Quincy, known informally as "Gem City", is a river city which occupies 14.6 square miles Illinois. Situated on the banks of the Mississippi River, Quincy is home to over 40,000 residents and is the county seat of Adams County. Over the past several decades, the city has worked to redevelop Quincy while holding onto its German roots. It has identified several historic districts including the East Side Historic District and the South Side German Historic District; and it has created an extensive park system. Quincy is known for having a large population of dogwoods and has been a member of Tree City USA since 1986.
The first settlers arrived to the area in 1819, in what was originally called "Bluffs", and by 1825 it become known as Quincy. During the 19th century, Quincy was a thriving transportation center as riverboats and rail service linked the city to many destinations west and along the river. By 1870, Quincy surpassed Peoria to become the second largest city in Illinois. A massive railroad bridge across the Mississippi River had been completed, and Quincy was linked by rail to Omaha, Kansas City and other points west. These connections significantly increased its trade and shipping. Today, Quincy is recognized as the economic and regional hub of west-central Illinois. It is a center of commerce, manufacturing, and agricultural production. Among Quincy’s top employers are Titan Wheel (Titan International), Blessing Hospital, and the Quincy Public Schools. Other prominent companies in Quincy include Niemann Foods and Gardner Denver.
Quincy’s lengthy history of manufacturing and historic preservation makes asbestos exposure an ongoing concern. Workers and their loved ones who are exposed to asbestos may be at risk for malignant mesothelioma, a potentially terminal cancer of the lungs. Mesothelioma attorneys may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Quincy and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Quincy
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Quincy where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- Adm Quincy
- American Strawboard Company
- Beat E Plumbing & Heating Company
- Blessing Hospital
- Can-Am Industries
- Central Fibre Products Company
- Dick Brothers Brewing Company
- Economy Mechanical Industrial
- Electric Wheel Company
- Gardner-Denver Corp
- Heidbreder Brothers
- Hygrade Food Products Corporation
- Illinois Soldiers and Sailors Home
- Independent Light and Power Company
- Moorman Manufacturing
- North Star Egg Case Company
- Packaging Corporation of America
- Quincy Gas Electric and Heating. Company
- Quincy Senior High School
- Quincy Soybean Company
- Thompson Houston Electric Light and Power Company
- Titan Wheel International
- Weis Papermill Company
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Quincy, 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
Cleanup crews have begun asbestos abatement work at the abandoned Pillsbury Mills Plant in Springfield, Illinois.
A partner who helped with the demolition of the former Pillsbury Mills plant is facing federal indictment for improper asbestos removal.