Situated near the eastern shore of Lake Michigan on Lake Macatawa, Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula, Michigan. Holland occupies nearly 18 square miles in Ottawa and Allegan counties and is part of the Holland-Grand Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area. Holland is home to Hope College, a private four-year liberal arts college. Since 1929, Holland has hosted the annual Tulip Time Festival to celebrate the city’s Dutch heritage and culture, drawing approximately one million tourists to the area.
Holland was founded by Dutch Americans in 1847 and later incorporated as a city in 1867. By the end of the 19th century, Holland’s transportation facilities fueled much economic growth, including new furniture and other manufacturing plants, lumber-related industries, and a thriving agricultural market. This era also marked the beginning of Holland’s long history as a tourist destination. The early 20th century brought even more industries to Holland such as the Holland Furnace company and the Bush and Lane Piano Company. During the Great Depression many of the city’s furniture factories closed. Despite the hard times, many area farmers earned a good living, and many failed businesses were succeeded by new enterprises that sustained the local economy. During World War II, many of the city’s businesses manufactured vital defense needs. In the late 20th century, Holland began to revitalize the downtown with the restoration of the Amtrak Railroad Station, the conversion of the old Post Office into the Holland Museum, and Hope College’s restoration of the Knickerbocker Theatre. Today, among the area's largest employers are Herman-Miller, Johnson Controls, Gentex, and Haworth.
Holland’s history of manufacturing and construction, much of it concentrated during a period when asbestos-containing materials were widely used, makes asbestos exposure an ongoing concern. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for malignant mesothelioma. Mesothelioma attorneys may also be able to assist if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Holland, Michigan.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Holland
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Holland where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- Beech-Nut, Inc.
- Board of Public Works
- Bohn Aluminum
- C.P. Limbert Company
- Central Elementary School
- Chemical Plant Facility
- City of Holland - Powerhouse
- Consumer Power Company
- Crusader Corp
- Dow Chemical
- Grusader Corp
- H J Heinz and Company
- Holland Board of Public Works
- Holland City Powerhouse
- Hope College
- Kent Holland Die Cast & Pltg
- Kepples Mason Supply Company
- Lindy-Aire Plant
- Ottawa Furniture Company
- Parke-Davis & Company
- Prince Corp
- Prince Manufacturing Company
- Sligh Furniture Company
- W. Michigan School Seat Company
- Walsh De Roo Milling Company
- Water Works and Lighting Plant
- West Michigan Furniture Company
Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Holland, Michigan
For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Holland, 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.
CTCA Midwestern Regional Medical Center
2520 Elisha Avenue
Zion, IL 60099
Distance: 93.2 miles
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
675 North St. Clair, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
Distance: 99.0 miles
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Holland, 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
Co-sponsored legislation has been proposed to create a national registry to monitor cancer diagnosis in firefighters. Read more about this important legislation at Mesothelioma.com.
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.