West Carrollton, Ohio
West Carrollton is a city on the Great Miami River in Ohio. Located in Montgomery County, the city has a population of 13,143 occupying a 6.5 square-mile area. For more than a century, papermaking has been West Carrollton's primary industry. In recent years, other West Carrollton businesses have included machine parts manufacturing, fuels and solvent recycling, and retail and service-related industries. Although it maintains a manufacturing base, West Carrollton today is largely residential.
West Carrollton’s early industrial endeavors included a distillery and flour mill. In 1859, the Eagle Mill began producing manila paper, and in 1871, George H. Friend purchased the flour mill and converted it into a straw paper mill, and later added pulp mills. The American Envelope Company began operations in 1895, followed a year or two later by the West Carrollton Parchment Company. The West Carrollton Parchment mill was purchased by Finnish paper company Ahlstrom in 2008, and continues to make vegetable parchment and waxed papers. American Envelope was acquired by Kimberly-Clark in 1959 and sold again in 1970. In 1984, Appleton Papers bought a West Carrollton mill that had been built in 1946 and was previously operated by the P.H. Glatfelter Company. By the early 20th century, West Carrollton had become one of Ohio’s largest paper manufacturing centers, with two active rail lines transporting goods and workers. Other paper companies active in West Carrollton in the 20th century include Miami Paper Company, the Miami Tablet Company, Cross Pointe Paper Corporation and Fraser Papers.
West Carrollton's lengthy history of industry and residential construction make asbestos exposure a concern for workers and their loved ones. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. If you were exposed to asbestos in West Carrollton, Ohio and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting a mesothelioma law firm.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in West Carrollton
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in West Carrollton where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- American Envelope Company
- Appleton Papers Inc
- Cross Pointe Paper Corp
- Friend Paper Company
- G.H. Friend Paper Tablet Company
- Kimberly Clark Corp
- Miamisburg Paper Company Div
- Moraine Paper Company
- Oxford Paper Company
- West Carrolton Parchment Company
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in West Carrollton, 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
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is being sued by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. over property and casualty insurance claims related to asbestos. Read more at Mesothelioma.com.
Neighbors in Galion are just now finding out about asbestos that was discovered at on old manufacturing plant in 2010.