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Amarillo, Texas

Amarillo, originally named Oneida, is the 14th largest city in Texas, the largest in the Texas Panhandle, and the county seat of Potter County. The city is located on the boundary of Potter and Randall Counties in the High Plains of the Texas Panhandle. Home to nearly 175,000 residents, Amarillo’s population growth and commercial development are largely concentrated in the southern and northwestern parts of the city. Amarillo was once proclaimed as the "Helium Capital of the World" for having one of the nation's most productive helium fields; "The Yellow Rose of Texas", as the city takes its name from the Spanish word for yellow; and most recently the "Rotor City, USA" because of its V-22 Osprey hybrid aircraft assembly plant.

During the 1930s, Amarillo was devastated by the Dust Bowl and entered an economic depression. World War II led the establishment of Amarillo Army Air Field in east Amarillo and the nearby Pantex Army Ordnance Plant, which produced bombs and ammunition. After the war, both of the facilities were closed. The Pantex Plant was reopened in 1950 and produced nuclear weapons and closed again in 1968. Today, Amarillo is considered the regional economic center for the Texas Panhandle as well as Eastern New Mexico and the Oklahoma Panhandle. Amarillo operates one of the largest meat packing areas in the United States. Some of Amarillo's major employers include Amarillo Independent School District, Amarillo College, Bell Helicopter Textron, Owens-Corning, and ASARCO.

Use of asbestos containing products was widespread for years at many jobsites in Amarillo, Texas. Accordingly, asbestos exposure has been an issue for workers and their loved ones. If you were exposed to asbestos in Amarillo, you may benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Amarillo

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

  • Amarillo Air Force Base
  • Amarillo Plant
  • Amarillo Schools
  • Asarco Smelting Plant
  • Asarco Zinc Smelter
  • Atomic Energy Commission
  • Bell Helicopter
  • City Light and Power Company
  • Clowe & Cowan, Inc.
  • Duke Electric
  • E-Cycle
  • E-Z Tight, Inc.
  • Fannin Junior High
  • General Public Utilities Company
  • Hallmark Builders, Incorporated
  • Hallmark Service & Supply
  • High Plains Baptist Hosp
  • Pantex Nuclear Weapons
  • Pantex Ordnance Plant
  • Pantex Plant
  • Pioneer Gas Company
  • Producers Grain Company
  • Robinson Insulation Company
  • Shamrock Oil & Gas Corp
  • South Plains Pipe Line Company
  • Southwestern Portland Cement Company
  • Southwestern Power Company
  • Southwestern Public Service Company
  • Tascosa High
  • Texaco Refinery
  • Thompson Inc
  • Thrif‐T‐Built, Incorporated
  • Veterans Administration
  • Wonder Building Company

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Amarillo, Texas

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