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Asbestos Exposure in Akron, OH

Akron is a city in the Great Lakes region of Ohio. With a population of just over 207,000, Akron is the fifth largest city in the state, and the seat of Summit County. Located at the high point of the Ohio-Erie Canal, Akron has a long history of rubber and tire manufacturing, earning it the nickname "Rubber Capital of the World". Major companies headquartered in Akron include Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, GOJO, Lockheed Martin and Sterling Jewelers. In addition, Akron also boasts a 1,240-acre Biomedical Corridor, anchored by four hospitals which provide state-of-the-art healthcare.

Akron was founded in 1825 by Paul Williams and surveyor General Simon Perkins, who chose the spot for its strategic location on the Ohio-Erie Canal. Originally called South Akron, it merged with neighbor North Akron in 1836, incorporating as the village of Akron. Settled initially by Irish canal workers, Akron industrialized early, mass-producing stoneware, sewer pipe, toys and farm equipment. In 1895, the city introduced the nation's first long-distance electric railway. In 1870, the B.F. Goodrich Company was founded in Akron, quickly followed by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, and General Tire. The rubber industry boomed, and Akron's population tripled between 1910 and 1920. Although rubber production has declined in the 21st century, Akron remains a leader in polymer research. The University of Akron is home to several research centers, including the Goodyear Polymer Center and National Polymer Innovation Center. Nearly 100 polymer-related businesses are located in Akron proper, and many more in the surrounding area.

Akron's lengthy history of industry and manufacturing puts it in a high-risk category for asbestos exposure and asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma. We have identified numerous jobsites where asbestos exposure has occurred. Mesothelioma information including top doctors and cancer centers in and around Akron are listed at the bottom of this page. If you were exposed to asbestos in Akron, you may benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Akron

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

  • A. Shulman Company
  • Adamson United Company
  • Aircraft Braking Systems
  • Akron and Cuyahoga Falls R.I. Company
  • Akron Brewing Company
  • Akron Childrens Hospital
  • Akron City Hospital
  • Akron Electric Company
  • Akron Gas Company
  • Akron General Health
  • Akron General Hospital
  • Akron Heating and Ventilating. Company
  • Akron Iron Company
  • Akron Milling Mining and Manufacturing Company
  • Akron Rubber Reclaiming Company
  • Akron Safety Building
  • Akron St. Railway and Illnig. Company
  • Akron Standard Mold
  • Akron Steam Heating Company
  • Akron Steel Treating Plant
  • Akron Thermal
  • Akron Tower Supply Company
  • Akron Univ Womens Dorm
  • Akron University
  • Akron Water Works Company
  • Akwell Corp
  • Alkali Rubber Company
  • American Cereal Company
  • American Hard Rubber Company
  • American Rubber and Tire Company
  • Apron City Hospital
  • Atlantic Foundry Company
  • B F Goodrich Rubber Company
  • B. F. Goodrich Chemical Company
  • Beach St. Heating
  • Brown Graves Company
  • C.P. Hall Chemical
  • Carrier Corporation
  • Castle Homes
  • City Hospital of Akron
  • City of Akron, Department. of Public Services
  • Crawford Garage
  • Crouse Clay Products Company
  • Defense Plant Corp; Plant C
  • Diamond Crystal Colonial Salt Divison
  • Diamond Crystal Salt Company
  • Diamond Rubber Company
  • F Schumacher
  • Falor St. Plant
  • Feroit Bros.
  • Firestone Tire & Rubber Company
  • General Foods Corporation
  • General Tire & Rubber Company
  • Geo. J Renner Brewing Company
  • Goodrich Chemical Company
  • Goodyear Aircraft Plant
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Gorge Power House
  • H.B. Camp Company
  • Hadghorn Construction
  • Industrial Artcraft
  • International Harvester Company
  • J.C. Heintz Company
  • J.W. Geopfert
  • James C. Heintz
  • John Knapp Sons Foundry
  • Kelly Springfield Tire and Rubber Company
  • Killian Manufacturing Company
  • Kovatch Castings
  • Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems
  • Loew's Theatre
  • M Burkhardt Brewing Company
  • Mahoning Valley Supply, Inc.
  • Marathon Tire and Rubber Company
  • Mau-Sherwood Supply Company
  • Mcnell Machine & Engineering Company
  • Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems
  • Midwest Rubber
  • Miller Rubber Company
  • Mohawk Rubber Company
  • Muehlstein Company, Inc.
  • National Drywall, Incorporated
  • National Rubber Company
  • National Rubber Machinery
  • Naval Air Training Station
  • Northern Ohio Traction and Light Company
  • Noveon
  • Nurses Home City Hospital
  • O. C. Barber
  • Ohio Edison
  • Ohio Edison Company
  • Parker Drywall
  • Peoples Hospital
  • Philadelphia Rubber Works Company
  • Portage Hotel Company
  • Portage Machine Company
  • Portage Straw Board Company
  • Quaker Oats Company
  • R C A Rubber Company
  • Renner Brewing Company
  • Richards Fence
  • Robinson Brothers Company
  • Robinson Clay Products Company
  • Rubber Company
  • Schriber Sheetmetal
  • Sears, Chapel Hill Shopping Center
  • Seiberling Plant
  • Siberling Rubber
  • St Paul's Church
  • Star Rubber Company
  • Thomas Phillips Company
  • Toronto Station
  • University of Akron
  • Vicksburg Railroad Power and Manufacturing Company
  • W.F. Murdock
  • Wellman Seaver Morgan Company
  • Werner Company
  • Western Ohio Railway Company
  • Whitman and Barnes Manufacturing Company
  • Whitmore Robinson and Company
  • William Lay Company
  • Wte Corp

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Akron, Ohio

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


5150 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Distance: 94.2 miles


5115 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Distance: 94.2 miles


11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

Distance: 29.7 miles


2010 East 90th Street
Cleveland, OH 44195

Distance: 30.2 miles


667 Eastland Avenue South East
Warren, OH 44484

Distance: 41.8 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Akron, Ohio

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

Dr. Nathan Pennell
The Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Institute
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
9500 Euclid Avenue, Mail Code R30
Cleveland, OH 44195

Distance: 30.2 miles

Dr. James Stevenson
Cleveland Clinic/Taussig Cancer Institute
Mail Code R35
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195

Distance: 30.2 miles

Dr. Rodney J. Landreneau
Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers
5200 Centre Avenue, Suite 715
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Distance: 85.8 miles

Dr. James D. Luketich
Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers
200 Lothrop Street, Suite C-800
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Distance: 93.4 miles

Dr. David Bartlett
Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers
5115 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Distance: 94.2 miles

Dr. James Pingpank
Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers
Hillman Cancer Center
5115 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Distance: 94.2 miles

Dr. Neil A. Christie
Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers
5200 Centre Avenue, Suite 715
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Distance: 94.2 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Akron, Ohio

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

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