Enid, situated along the eastern edge of the Great Plains, is a city in and the county seat of Garfield County with a population of nearly 50,000, making it the ninth largest city in Oklahoma. Founded during the opening of the Cherokee Outlet in the Land Run of 1893, Enid is the economic, social, medical, political, and educational center of Northwest Oklahoma and the largest retail trade center in the area.
During the first half of the 20th century, oil and wheat were the pillars of the Enid economy. Champlin Petroleum, founded in 1916 by H.H. Champlin, grew to operate service stations in twenty different states by 1944. Union Equity, Continental, Pillsbury, General Mills, and other grain companies operated mills and grain elevators in the area, creating what is now the Enid Terminal Grain Elevators Historic District. Enid, known for having the third largest grain storage capacity in the world, has earned the titles of "Wheat Capital of Oklahoma", "Queen Wheat City of Oklahoma", and "Wheat Capital of the United States". Also, during this time period, Enid experienced a steady population growth in conjunction with substantial architectural development and land expansion. Enid's downtown saw the construction of several buildings including the Broadway Tower, Garfield County Courthouse, and Enid Masonic Temple. In the 1980s, competition with the local mall and other economic factors lead Enid's downtown area to suffer. However, since that time, Enid's Main Street program has helped to refurbish historic buildings and boost the local economy. In addition to oil and agriculture, medium to heavy industry such as food processing, metal fabricating, machine shop industries, and equipment can be found in Enid. Also, Vance Air Force Base is a significant staple of Enid’s economy as is retail trade, services, and health care.
Enid's ongoing industrial and construction activity has put workers at risk for asbestos exposure. We have identified several jobsites where asbestos exposure has occurred. If you were exposed to asbestos in Enid, Oklahoma and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Enid
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Enid where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- Bass Memorial Hospital
- Champlin Oil & Refining Company
- Champlin Reference Company
- Champlin Refining Company
- Enid Asbestos Company
- Enid Electric and Gas Company
- Enid State School
- Farmland Industries
- Hackney Iron & Steel
- Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company
Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Enid, Oklahoma
For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Enid, Oklahoma. 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.
Cancer Center of Kansas
Heritage Plaza Medical Building
818 N. Emporia
Wichita, KS 67214
Distance: 96.1 miles
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Enid, Oklahoma
Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Oklahoma, 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 Oklahoma
The EPA has awarded the Oklahoma Department of Labor $202,970 to help protect school children and state workers from asbestos exposure.
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signs an asbestos bill into law to reduce regulatory burden of asbestos abatement.