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Grand Rapids, Michigan

Asbestos Exposure in Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids is the seat of Kent County in western Michigan. Situated along the banks of the Grand River, about 40 miles east of Lake Michigan, Grand Rapids has a current population of over 188,000, making it the second largest city in Michigan. The city of Grand Rapids and surrounding communities are economically diverse, and contribute significantly to the health care, information technology, automotive, aviation manufacturing, and consumer goods manufacturing industries, among others. Grand Rapids was the hometown of Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States. He, along with his wife, former First Lady Betty Ford, is buried on the grounds of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids.

During the second half of the 19th century, Grand Rapids became a major lumbering center and the leading furniture manufacturing city in the United States, earning the city the nickname “Furniture City". Sligh Furniture Company was one of the first furniture manufacturers to operate in Grand Rapids. By the early 1900s, other notable furniture manufacturers such as Kindel Furniture Company, and the Hekman/Woodmark Furniture Company began designing and manufacturing traditional American furniture in the city. Today, Grand Rapids is considered a world leader in the production of office furniture. American Seating, Steelcase, and Haworth and Herman Miller are all major manufacturers of office furniture currently based in the Grand Rapids area.

For years, asbestos products were used at many jobsites in Grand Rapids, Michigan, which put workers and others at risk for asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma cancer. If you have been exposed to asbestos in Grand Rapids, you may benefit by seeking counsel from an asbestos law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Grand Rapids

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

  • A T & T Company
  • Acme Insulations, Inc.
  • Airport Siding
  • Aladdin Welding
  • Alex Stafford Siding
  • Alexander-Stafford Corporation
  • American Boxboard Company
  • American Seating Plant
  • Ap Green Firebrick Company of Mich
  • Arbuckle Ryan Company For Gand Rapids Gas Light Company
  • Architectural Systems Inc
  • B&G Terminal
  • Barclay Ayres & Bertsch
  • Belknap Wagon and Sleigh Company
  • Berkey & Gray Furniture Company
  • Bissell Plant
  • Blanding Paper Company
  • Blodgett Memorial Hospital
  • Board of Public Works
  • Bouma Tile & Acoustics Company
  • Brillcast Inc.
  • Burn Zol Company
  • C & O Railway Systems
  • C G A Voight and Company
  • Charles Sheppard
  • Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Company
  • City County Building
  • Commonwealth Power Company
  • Comstock School
  • Consolidated Street Railway Company
  • Consumers Power Company
  • Customer Siding
  • Dan E Carne Station
  • David E Waters
  • Diesel Equipment
  • Eastern Michigan Power Company
  • Edison Electric Light Company
  • Elementary Boulevard School
  • Evans Products Company
  • Evert Asbestos Insulating Company
  • Fame Laundries, Inc.
  • Ferris State College
  • Fisher & Wright Inc.
  • Fisher Body Division
  • Fisher Body Power House
  • Fulton St. Plant
  • General Electric
  • General Motors Corporation
  • Georgia Pacific Corporation
  • Gerber Memorial Hospital
  • Gmc Diesel Equipment Div
  • Godwin School
  • Graceland Mausoleum
  • Grand Floor & Plastering Company
  • Grand Rapids Alloys
  • Grand Rapids Board of Education
  • Grand Rapids Brass Company
  • Grand Rapids Brewing Company
  • Grand Rapids Builders Supply
  • Grand Rapids Dowel Works
  • Grand Rapids Edison Company
  • Grand Rapids Electric Light and Power Company
  • Grand Rapids Electric Light and Power Company
  • Grand Rapids Gas Light Company
  • Grand Rapids Hand Screw Company
  • Grand Rapids Muskegon Power Company
  • Grand Rapids Pulp and Paper Company
  • Grand Rapids Railway Company
  • Grand Rapids Smelting
  • Grand Rapids Stamping Div Gmc
  • Grand Rapids Water Works
  • Grand Rapids. Felt Boot Company
  • Haskelite Manufacturing Corporation
  • Hayes Body Corp
  • Hayes Manufacturing Company
  • Hekman Furniture Company
  • Helmer Realty
  • Herpolsheimer Siding
  • Herrud Meat Products Company
  • Holwerda-Huizinga Company - Boiler
  • Industrial Firebrick Corp
  • Ionia Memorial Hospital
  • Johnson Furniture Company
  • Keeler Brass Company
  • Kelvinator Plant
  • Kent Castings Company
  • Klise Building
  • Lacks Industries, Inc
  • Luce Furniture Company
  • M. Fisher Body Ph
  • Mc Inerney Spring and Wire Company
  • Model Coverall Service
  • Morton House
  • National Biscuit Company
  • Nbd
  • New Bissell Plant
  • New York Central
  • New York City Airport
  • Northeast Junior High School
  • Northeast Middle School
  • Ny Central Airport Team Track
  • Nyc Airport Siding
  • Oakdale School
  • Old Kent State Bank Building
  • Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation
  • Packaging Corporation of America
  • Perkins and Company
  • Portage High School
  • Reynolds Metals Company
  • Rockford High School
  • S&C Division Ocf
  • Saint Mary's Hospital
  • Salvation Army Hotel
  • Semet Solvay Company
  • Stafford Building
  • Stauffer Chemical
  • Steelcase, Inc
  • Stickley Brothers Company
  • Underwriter Laboratories
  • Union Bank & Trust Company
  • Union High School
  • Valley City Brick Company
  • Valley City Milling Company
  • Valley City Street and Cable Railway Company
  • Vander Woods Tracke
  • Vanderwaal Troske
  • Voigt Milling Company
  • W A Berkey Furniture Company
  • Weber Showcase & Fixture Company
  • White & White Drug Store
  • Whiting Corporation
  • Wolverine Brass
  • Wurzburg's Eastbrook Shopping Center

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Grand Rapids, 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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