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Fulton, New York

The City of Fulton is located astride the Oswego River in Oswego County, New York. Fulton's proximity to Lake Ontario makes it subject to frequent heavy "lake-effect" snowfalls. Public park facilities on Lake Neahtawanta and other areas of town provide hiking trails, athletic fields and other outdoor activities. Although Fulton's manufacturing base remained relatively stable through the Great Depression, manufacturing has declined in recent decades as companies closed aging and outmoded factories.

Fulton was first incorporated as a town in 1835, the result of the merger of several small villages. In the early 19th century, the Oswego and Erie Canals opened up shipping access, and with the Oswego River providing water power, Fulton quickly became a manufacturing center. The east side was settled largely by English and Irish workers employed in the paper mills. On the west side, Erastus Kellogg and Abram Howe constructed the first of the textile mills that would become American Woolen Company in 1860. By 1901, the factory complex included six mills, a dye-house, machine shop, offices and a dining hall. The largely Polish and Italian workforce lived in company owned housing. The mills produced uniforms and other cloth goods for the United States Army before it closed in the early 1950s. The Peter Cailler Kohler Swiss Chocolate Company opened a chocolate factory in 1900. The plant, later owned by Nestlé, S.A., produced such iconic confectionary as the Nestlé Crunch bar and Nestlé Quik drink mix for more than 100 years, until it shut down in 2003. Other longtime Fulton business which have ceased production in recent years include Miller Brewing Company and Armstrong Cork. The Miller facility is currently in use as an ethanol processing plant.

Fulton has a substantial history of manufacturing and development in industries known for their use of asbestos-containing materials. Exposure to asbestos puts workers at risk for mesothelioma, a cancer of the lungs. Mesothelioma treatment facilities in and around Fulton are listed at the bottom of this page. If you were exposed to asbestos in Fulton, you may benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Fulton

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

  • American Woolen Company, Inc.
  • Armstrong Cork Company
  • Armstrong World Industries
  • Black & Clawson Company
  • Eureka Paper Company
  • Fulton Housing Project
  • Fulton Light, Heat and Power Company
  • Fulton Sheet Metal Company
  • Fulton Worsted Mills
  • General Foods Corporation
  • Henri Nestle
  • Mchenry - Millhouse Manufacturing Company
  • Nestle Company Inc
  • New England Engineering Company
  • Oswego Falls Corp
  • Oswego Falls Pulp & Paper
  • Peter Cailler Kohler Swiss Chocolate Company
  • Sealright Company
  • Societe Netsle
  • Victoria Paper Mills

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Fulton, New York

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


5008 Brittonfield Parkway
East Syracuse, NY 13057

Distance: 23.3 miles


Wilmot Cancer Center
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 704
Rochester, NY 14642

Distance: 64.4 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Fulton, 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.

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