufacturing (Velie Motor Corporation, Moline Automobile Corporation), pipe organs, and cabinetry. The Moline Furniture Works made fine furniture from 1898 until about the 1970s. Towards the end of the 20th century, manufacturing has declined, and Moline has focused more on retail, entertainment and tourism.

Moline's lengthy history of manufacturing and construction make asbestos exposure an ongoing concern. Workers and their loved ones who have been exposed to asbestos may be at risk for pleural mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. If you were exposed to asbestos in Moline and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Moline

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

  • B.P.O.E. Club
  • Barnard and Leas Manufacturing Company
  • Board of Education
  • City of Moline City Water Works
  • Clinton Corn Processing Company
  • Deere & Company
  • Deere and Mansur Plant
  • Deere Company
  • Frank Foundries Corp
  • Iowa Electric Light & Power
  • Iowa-Illinois Gas & Electric Company
  • John Deere Plow Works
  • John Deere Wagon Works
  • John Deere Wiman
  • Le Claire Hotel
  • May Company
  • Mccoy & Son Heating & Cooling
  • Moline Furniture Company
  • Moline High School
  • Moline Iron Works
  • Moline Public Hospital
  • Moline Rock Island Manufacturing Company
  • Mutual Wheel Company
  • Peoples Power Company
  • Quad City Die Casting Company
  • Republic Iron and Steel Company Plant
  • Rock Island County
  • Roosevelt Elementary
  • Sioux City Eng. Works.
  • Strombeck Manufacturing
  • Tama
  • Taylor Insulation Company
  • Woodrow Wilson Hi School

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Moline, Illinois

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Moline, 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: 55.6 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Moline, Illinois

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Moline, 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: 55.6 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Moline, 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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