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Battle Creek, Michigan

Battle Creek, a city in northwest Calhoun County, Michigan, is located at the confluence of the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek Rivers. It is the principal city of the Battle Creek, Michigan Metropolitan Statistical Area, and home to more than 50,000 residents. The Battle Creek Sanitarium (which is now the Battle Creek Federal Center building), remains as one of the tallest buildings in Battle Creek and is a historical marker to the city as well as to the state of Michigan.

The village of Battle Creek began as a market and mill center for prairie farmers. By the last part of the nineteenth century, the city developed into a majorindustrial center supplying a variety of goods, including agricultural machinery, steam pumps, violin strings and newspaper printing presses, to markets around the world. Notable companies at the time included Nichols and Shepard Company, Union Steam Pump, and Duplex Printing Press Company. Today, Battle Creek, known as the "Cereal City", is the home of Kellogg Company’s world headquarters. It is also the home of Post Cereals, which was at one point part of General Foods Corporation, then Kraft Foods, and is now part of Ralcorp. Other major corporate members of Battle Creek’s community include Denso Manufacturing, II Stanley Company, and Duncan Aviation. The city is revitalizing downtown to accommodate food science and other innovation industries. Battle Creek’s Air National Guard Base, commercial airport and industrial park are diversifying the city’s economy and attracting worldwide businesses for military, aviation, aerospace and alternative energy.

Battle Creek has a long history of heavy industry in fields known historically for their use of asbestos-containing materials. Workers who have been exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma, a cancer of the lungs. Mesothelioma cancer centers in and around Battle Creek are listed at the bottom of this page. Mesothelioma lawyers may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Battle Creek

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

  • Ak Zinn & Company
  • Altivity Packaging Llc
  • Battle Creek Box Company
  • Battle Creek Community Hospital
  • Battle Creek Gas Company
  • Battle Creek Sanitarium
  • Calhoun Gas Company
  • Citizens Electric Company
  • Commonwealth Power Company
  • Community Hospital
  • Consumers Power Company
  • Eaton Manufacturing
  • Franklin Iron and Metal Company
  • General Foods
  • Grand Trunk Western Railroad
  • Harper Creek School
  • Kellogg Company
  • Kraft Foods
  • Leila Y. Post Montgomery Hospital
  • Lila Post Hospital
  • M. W. Kellogg Company
  • Michigan Carton Company
  • Michigan Paperboard
  • Nichols and Shepard Company
  • Post Products
  • Postum Cereal Company Ltd.
  • Postum Company Inc.
  • Security National Bank
  • United Steel and Wire Company
  • V.A. Medical Center

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Battle Creek, Michigan

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

3232 Central Park West, Suite C
Toledo, OH 43617

Distance: 88.9 miles

1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Distance: 76.7 miles

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

Distance: 81.9 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Battle Creek, Michigan

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

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

Distance: 76.7 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Battle Creek, Michigan

Don’t lose your rights! 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.

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