Binghamton, New York
The city of Binghamton, New York is located in the southern part of the state, near the Pennsylvania border. As the county seat for Broome County, this city of 47,380 is a center of government and industry for the area. Located at the juncture of the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers, Binghamton flourished as a vital transportation hub in the 19th century, and was noted for the manufacture of cigars, shoes and other products. Today, though some manufacturing remains, Binghamton's economic base has shifted to the high-tech, aerospace, healthcare and higher education fields. The city also offers a variety of cultural attractions, including a zoo, the Kopernik Space Center observatory, and six working antique carousels.
Binghamton was settled around 1802, and incorporated as a town in 1834. The Chenango Canal, and later the Erie railroad (1848), made transporting goods cheaper and easier, and wartime manufacturing contributed to Binghamton’s rapid growth. After the Civil War, the industrial boom continued as new businesses opened and immigrant workers arrived. By 1890, Binghamton had become the country's second-largest cigar producer, with more than fifty factories dedicated to making the hand-rolled smokes. The cigar industry declined with automation and changing tastes, but the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Corporation, established in 1899, soon took its place. By the mid-1940s, it was the city's largest employer and chief benefactor, donating land for parks, churches, and two libraries. In the early 20th century, two companies foreshadowed a turn towards technology: the Bundy Manufacturing Company (est. 1889), which went on to become International Business Machines, and Link Aviation, Inc., which developed the first flight simulator. The end of the Cold War brought an economic slump, as companies such as Ansco and General Electric left the area. The high-tech industry eventually recovered, however, and IBM, Lockheed Martin, and BAE Systems are all prominent employers today.
Binghamton's history of industrial activity and periods of urban renewal make asbestos exposure, and the risk of mesothelioma, an ongoing concern. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma cancer centers located in or near Binghamton at the bottom of this page. Mesothelioma attorneys may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Binghamton.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Binghamton
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Binghamton where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- Agfa-Ansco Corporation
- Anitec Image Corporation
- Ansco, Inc.
- Binghamton Boys Club
- Binghamton City Hall
- Binghamton City Water Works
- Binghamton General Hospital
- Binghamton Housing Authority
- Binghamton Industrial Supply Company, Inc.
- Binghamton Light Heat and Power Company
- Binghamton State Hospital
- Binghamton Street Railway Company
- Binghamton Water Works
- Broome County Infirmary
- Crandal Stone Company
- Federal Courtroom.
- First City National Bank
- General Aniline & Film Corp
- Harper College
- Harpur Library Building
- Joseph P. Noyes
- Krolhler Manufacturing Company
- New York State Electric & Gas Corp
- New York Telephone Company
- State Hospital
- State University of New York
- Suny At Binghamton - Biology Psychology Building
Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Binghamton, New York
For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Binghamton, New York. 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.
Hematology and Oncology Associates of Central New York
5008 Brittonfield Parkway
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Distance: 66.9 miles
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Binghamton, New York
Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in New York, 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 New York
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