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Mesothelioma and Asbestos in Michigan


For years the state of Michigan has been defined as the epicenter of the United States automotive industry. Hundreds of thousands of Michigan residents have formed the backbone of automobile construction in this country. Because asbestos use was such an integral part of this industry, it should come as no surprise that asbestos exposure was common among Michigan automotive and other industry workers.

Asbestos was fire-retardant and resistant to temperature exchange, making it an idea component for automotive parts like brake pads, gaskets, lining, exhaust systems, and thousands of other products. Asbestos fibers are very small, but easily inhaled. Often when in the process of assembling automobile and automobile parts, these fibers were abraded or chipped away and inhaled by those in the vicinity.

Those who regularly encountered asbestos in Michigan automobile plants or other industrial facilities are those most at risk of mesothelioma and other asbestos related disease. When asbestos is inhaled, it bonds to the outer layers of the lung and other internal structures, causing inflammation and irritation of this tissue, eventually laying the groundwork for mesothelioma cancer and other respiratory complications.

Asbestos Exposure in Michigan

Automotive industry plants and facilities represent the backbone of the regional economy, and considering these were asbestos-heavy industries, they represent the majority of asbestos exposure jobsites in Michigan. The Ford Motor Company, General Motors, and their related processing plants are all potentially asbestos exposure jobsites, though the material has been strictly regulated since the late 1970s by the Environmental Protection Agency and Consumer Product Safety Commission. Lake Michigan also presents a major artery of the Great Lakes shipping routes and Michigan shipyards such as the Defoe Shipyard also represent asbestos exposure jobsites.

Treatment for Asbestos Disease in Michigan

The University of Michigan Health System is one of the country's finest and among the physicians trained through its associated programs, many have become well versed in asbestos related disease and respiratory complications. Mesothelioma is just one of the many respiratory conditions being studied by Michigan thoracic and cardiothoracic oncologists. Asbestos disease specialists can be found at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit as well as at other medical centers in other major cities in Michigan

Michigan Cities Where Asbestos Exposure Occurred

Provided below is a list of cities in the state of Michigan where asbestos jobsites are known to have been located. If you worked at any of these companies and/or jobsites in Michigan, there is a possibility that you may have been exposed to harmful asbestos which is known to cause mesothelioma. Click on any link to view a complete list of jobsites in that city.

Asbestos Exposure at Michigan Jobsites

If someone you know has ever worked at one of the Jobsites listed below, they may have been exposed to high levels of asbestos. Asbestos exposure at any one of these Jobsites could put them at risk to develop one of the following asbestos related diseases: malignant mesothelioma (a terminal cancer), asbestos related lung cancer, or asbestosis

Benton Harbor

  • Benton Harbor Malleable Corp
  • Coloma Building
  • Cook Nuclear Power Plant
  • Harbor Metal Treating Company
  • Saranac Machine Company
  • St. Joseph and Benton Harbor Railway
  • Universal Looseleaf Corp
  • Whirlpool

Big Rapids

  • Alexander-Stafford Corporation
  • Ferris Institute
  • Ferris State College
  • Ferris State University
  • Hanchett Manufacturing Company
  • Holwerda Hoizenga Company
  • Michigan Consolidated Gas Company
  • P Rr Rft House
  • Pumping Station

Boyne City

  • Advance Steam Plant
  • Michigan 47 Steam Plant
  • Northern Michigan Elec Coop Inc
  • Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation
  • Wolverine Power Supply Coop


  • Bridgeport Community Church
  • Bridgeport High School
  • Detroit, Flint and Saginaw Railway Company
  • Frumburger Furnaces
  • Robert O. Williams, Inc.
  • Saginaio and Flint Railway


  • Brand Insulation
  • Bridgeman Nuclear Plant
  • Donald C Cook Nuclear Plantt
  • Indiana Michigan Electric Company


  • Capac Elementary School
  • Capac Industries Inc.
  • Capac Paper Company
  • Pilgrim Paper Company
  • Saint Clair Paper Company


  • Big Rock Point Nuclear Power Plant
  • Charlevoix Elect Light and Water Wrks
  • Consumers Power Company
  • Medusa Portland Cement
  • National Construction. Company
  • West Michigan Sugar Company


  • Battle Creek Foundry Company
  • Behnke Plumbing & Heating
  • Charlotte Chair
  • Charlotte High School
  • Owens Corning Fiberglass


  • Chelsea Municipal Electric Light and Water Works
  • Chelsea School
  • Glazier Stove Company
  • Lewis Spring and Axle Company
  • Municipal Electric Light Water Company
  • White Portland Cement Company


  • American International Al
  • Climax Molybdenum Company
  • Coldwater Powerhouse
  • Coldwater State Home & Training School
  • Darling International
  • Industrial Piping & Engineering
  • Municipal Electric Plant
  • Municipal Power Plant
  • Quality Aluminum Products Company
  • State Hospital
  • Training School
  • W A Coombs Milling Company


  • Allied Chemical Solvay
  • Detroit Edison Company
  • Scott Paper Company
  • Scott Paper Mill
  • Semet-Solvay Company
  • Wheeling Coke Ovens


  • Beckwith Company
  • Consolidated Die Castings Company
  • Consolidated Oil
  • Du Wel Aluminum Prod
  • Estate of P.D. Beckwith Inc
  • Jessco Inc
  • Round Oak Stove Works

East Lansing

  • General Motors
  • Harry Hill Vocational School
  • Michigan Aeronautics Commission
  • Michigan State University
  • Olin Health Center
  • Pesticide Research Center
  • Spitzley Corporation
  • Su Pesticide Research Center


  • Consumers Power Company
  • Erie Power House
  • Erie Senior High School
  • Erie Steam Plant
  • Jr Whiting
  • P Whiting Plant


  • Consumers Energy Company
  • Consumers Power Company
  • Karn
  • Weadock Power Plant


  • Farmington Community School
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Mac Farlane & Mays Company
  • Sisters of Mercy Hospital
  • Turbo Tool


  • Ethyl Corporation
  • Ferndale High School
  • Reichhold Chemicals, Inc.
  • Steel and Tubes, Inc.

Filer City

  • American Box Board Company
  • American Pulp and Paper Company
  • Filer Fibre Company
  • Great Lakes Chemical Corporation
  • Packaging Corporation of America
  • Tenneco Packaging

Grand Blanc

  • Boc Group of Gmc
  • Fisher Body
  • General Motors
  • Grand Blanc Tank Plant


  • Consumers Power Company
  • Greenville High School
  • Uncle Ben's Food
  • Waste Water Treatment Plant


  • Briggs Manufacturing Company
  • Chrysler Corporation
  • Dodge-Main Plant
  • Hamtramck Assembly Plant
  • Michigan Steel Tube
  • Swedish Crucible Company

Harbor Beach

  • Detroit Edison Company
  • E Harbor Beach Power Station
  • Harbor Beach Generating Station
  • Harbor Steam Power Station
  • Hercules Powder Company
  • Hercules, Inc.
  • Huron Milling Company


  • E.W. Bliss Company
  • Hastings Cabinet Company
  • Hastings Wool Boot Company
  • International Seal and Lock Company
  • Stark Engineering
  • Thornapple Electric Company

Highland Park

  • Chrysler Corporation
  • Chrysler Long Plant
  • Chrysler Motors Corporation
  • Detroit United Railway Company
  • Detroit Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor Railway Company
  • Highland Park Community College
  • Highland Park High School


  • Allied Products
  • Bailey Elementary School
  • Board of Public Works
  • F.W. Stock and Sons
  • Garwood Industries
  • Hillsdale Foundry
  • Hillsdale Hospital


  • Dow Medical Products Building
  • Hoover - Damor Division
  • Howell High School
  • Howell Plastics
  • Howell Schools
  • Livingston County Care Center
  • Master-Cast Company


  • Capital Wagon Works
  • Ionia High School
  • Ionia State Hospital
  • Ionia State Prison
  • Ionia Wagon Company


  • Ahonen Lumber Company
  • Ashland Iron Mining Company
  • Aurora Iron Mining Company
  • Gogebic Community College
  • Ironwood Products
  • Newport Iron Company
  • Norrie Mine
  • Oliver Iron Mining Company


  • Ap Green Refractories Company
  • Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company
  • Cliffs Power & Light Company
  • Marquette County Gas and Electric Company


  • Lapeer State Home & Training Center
  • Lapeer State Home and Training School
  • Michigan Home and Training School
  • Zemmer Junior High

Lincoln Park

  • Bureau of Yards & Docks
  • Ford Motor Company


  • Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company
  • Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Company
  • Consumers Power
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Foster
  • Harbison Walker Plant
  • Ludington Pump Station
  • Martin Marietta Plant
  • Morton Salt Company

Madison Heights

  • Bendix Corporation
  • Commercial Steel
  • Commercial Steel Treating Company
  • Johnson Insulation
  • Royal Oak Heating Treating, Inc.

Marine City

  • Detroit Edison
  • Marine City Stave Company
  • St. Clair Power Station


  • Belle River Plant
  • Consumer Power
  • Detroit Edison Company
  • Liquid Gas Plant
  • Marysville Power Plant


  • American Rule and Block Company
  • J W Wells Lumber Company
  • Marathon Corporation
  • Michigan Electrochemical Company
  • Scott Paper Company
  • St. Joseph'S-Lloyd Hospital
  • Superior Sugar Refining Company


  • Austin Company
  • Bay City
  • Consumer Power Company
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Dow Chemical Plant
  • Dow Corning Corporation
  • Dow High School
  • Hollinger & Company
  • L&S Insulation
  • Midland Center For The Arts
  • Midland Nuclear Plant
  • Muskegon Paper Mill
  • Northwood Institute
  • South Side Power Plant


  • Du Pont De Nemours Company
  • Dupont Chemical
  • E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Company
  • Hooker Electrochemical Company
  • Occidental Chemical Corporation
  • Ooker Electrochemical

Mount Clemens

  • Christian Clemens School
  • Monitor Sugar Company
  • Mount Clemens Pottery
  • Selfridge Air Force Base
  • St Joseph Hosp

Mount Pleasant

  • Central Michigan University
  • Mount Pleasant State Home For Boys
  • Mount Pleasant Sugar Company
  • National Construction Company


  • Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company
  • Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company
  • Empire Iron Mining
  • Mass Mine
  • Negaunee and Ishpeming Street Railway Company
  • Pioneer Pellet Plant Eagle Mills


  • Forest Products Chemical Company
  • Kimberly Clark Corp
  • Michigan Iron Company
  • Newberry State Hospital
  • Newbery Furnace Company
  • Robbins Flooring Company
  • U.P. Hospital For Insane
  • Upper Peninsula Hosptl.For The Insane
  • Upper Peninsular Hospital For The Insane


  • Detroit Edison
  • Detroit Edison Company
  • Detroit Edison Company
  • Enrico Fermi - Unit #2
  • Power Reactor Development Company


  • Garden City Fan & Blower Company
  • Iles Manufacturing Company
  • Kawneer Manufacturing Company
  • National Standard Company
  • New York Central Rr Company
  • Niles Manufacturing Company
  • Niles Manufacturing Company
  • Niles Steel Tank Company
  • Nyc Railroad Diesel Engine Repair Shop
  • Ohio Paper Company
  • Park Manor


  • Detroit Bd of Health
  • Detroit Sanitorium
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Haller Inc.
  • W.H. Maybury Sanitorium

Oak Park

  • Detroit Warehouse
  • J P Stocks
  • Oak Park Railroad Yard
  • Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation
  • Quality Steel Treat Company
  • Stanley Steamer


  • Controls Company of America
  • Field Manufacturing Company
  • Ford Hardward and Accessories Div
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Telephone Building
  • Owosso Carunna Electric Company
  • Owosso Manufacturing Company
  • Owosso Sugar Company
  • Redmond Company Inc.


  • Cleveland Cliffs Iron
  • Empire Iron Mining


  • Associated Spring
  • Burroughs Corp
  • Detroit Transmission Div, Gmc
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors Corp
  • Michigan Bell Telephone
  • Plymouth Fertilizer
  • Titan Refining Company
  • Wayne County Training School


  • Nazareth College
  • Pfizer
  • Upjohn Company


  • Cleveland Cliffs Iron
  • Marquette Iron
  • Marquette Iron Mining
  • Republic Iron Company
  • Republic Mines


  • Detroit and Lake Orion Company
  • Detroit United Railway
  • Higbie Manufacturing
  • J.J. Kennedy
  • Lake Orion Railroad
  • Oakland University
  • Parke Davis Laboratories
  • Western Knitting Mills Inc.

Royal Oak

  • Beaumont Hospital
  • Bendix Corporation
  • Dow Chemical
  • Kimball High School
  • Parker Elementary School

Saint Clair

  • Belle River Plant
  • Detroit Edison Company
  • Diamond Crystal Salt Company
  • St. Clair Power Station

Saint Joseph

  • Auto Specialties Company
  • Brown Elementary School
  • Brown Elementary School
  • Cooper, Wells and Company
  • Industrial Rubber Goods Div
  • Paramount Die Casting
  • Saint Joseph's Hospital
  • Sanitary Cleaners
  • St. Joseph and Benton Harbor Railway
  • Whirlpool Seeger Corporation

Sault Saint Marie

  • Edison Sault Electric Company
  • Mich. Lake Supower Power Company
  • Sault St. Marie High School
  • United States Army Corps of Engineers
  • Us Government St Mary Falls Canal

South Haven

  • Bator Industries, Inc
  • Bechtel Corporation
  • Bohn Aluminum & Brass Corp
  • Consumers Power
  • Palisades Nuclear Power Plant
  • Power Service Corp
  • Power Station
  • Sator Industries
  • Waste Water Treatment Plant

Stoney Creek

  • Detroit Edison Company
  • Power Reactors Development Corporation


  • Grav-I-Flo Corp
  • M & R Dietetic Laboratories, Inc.
  • Ross Products
  • Sturgis Elementary Schools
  • Sturgis Hospital
  • Sturgis Memorial Hospital

Traverse City

  • Bay Street Station
  • City of Traverse City Electric Light and Power Department
  • Michigan Electric Light and Power Department
  • Michigan Starch Company
  • Munson Hospital
  • Northern Michigan Asylum
  • Oval Wood Dish Company
  • Traverse City Light and Power
  • Water Filtration Plant


  • Budd Company
  • Troy High School
  • Troy Montessori School
  • Troy Schools
  • United Shirt and Collar Company


  • Eloise General Hospital
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Lincoln Mercury Siding
  • Mercury Station Wagon Plant

West Olive

  • Campbell
  • Cms Energy Corporation
  • Consumers Energy Company
  • Consumers Power Company
  • James H Campbell Plant

White Pine

  • Arkell Company White Pine Copper Mine
  • Copper Range Company
  • White Pine Copper Company
  • White Pine Copper Mine
  • White Pine Powerhouse
  • White Pine School


  • Consumers Power Company
  • Zilwaukee Powerhouse

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers in Michigan

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located in Michigan. 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.

4100 John R Street
Detroit, MI 48201

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Cancer Care Center
5301 Huron River Drive, Suite C-139
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Marquette General Health System
580 West College Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855

Mesothelioma Doctors in Michigan

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

Dr. Shirish M. Gadgeel
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
4100 John R Street
Detroit, MI 48201

Dr. Gregory P. Kalemkerian
University of Michigan Health System
Cancer Center Floor B1 Reception C
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., SPC 5912
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Filing an Asbestos Claim in Michigan

As with most cases, Michigan's exact procedures for which asbestos claimants may file suit against manufacturers vary. Michigan civil law dictates that asbestos claims must be processed no more than 3 years following the discovery or an asbestos related health condition.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Michigan, 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 Michigan

Firefighter Database Could Aid Mesothelioma and Other Cancer Research

Co-sponsored legislation has been proposed to create a national registry to monitor cancer diagnosis in firefighters. Read more about this important legislation at

Detroit Teaching Inmates How to Remove Asbestos Safely

The City of Detroit is using a $4.5 million grant to prepare inmates for jobs in removing asbestos from buildings owned by the city.

Asbestos Exposure Across the U.S.


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