Situated between the Appalachian and Great Smoky Mountains, Kingsport is a city in Sullivan and Hawkins counties and has an estimated population of 47,300. Kingsport is commonly included in what is known as the "Mountain Empire", which spans a portion of southwest Virginia and the counties in Tennessee to the east. Kingsport adopted the Council-Manager form of government when it re-incorporated in 1917; it was the first city within Tennessee to adopt this form of government. Nicknamed the “Model City”, Kingsport was an early example of a planned city, designed by city planner and landscape architect John Nolen. The town was strategically outlined into areas for commerce, churches, residences and industry. The result included some of the earlier uses of traffic circles in the United States.
Eastman Chemical Company, Kodak's chemical subsidiary, was established in 1920 as a manufacturer of chemicals, fibers, and plastics. Through the years, Eastman Chemical diversified its product portfolio, and is now a Fortune 500 corporation. The Holston Army Ammunition Plant (HSAAP or HAAP), known as the Holston Ordnance Works until the 1960s, was established in 1942 by Tennessee Eastman to manufacture explosives during World War II and continues today. The Holston Defense Corporation operated the facility between 1949 and 1999 under a series of cost reimbursement contracts with the United States Army. Kingsport is home to the campuses of Northeast State Technical Community College, East Tennessee State University and the University of Tennessee.
Exposure to asbestos in the workplace has been an enduring problem for workers and their loved ones across various industries and manufacturing settings in Kingsport, particularly at the companies noted in above as well as at Federal Dyestuff and Chemical Company, Mundet Cork Corporation, and Mead Paper Mill. If you were diagnosed with asbestos cancer in Kingsport, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Kingsport
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Kingsport where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- Asg Industries
- Blue Ridge Glass Corporation
- Borden Mills, Inc.
- Clinchfield Portland Cement Corp
- Daniel Construction Company
- E.N. Wolcott
- Federal Dyestuff and Chemical Company
- Gen Shale Products Corp
- Holleston Mills Inc
- Holston Defense Corporation
- Holston Valley Community Hospital
- Holston Valley Medical Center
- J.P. Stevens and Company, Inc.
- Jps Converter
- Kingsport Press
- Kingsport Pulp Corp
- Mead Corporation
- Mead Paper Mill
- Mundet Cork Corporation
- Ordnance Works
- Paty Lbr Company
- Penn Dixie Cement Corp
- Quebecor World Kingsport
- Ridgefield Country Clubhouse
- Tennessee Eastman Company
- Tnt Plant
- Willamette Industries
Mesothelioma Doctors near Kingsport, Tennessee
For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Kingsport, Tennessee. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.
Dr. Edward R. Setser
UK North Fork Valley Community Health Center
750 Morton Blvd.
Hazard, KY 41701
Distance: 64.4 miles
Dr. Spence McCachren
Thompson Oncology Group
1915 White Ave
Knoxville, TN 37916
Distance: 87.2 miles
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Kingsport, Tennessee
Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Tennessee, 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 Tennessee
Former Tennessee State Senator Ray Albright was exposed to asbestos four decades ago, and now he is struggling with mesothelioma cancer as a result.
The former Standard Coosa Thatcher Mills building burned to the ground last week, causing concerns about potential exposure to asbestos.