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Kokomo, Indiana

Kokomo is a city in and the county seat of Howard County, Indiana. With a population of more than 45,000 citizens, Kokomo is Indiana’s 13th largest city. It is also the larger principal city of the Kokomo-Peru Combined Statistical Area, which includes all of Howard and Tipton counties.

Initially a trading post for commerce between Native Americans and European-Americans in the early 19th century, Kokomo incorporated as a city in 1865. In 1886, natural gas was discovered in Kokomo, leading to a "boom" in business. The Diamond Plate Glass Company began in Kokomo in 1887, attracted by the inexpensive and plentiful natural gas. This company later became part of Pittsburgh Plate Glass, or PPG. The Kokomo Opalescent Glass Works started making stained glass in Kokomo in 1888 and has been in continuous operation ever since. Kokomo is officially known as the "City of Firsts" for, among other achievements, being a pioneer of United States automobile manufacturing, with Elwood Haynes test-driving his early internal combustion engine auto in the city in 1894. Haynes and his associates built several more autos over the next few years; the Haynes-Apperson Automobile Company for mass-production of commercial autos was established in Kokomo in 1898. Haynes went on to invent stainless steel flatware in 1912. In 1938, the Delco Radio Division of General Motors (now Delphi) developed the first push button car radio. Today, Delco distinguishes itself as a top employer in Kokomo. Other large employers include Kokomo Casting Plant, Chrysler, Indiana Transmission, and General Motors.

Kokomo, Indiana has a history of heavy industry, much of it concentrated in the first half of the 20th century, when asbestos-containing materials were widely used. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma. If you were exposed to asbestos in Kokomo, you may benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Kokomo

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

  • American Radiator and Standard Sanitary Corp
  • Bell Telephone Office Building
  • Cabot Corporation
  • Central Indiana Power Company
  • Chrysler Corporation
  • Como Chemical Company
  • Continental Steel Corporation
  • Delco Electronics
  • Delco Radio Division of Gmc
  • Dirilyte Company of America, Inc
  • Eli Lilly Plant
  • Gamrath Aluminum Division
  • General Electric Company
  • General Electric Realty Company
  • General Motors
  • Gmc Delco Radio Div
  • Hansell Coal Company
  • Haynes Stellite Div
  • Indiana Railways and Light Company
  • Kingston Products
  • Knerr Board and Paper Company
  • Kokomo Die Casting
  • Kokomo Foundry
  • Kokomo Marion and Western Fraction Company
  • Kokomo Public Schools
  • Newlon Metals
  • Penn-Dixie Steel
  • Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company
  • Public Service Company of Indiana, Inc.
  • Refractory Metals & Machine Shop
  • Rossiter Mac Govern Electric Company
  • St. Joseph Memorial Hospital
  • Union Carbide Corporation

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Kokomo, Indiana

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


Hansen Life Sciences Research Building
201 S. University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Distance: 41.4 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Kokomo, Indiana

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

Dr. Michael Slaughter
St. Francis Cancer Center
Indiana Oncology Hematology Consultants
8111 S. Emerson Avenue, Suite A
Indianapolis, IN 46237

Distance: 55.7 miles

Dr. Anita Conte
St. Francis Cancer Center
Indiana Oncology Hematology Consultants
8111 S. Emerson Avenue, Suite A
Indianapolis, IN 46237

Distance: 55.7 miles

Dr. Laurence Bates
St. Francis Cancer Center
Indiana Oncology Hematology Consultants
8111 S. Emerson Avenue, Suite A
Indianapolis, IN 46237

Distance: 55.7 miles

Dr. Randall Trowbridge
St. Francis Cancer Center
Indiana Oncology Hematology Consultants
8111 S. Emerson Avenue, Suite A
Indianapolis, IN 46237

Distance: 55.7 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Kokomo, Indiana

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

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