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Hickory, North Carolina

The city of Hickory is located in Catawba County, North Carolina and has the 162nd largest metropolitan area in the United States. Hickory’s origins date back to the 1850s when Henry Robinson built a tavern of logs underneath a large hickory tree. The community was established as “Hickory Tavern” before being incorporated and renamed “Hickory” in 1870.

Trains reached Hickory in the 1860s and before long, the town became home to the first of many things in North Carolina, including the council-manager form of government and the installation of electric lights. Hickory’s early economy consisted of hosiery mills, textile mills, and furniture plants. In 1902, Hickory White Manufacturing Company, the first large-scale furniture factory, began operations in town and has been in business ever since. By the mid-twentieth century Hickory housed nearly a dozen furniture manufacturers including Southern Desk Company, Hy-Lan Furniture Company Inc, and Century Furniture Casegoods. It was estimated that 60% of the nation’s furniture was produced in Hickory at one point. Today, Hickory remains home to several furniture manufacturers as well as datacenters operated by Apple and Google. The Apple datacenter campus just south of the city is one of the largest in the world.

We have confirmed that Hickory has numerous jobsites where asbestos exposure occurred. Workers exposure to asbestos may have the possibility of developing mesothelioma, a form of asbestos-related cancer. Mesothelioma cancer centers near Hickory are listed at the bottom of this page. Additionally, asbestos attorneys may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Hickory and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Hickory

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

  • C.H. Rhoney Company
  • Century Furniture Casegoods
  • General Electric Plant
  • Hickory Plumbing
  • Hy-Lan Furniture Company Inc
  • Ingold Company
  • J P Stevens Longview Plant #1
  • Lamcal, Inc
  • Northwestern Bank Building
  • Southern Desk Company
  • The Sherwin Williams Company
  • W T Grant Company
  • Watauga Building Sup

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Hickory, North Carolina

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

Medical Center Boulevard
Winston Salem, NC 27157

Distance: 68.9 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Hickory, North Carolina

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

Dr. Edward A. Levine
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157

Distance: 68.9 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Hickory, North Carolina

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in North Carolina, 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 North Carolina

Asbestos Found in Makeup from Popular Children’s Clothing Store Justice

A local news station in Raleigh has discovered asbestos in makeup sold at Justice, a popular clothing store for children and tweens. Read more at

Lawn Care Workers in Hazmat Suits Due to Asbestos Concerns

Lawn care workers in Davidson, NC have been wearing hazardous material (hazmat) suits due to asbestos concerns from a former mill nearby. Read more at

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