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Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Located in the Piedmont Triad region, Winston-Salem is the fourth largest city in North Carolina and serves as county seat of Forsyth County. The city is known variously as “Camel City”, for its tobacco industry, and “Twin City”, for its dual heritage. In 1889, the towns of Winston and Salem merged to become the city of Winston-Salem.

Winston-Salem’s economic growth launched shortly after the arrival of the railroad. In 1874, R.J. Reynolds moved to the city and soon became a top businessman and one of the wealthiest individuals in North Carolina. By February 11, 1890, Reynolds’ business, the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company was a chartered corporation with full operations located in Winston-Salem. RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company is responsible for the innovation of the pre-packaged cigarette and the creation of Camel cigarettes. Within one year of the new product release, RJ Reynolds Tobacco sold 425 million packs of Camels. Although Winston-Salem’s development and economy was mainly shaped around the tobacco industry, other businesses located in the city over the years include Hanes Hosiery Mills Company, Schlitz Brewing Company, and Western Electric Company. Currently, Winston-Salem serves as the corporate headquarters for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc., TW Garner Food Company, and Hanes Brands, Inc.

For many years, asbestos containing products were commonly used at manufacturing, industrial, and construction facilities such as those in Winston-Salem. Workers exposed to asbestos products run the risk of developing malignant mesothelioma, a form of asbestos-related cancer. If you were exposed to asbestos in Winston-Salem, you may benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Winston-Salem

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

  • Arista Mills Company
  • Bailey Power Station
  • Bailey Utiltiy Plant
  • Belews Creek Steam Plant
  • Bowman Gray School of Medicine
  • Bowman Gray School of Medicine
  • Branner Iron & Metal Company
  • Carolina Linen Service
  • Chatham Manufacturing Company
  • City Hall
  • Corn Products
  • Duke Power Company - Gas Plant
  • Forsyth General Hospital
  • Goodwill Rehab Center
  • Hanes Corp Hosiery Div
  • Hanes Dye and Finishing Company
  • Hanes Hosiery Mills Company
  • Heating Plant
  • Medical Park Hospital
  • National Carbon Company, Inc.
  • National Furniture Mart, S. Main St.
  • National Linen Service Corporation
  • NCNB Building
  • P.H. Hanes Knitting Company
  • Piedmont Airlines, N. Liberty St.
  • Poindexter Lumber Company
  • R J Reynolds Tobacco Company
  • R.J. Reynolds Tobacco
  • R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
  • Reynolds Aluminum
  • Reynolds Business Center
  • Reynolds Health Center
  • Reynolds Memorial Hospital
  • Reynolds Memorial Hospital
  • Reynolds Tobacco Company Rj
  • Richmond Linen Supply Company
  • Salem Business Park Llc
  • Salem College Fine Arts Building
  • Sara Lee Knit Products
  • Schlitz Brewing Company
  • Security Life & Trust Company
  • Shields, Incorporated
  • Wachovia Bank Building
  • Wake Forest College
  • Wake Forest College Chapel
  • Wake Forest University
  • Western Electric Company
  • Western Electric Company, Inc.
  • Winston Leaf Tobacco & Storage Company
  • Winston Salem Power Company
  • Winston Salem State College
  • Winston Salem State University
  • Winston-Salem State College

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Winston-Salem, 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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