Sharon is a city in southwest Ohio. Located primarily in Hamilton County, and extending into Butler County, Sharonville has a population of about 13,800. A suburb of Cincinnati, Sharonville combines a manufacturing, retail and service economy with residential and recreation areas that maintain a small-town feel. Notable employers include the Ford Motor Company's Sharonville Transmission Plant, educational marketers Hobsons, and ThyssenKrupp Elevator. The redeveloped downtown area encompasses historic buildings, pedestrian spaces and mixed business use, including an arts center and several eateries.
During the 19th century, Sharonville was primarily a rural farming community. As Cincinnati and other surrounding towns grew, Sharonville also became a convenient waystation for stagecoach and canal travelers, and after 1872, the railroads. The Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad, which later became the "Big Four" division of the New York Central Railroad, had a station stop and a train yard in Sharonville, which included an engine house and a telegraph office. During the 20th century, Sharonville became more industrialized, incorporating as a village in 1911. Electric Autolite moved its bumper manufacturing division to a new Sharonville plant in 1936. The Drackett Company operated a soybean processing plant from 1940 to 1957. Several companies which began doing business in Sharonville in the 1950s are still operating today. In 1952, the Tool Steel Gear & Pinion Company built its Sharonville factory. The company was renamed Xtek in 1976, and produces industrial machine parts. The Ford Motor Company opened its Sharonville Transmission Plant in 1958 and has been producing transmissions for half a century. Although the railroad industry has declined, in 2010 Sharonville received funding to redevelop passenger rail service.
Sharonville has a lengthy history of transportation and manufacturing during an era when asbestos-containing materials were widely used. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. If you were exposed to asbestos in Sharonville and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting a mesothelioma law firm.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Sharonville
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Sharonville where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- Brighton Corporation
- Cincinnati Bulk Mail
- Cleveland Cincinnati Chicago and St Louis Railway Company
- Corcoran Brown Lamp Div Electric Auto Lite Company
- Drackett Company
- Ford Motor Company
- Huttenbauer & Sons
- New York Central Railroad Company
- Sharonville Municipal Court
- Wr Grace and Company
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Sharonville, 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.
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