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Johnson City, New York

Johnson City is a village of approximately 16,500 residents in the state of New York. The Oakdale Mall, the area's largest indoor mall, and United Health Services-Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center draw additional workers and visitors to the former factory town daily. Your Home Public Library, a Late Victorian-style residence built in 1885 out of brick from a local brick yard, was converted to a library in 1917, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A pair of historic stone arches proclaim Johnson City "The Home of the Square Deal," a reference to Johnson City benefactor.

Johnson City is an example of a late 19th-century "company town." It grew up around, and for many years was largely dependent on, a single corporation - the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Company. In 1890, the Lester Brothers Boot & Shoe Company moved their business to the Town of Union, establishing a small village that would be incorporated as Lestershire in 1892. In 1890, the business was sold to Henry Bradford Endicott, who went into partnership with George F. Johnson in 1899, forming the Endicott-Johnson Corporation. In 1916, the village was renamed Johnson City. Johnson City flourished through the first half of the depression, thanks to the company's "Square Deal" - an example of welfare capitalism that provided workers with good wages, generous benefits and municipal improvements, but also gave the company a great deal of control over local development and government. Endicott-Johnson was a successful company, producing 52 million pairs per year during World War II, and providing libraries, theaters, parks and grocery stores for the town. Although the company still exists as the EJ Footwear unit of Rocky Shoes & Boots, Inc., it no longer has operations in Johnson City. Some of the factory buildings have been torn down, others converted for business use, and Johnson City has turned towards retail and social services to supplement its economy.

Johnson City's active history of manufacturing and construction makes asbestos exposure an ongoing concern. Workers exposed to asbestos are at risk for mesothelioma, a cancer of the lungs. If you were exposed to asbestos in Johnson City and diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Johnson City

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

  • Aes Corp
  • Endicott Johnson Corporation
  • Endicott Shoe Factory
  • Felters Company Inc.
  • General Aniline and Film Company
  • Johnson City Water Works
  • New York State Electric & Gas Corporation
  • Ozalid Div General Aniline and Film Corporation
  • W.S. Barstow and Company
  • Wilson Memorial Hospital

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Johnson City, New York

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Johnson City, 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: 64.5 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Johnson City, 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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