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Grand Haven, Michigan

Grand Haven is a city in Michigan located on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Grand River. Incorporated as a city in 1867, Grand Haven has a population over 10,400; it serves as the county seat of Ottawa County and is part of the Holland-Grand Haven Metropolitan Area.

The city dates it’s founding to French settlers and a fur-trading outpost called Gabagouache. The trading post was later taken over by business tycoon, John Jacob Astor and the American Fur Company and became a hub of economic activity in the area. In the mid-to-late 1800s, Grand Haven developed into a logging, lumber mill and shipping area, as well as a shipbuilding center. During the early 1900s, Grand Haven was as a manufacturing hub for the area producing everything from automobiles to car parts to furniture to lighting and pianos. Grand Haven was home to The Story and Clark Piano Company from 1900-1984. Today, the city is an active resort, boating, fishing, and port community, which boasts over 100 miles of bike trails, a state beach, boardwalk, two lighthouses, a pier, a large charter fishing fleet, and a Great Lakes port, where it imports limestone, slag, cement and coal while exporting sand.

Grand Haven, Michigan has a long tradition of manufacturing in industries known for their use of asbestos materials. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for asbestos cancer, including mesothelioma. We provide information about mesothelioma cancer centers in and around Grand Haven at the bottom of this page. If you were exposed to asbestos in Grand Haven, you may benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Grand Haven

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

  • Board of Light and Power
  • Challence Refrigerator Company
  • Challenge Stamping & Porcelain Company
  • City County Building
  • City Hall
  • Eagle Ottawa Leather Company
  • Grand Haven Power Plant
  • J B Sims Plant
  • North Ottowa Community Hospital
  • Sims Powerhouse
  • Story & Clark Piano Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Grand Haven, Michigan

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

2520 Elisha Avenue
Zion, IL 60099

Distance: 97.1 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Grand Haven, 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.

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.

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