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Troy, New York

The City of Troy is located on the east bank of the Hudson River in New York State. With a population of just over 49,000, Troy makes up one segment of the Albany-Schenectady-Troy Metropolitan Statistical Area, also referred to as the Capital District. Like many northern industrial cities, Troy's economy has shifted in recent decades from manufacturing to higher education, service-oriented fields, and tourism. Troy's historic districts are a virtual catalog of American architectural styles, from Colonial to Egyptian Revival, making it a desirable location for motion picture filming. Oakwood Cemetery, established in 1848, is an example of the many picturesque "garden cemeteries" popular during the 19th century. Troy is also home to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a renowned engineering university founded in 1824, and currently the city's largest private employer.

Settled in the 17th century, Troy was incorporated as a town in 1791, then as a city in 1816. The city began to develop industrially after the War of 1812, first as a transport center for meats and produce, then as a producer of iron and steel. The Rensselaer Iron Works, established in 1846, built the first ironclad warship, the Monitor. The iron works was succeeded by Ludlow Valve Company, and later by Scolite Roofing before closing in the 1990s. The remaining factory buildings were destroyed by arson in 2008. Beginning around 1825, Troy also became a leading producer of shirts, detachable shirt collars & cuffs. Cluett, Peabody & Company produced shirts and collars made famous by the "Arrow shirt collar man", the elegant creation of illustrator J.C. Leyendecker. Arrow shirts are still made today, but Cluett, Peabody's last Troy plant closed its doors in the 1980s. In the 20th century, Troy is no longer a heavy industry city, but has begun to attract high-tech and creative industries, in part due to its architectural and engineering heritage.

Troy has a lengthy history of industry and construction in fields known for their use of asbestos-containing materials, which create a risk for asbestos cancer. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma cancer centers located in or near Troy 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 Troy.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Troy

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

  • Albia Box and Paper Company
  • Birney Buildings
  • Burden Iron Company
  • Chevron Asphalt Company
  • City of Troy Electric Plant
  • Cluett Peabody and Company Inc.
  • Corliss, Coon and Company
  • Fitzgerald Brothers Brewing Company
  • Foot of Menands Bridge
  • Frear Building
  • Freihofer Baking Company
  • Fuller Warren Company
  • H.K. Hammett
  • H.S. Kennedy residence
  • Hall Hartwell and Company
  • Holiday Inn
  • Hudson Valley Fuel Corporation
  • Kelly Clothes Inc
  • Miller and Bingham
  • Miller, Hall and Hartwell
  • Norton Company
  • Norton Company, Behr Manning Div
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Standard Railroad Signal Company
  • Stanton Brewery, Inc.
  • Trojan Car Coupler Company
  • Troy and Lansingburgh Railroad
  • Troy Gas Company
  • Troy Iron and Steel Company
  • Troy Mall. Iron Works
  • Troy Steel and Iron Company
  • United Shirt and Collar Company
  • United Traction Company
  • Van Zandt Jacobe and Company
  • Water Filtration Plant
  • William H Frear and Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Troy, New York

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

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Barbara E. Rubin Building
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756

Distance: 93.5 miles

Thoracic Oncology Program
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 83.8 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Troy, New York

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

Dr. Michael R. Grey
The Hospital of Central Connecticut
100 Grand Street
New Britain, CT 06050

Distance: 86.9 miles

Dr. Cherie P. Erkmen
Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756

Distance: 93.5 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Troy, 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

Hazardous Substances Spilled During Asbestos Search at Former Paper Mill

Hazardous materials were leaked at a former paper mill near Fort Drum in Upstate NY while searching for asbestos. Read more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

Mesothelioma Cases Expected to Increase Through 2025

A new report shows the number of malignant mesothelioma cases is expected to rise through at least 2025. Read more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

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