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Salina, Kansas

The City of Salina is the county seat of Saline County, Kansas. Located in the north central region of Kansas, Salina has a population of nearly 48,000 residents. Salina is centrally situated in a major wheat producing area, and is an important transport and manufacturing hub, accessible by four interstate highways, as well as the Union Pacific Railroad and Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad. The importance of wheat to the local economy is reflected in the design of Sacred Heart Cathedral, whose bell tower resembles a grain elevator. Salina is home to several colleges and universities, including Brown Mackie College and Kansas Wesleyan University, and hosts a national women's college basketball tournament each year. The city also has more than a dozen late 19th and early 20th century buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Salina was founded as a trading post on the Smoky Hill Trail in 1858. With the arrival of the Union Pacific Railroad in 1867, Salina began to grow, and was incorporated as a city in 1870. Early commerce centered on the cattle and grain trades. Related industries followed, and by 1880, Salina had steam-powered flour mills, a carriage works and farm equipment manufacturer. The Lee Mercantile Company began producing Lee denim jeans in 1889. In 1943, the United States Army established an airfield that eventually became Schilling Air Force Base, and attracted a new round of aviation-related manufacturers such as Hawker Beechcraft, which recently announced it would close the Salina plant. Salina maintains a strong manufacturing base today with such diverse employers as frozen pizza maker Tony's Pizza and vehicle battery maker Exide Technologies. Farm machinery maker Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc. was founded in Salina and has its corporate headquarters here.

Salina's history of wheat processing and manufacturing makes asbestos exposure an ongoing concern. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related disease. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma cancer centers in and around Salina at the bottom of this page. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Salina, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Salina

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

  • Crede Foundry
  • International Milling Company
  • Kansas Ice and Storage Company
  • Kansas Power & Light Company
  • Missile Base
  • Salina Light Power and Gas Company
  • Salina Paper Manufacturing Company
  • Schilling Air Force Base
  • Smoky Hill, Inc.
  • United Power and Light Corporation
  • Westinghouse

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Salina, Kansas

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

Heritage Plaza Medical Building
818 N. Emporia
Suite 403
Wichita, KS 67214

Distance: 80.0 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Salina, Kansas

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Kansas, 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 Exposure Across the U.S.

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Blog


January 20, 2017
Emily Walsh

The Importance of Grief Counseling for Mesothelioma Patients and Families

“Mesothelioma is a disease that comes with a grim outlook with only an average of 8% of patients who survive five years after their diagnosis. Because it has such a poor prognosis, a big part of treating mesothelioma – or any form of cancer, really – includes addressing mental impact it has on patients and their family members.”