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Asbestos Exposure in Gulfport, MS

Gulfport, with a population of nearly 68,000, is the second largest city in Mississippi. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, Gulfport is an active seaport whose activities provide a substantial segment of the city's economic base. The Gulf Coast, with its miles of beaches, sport fishing, golfing and resort casinos is also a boon to Gulfport's tourism industry. On nearby Ship Island stands Fort Massachusetts, a brick-built fort constructed after the War of 1812, and preserved as part of the Gulf Coast National Seashore. Gulfport is also home to Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport, established in 1942 and currently the East Coast home of the Seabees, the Navy's skilled construction branch. The city is served by Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport.

Gulfport was founded by William H. Hardy, president of the Gulf and Ship Island Railroad, as a lumber shipping center. His successor, Joseph T. Jones, took up where Hardy left off, and by 1902 had dredged a harbor and opened a shipping lane to the Atlantic Ocean. The City of Gulfport was incorporated in 1898. Gulfport also became a tourist destination early on. A 1912 magazine touts Gulfport as a resort community with fishing and golf, hunting, tennis and scenic drives. By the middle of the 20th century, Gulfport had established a Coca-Cola bottling plant, and Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation's extruded-aluminum plant. The Edgewater Gulf Shopping Center was built in 1960. Other businesses of the day included Colonial Bakery Company, Gulfport Piping Company, Irby Brothers Machine and Iron Works, and retailers J.C. Penney and Sears. Today, Gulfport employers include shipbuilders Trinity Yachts, U.S. Marine Incorporated, and Gulf Ship, as well as manufacturers Northrop Grumman and Seeman Composites Inc. Although Gulfport suffered severe damage from Hurricane Katrina, the economy is recovering, and a project to restore early 19th-century building facades in the downtown area is underway.

Gulfport has a continuing history of manufacturing and construction activity that makes asbestos exposure, and the risk of mesothelioma cancer, a concern for workers. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma cancer centers located in or near Gulfport at the bottom of this page. Asbestos lawyers may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Gulfport.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Gulfport

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

  • Associated Piping & Engineering Company, Inc.
  • Atlantic Gulf Ito
  • Foster Wheeler
  • Glenbrook Lab
  • Gulf Development Company
  • Gulf Naval Store
  • Gulfport and Mississippi Coast Traction Company
  • Gulfport Creosoting Company
  • Gulfport Navy Base
  • Indal Aluminum
  • Industrial Steel & Machine
  • Jack Watson Power Plant
  • Mandal Roofing
  • Mississippi Power Company
  • Olin Aluminum
  • Olin Mathieson
  • Phillips Milk of Magnesia Company
  • Reichold Chemical
  • Sterling Health
  • Struthers Wells Corporation
  • Toche Enterprise
  • Trinity Marine Group

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Gulfport, Mississippi

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


Ochsner Medical Center
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121

Distance: 70.5 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Gulfport, Mississippi

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

Dr. W. Charles Conway, II
Ochsner Cancer Institute
Ochsner Medical Center
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121

Distance: 70.5 miles

Dr. Brian L. Pettiford
Ochsner Cancer Institute
Ochsner Medical Center
1514 Jefferson Hwy.
New Orleans, LA 70121

Distance: 70.5 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Gulfport, Mississippi

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Mississippi, 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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