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Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia is the capital and largest city in South Carolina, with a population of approximately 129,000 people. Columbia is located at the confluence of the Saluda River and Broad River and lies 13 miles northwest of South Carolina’s geographic center. Nicknamed “The Capital of Southern Hospitality”, Columbia is home to the University of South Carolina and Fort Jackson, the U.S. Army’s most active entry training installation.

After becoming a chartered city in 1854, Columbia experienced rapid growth and by 1907 had become a regional textile manufacturing hub. Olympia Cotton Mills, Palmetto Compress Company, and four other mills operated facilities in Columbia, employing over 3,400 workers. Over the years Columbia served as home to numerous manufacturing facilities, including A.P. Green Refractory Company, Industrial Firebrick Company, Pacific Mills, and U.S. Rubber Company. In 1917, Columbia was selected as the site of the United States military’s Camp Jackson but was shut down immediately following World War I. The site was reactivated for World War II and renamed Fort Jackson; the installation is currently one of the oldest in the country and operates Basic Combat Training for new recruits. Around the turn of the 21st century, Columbia’s worn down warehouse district became the center of a revitalization project. Following completion, the area has transformed into a prosperous district of art galleries, shops, and restaurants.

We have confirmed that Columbia has a number of manufacturing, construction, and other jobsites where asbestos exposure has occurred. If you have been exposed to asbestos you may be at risk to develop mesothelioma, a form of asbestos-related cancer. Mesothelioma attorneys may be able to assist you if you were exposed to asbestos in Columbia, South Carolina.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Columbia

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

  • A.P. Green Refractory Company
  • Ac & S Inc.
  • Allied Chemical Company
  • Ap Green Refractories Company
  • Armstrong Contracting & Supply
  • Bauwaters Papermill
  • Board of Education
  • Bonitz Insulation Company
  • Brown Rodgers & Dixson
  • Carolina Coliseum
  • Carolina Drywall Insul.
  • Carolina Eastman
  • Catlin Parish
  • Central Roofing & Supply Company
  • Certified Welders
  • Chester Arthur Office Building
  • CK Supply
  • Clark Heating Company
  • Columbia Brick Company
  • Columbia Hospital
  • Columbia Pipe Company
  • Columbia Plastering Company
  • Columbia Railroad Gas & Electric
  • Columbia St. Railway Light and Power Company
  • Columbia Supply Company
  • Columbus Electric St Railway Light and Power Company
  • Continental Can Company
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Eighty Four Lbr.
  • Federal Land Bank
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Fort Jackson
  • Guard Tower
  • Ind Fire Brick Const Company
  • Industrial Firebrick Company
  • Keenan High School Addition
  • Laundry Building
  • Leaphart Elementary School
  • Lyman Printing and Finishing Company
  • Manning Correctional Center
  • Mcclendon Center
  • Mccrory Sumwalt Construction Company
  • National Linen Service Corporation
  • North Brothers, Inc.
  • Olympia Cotton Mills
  • Pacific Mills
  • Palmetto Compress Company
  • Ricetex Brick
  • Richland Shale Product Company
  • Seaboard Park
  • South Carolina Electric & Gas Company
  • South Carolina State Hospital For The Insane
  • Southern Bell
  • Southern States Supply
  • Supreme Court Building
  • Tidewater Supply Company
  • Trustees Quarters Manning Corr
  • U. S. Rubber Company
  • University of South Carolina
  • Veterans Administration Hospital
  • Vocational Education Center
  • W A Blackstone Company
  • Walker Plumbing and Heating Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Columbia, South Carolina

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Columbia, 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: 5.2 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Columbia, 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.

Asbestos Related News in South Carolina

EPA Funds Asbestos Cleanup Along South Carolina Trail

The EPA has matched funds from the City of Pickens, South Carolina to clean up asbestos along the popular Doodle Trail. Read more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

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