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Marion, Indiana

The city of Marion, with a population of nearly 30,000, occupies 13.3 square miles in central Indiana, 29 miles northwest of Muncie, and 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Named in honor of Francis Marion, a Brigadier General from South Carolina in the American Revolutionary War, Marion developed rapidly and was declared the county seat of Grant County in 1831. Marion is the site of Indiana Wesleyan University, the largest private university in Indiana. One of the city's notable architectural landmarks is the extensive Marion High School campus, which includes a 1,468 seat community auditorium.

Marion grew slowly for more than 50 years as an agricultural trading center supported by small farm- and forest-related industries. In the 1880s, fields of natural gas were discovered across much of east-central Indiana, and Grant County began to grow at rapidly. Marion's prosperity experienced a plateau between the end of the gas boom, just prior to World War I, when the gas boom ended, and 1955, when General Motors located a stamping and tool plant there. The paper plate industry was born in Marion; five of the nation's nine plants were located in the city. Thomson SA's Marion facility was closed in 2004, leaving the city in an economic slump. Other Marion plant closures in the past few decades include those of Ball-Foster, SCM (later Ampad) Paper Company, and the Malleable Iron Works. In the mid to late 2000s, Marion made progress in attracting new businesses, however. Today, Marion's manufacturing sector produces automotive components, paper products, foundry products, machinery, wire, and cable. The area surrounding Marion is part of the Corn Belt; as such, agriculture remains a significant component of the region's economy. Corn, soybean, and hog production is supplemented by specialty crops such as tomatoes.

Marion's lengthy history of industry and construction makes asbestos exposure an ongoing concern for workers and others, who may be at risk for developing asbestos cancer. If you were diagnosed with asbestos cancer in Marion, Indiana, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Marion

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

  • Anaconda Wire & Cable Company
  • Bell Fibre Products Company
  • Board of Public Works
  • Dana Corp
  • Decatur Strawboard Company
  • Essex Wire Corporation
  • Fisher Body
  • Foster Forbes Glass Company
  • General Motors Corporation
  • General Tire & Rubber
  • Indiana and Michigan Electric Company
  • Indiana Board and Filler Company
  • Indiana General Service Company
  • Marion Branch National Home For Disabled Volunteer Soldiers
  • Marion High School
  • Marion Light and Heating Company
  • Marion Mall Iron Works
  • Marion Paper Company
  • Marion Water Works
  • National Can Corporation
  • National Home For D.V.S.
  • National Military Home
  • Novo Industrial
  • Osborn-Midwest Paper Company
  • Paranite Wire & Cable Company
  • Pope Foundry & Machine
  • R.C.A. Corporation
  • Radio Corporation of America
  • Shift & Company
  • Sweetser Lumber Company
  • T A Snider Preserve Company
  • Vieths Paper Mills
  • Western Drop Forge Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Marion, Indiana

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Marion, 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: 68.9 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Marion, Indiana

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Marion, 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: 65.5 miles

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

Distance: 65.5 miles

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

Distance: 65.5 miles

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

Distance: 65.5 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Marion, 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

Indiana State Department Being Taken to Court Over Asbestos Exposure Emails

The Indiana State Department of Environmental Management is being taken to court over emails about asbestos exposure.

Indiana Asbestos Exposure Law Deemed Unconstitutional

The Indiana Supreme Court struck down the state's unjust 10 year statute of repose because it treats similar asbestos victims differently.

Asbestos Exposure Across the U.S.

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Blog

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January 11, 2017
Jillian McKee

New Mesothelioma Clinical Trial Tests Immunotherapy Before Surgery

“Last fall, the Baylor College of Medicine Mesothelioma Treatment Center began running a new clinical trial that looks at how to use immunotherapy and surgery together as a more effective way to treat mesothelioma – an extremely rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.”