Located in the south central portion of the state, Billings is the largest city in Montana and serves as county seat of Yellowstone County. Since its founding as a railroad town in 1877, the city has earned the nickname “Magic City” due to the community’s rapid growth in its early years. In 1882, Billings became an official incorporated city.
Billings’ initial development was centered on the North Pacific and Great Northern rail lines that laid tracks through the city. The community flooded with new settlers and experienced a homestead boom unlike any other. By 1915, oil had been discovered and the first commercial well was drilled, reaching 1,900 feet deep without encountering water along the way. The presence of oil attracted several companies to Billings, including Conoco Oil Refinery (originally known as Continental Oil Company), Exxon Corporation, and Humble Oil & Refining Company. The refineries of Exxon Montana and Conoco Montana continue operations in Billings today, making it the oil-refining capital of the northern Rockies. Billings’ present-day economy has also turned the city into the trade and distribution center for Montana, Northern Wyoming, and western portions of North Dakota and South Dakota. Major companies located in Billings include Stillwater Mining Company, Westerns Plains Machinery, Exxon/Mobil, ConocoPhillips, GM, and General Electric.
We have confirmed that Billings has numerous industrial and manufacturing sites where asbestos exposure occurred over the years. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk to develop mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Billings, you may benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Billings
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Billings where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
- Billings Laundry
- Billings Mutual Heating Company
- Billings Sugar Company
- Billings Utility Company
- Conoco Montana
- Conoco Oil Refinery
- Continental Oil Company
- Curette Plant Power House
- E.J. Bartells
- Exxon Corporation
- Exxon Montana
Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Billings, Montana
For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Billings, Montana. 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.
Billings Clinic Cancer Center
801 North 29th Street
Billings, MT 59101
Distance: 9.8 miles
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Billings, Montana
Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Montana, 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 Montana
New state laws could put an end to the Montana State Fund, which helps pay for asbestos-related workers compensation claims. Read more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.
Victims of asbestos exposure in Libby, Montana, could retain special provisions for healthcare in the proposed American Health Care Act. Read more at Mesothelioma.com.