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Anderson, South Carolina

The city of Anderson is the county seat of Anderson County, South Carolina and has a population of over 25,000. Nicknamed “The Electric City” and “The Friendliest City in South Carolina”, Anderson is the smallest of the three principal cities that compose the Upstate region. Despite its small size, Anderson has become a major manufacturing hub of the region.

The original settlers of Anderson were farmers from the north who grew corn and raised hogs; eventually, the agricultural community gave way to cotton which became the cash crop of the area. As a result of the economic stimulus produced by cotton crops, Anderson became filled with textile mills, water mills, and cotton gins by the early 20th century. Anderson earned its nickname, “The Electric City”, because it was the first city in the United States to have a continuous supply of electric power, as well as home to the first cotton gin in the world to be operated by electricity. Duke Power Company (now Duke Energy) and Carolina Power & Light maintain facilities in Anderson to this day. Other companies that enhanced Anderson’s manufacturing base include Eastern Kodak Company, Michelin Tire Corp, and Singer Manufacturing Company. Currently over 230 manufacturers, including 22 international companies, lie within Anderson’s city limits. Top industries are automotive products, metal products, industrial machinery, plastics, and textiles.

Anderson’s rich manufacturing history places the city in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers exposed to asbestos containing products have the possibility to develop mesothelioma, an asbestos related cancer. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Anderson, South Carolina, you may benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Anderson

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

  • Appleton Company
  • Building Mats Company
  • Carolina Power & Light
  • Covil Insulating Company
  • Cox Manufacturing Company
  • Dow Badische
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Duke Power Company
  • Eastman Kodak Company
  • Equinox Mill
  • Gluck Mills
  • J P Stevens and Company Inc
  • Michelin Tire Corp
  • Orr Mills
  • Owens Corning Fiberglass
  • Poinsett Com Heat Treat
  • Singer Manufacturing Company
  • Toledo Engineering Company
  • Wickes Corporation

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Anderson, South Carolina

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


Lexington Medical Park 2
146 North Hospital Drive
Suite 400
West Columbia, SC 29169

Distance: 96.3 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Anderson, South Carolina

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

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