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Beaumont, Texas

Beaumont is a city in and county seat of Jefferson County, located in eastern Texas. Along with Port Arthur and Orange, Beaumont forms the Golden Triangle, a major industrial area along the Gulf Coast. Beaumont has a long history as the first major oil-producing cities in America, which helped shape Beaumont as it evolved from a small rice and lumber town to a significant player in the oil industry. Today the city of Beaumont boasts an old-style Texas town, many historic elements of the city have been preserved, with a modern twist. Beaumont has been home to the South Texas State Fair since 1907 and the site of Lamar University since 1923.

Beaumont was officially incorporated on December 16, 1838. During the early years, the city was a center for cattle raisers and farmers. In the late 1800s, Beaumont became a major lumber and rice-milling town. Due to Beaumont's location on the Neches River, it was an active river port (known today as the Port of Beaumont). Accordingly, Beaumont capitalized on the lumber boom of the late 19th century shipping lumber across the country, which largely helped rebuild the railroads after the Civil War. The first commercial rice mill in Texas was the Beaumont Rice Mill. In 1901, the face of Beaumont and its livelihood would soon change. On January 10, 1901, the Lucas Gusher at Spindletop Oil Field exploded revealing the natural resource that lay below Beaumont. Within days of the explosion, approximately 40,000 curious sightseers, speculators and job-seekers came to Beaumont. As a result hotels, restaurants and businesses were built throughout Beaumont to accommodate the sudden increase in population. Over the next few years, dozens of oil companies were founded. Six wells were constructed on Spindletop Hill. As a result, Spindletop was the first major oil field and the largest oil field in the United States, helping make the United States the world's leading petroleum-producing nation. Thus, the Petroleum Age was born. Magnolia Petroleum Company became a major company in Beaumont in 1901. Magnolia later sold 45% ownership to Standard Oil which later merged with Exxon to form ExxonMobil. Gulf States Utilities had its headquarters in Beaumont until its absorption by Entergy Corporation in 1993. The Port of Beaumont, which ranks as the nation's 4th largest seaport by tonnage, and the 2nd largest military seaport in the world, is still a major element of the region's economy.

Because of Beaumont's oil-producing history coupled with its active construction industry , exposure to asbestos has been an issue. Workers and others exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Beaumont, you may benefit from contacting Dr. David Rice. Additionally, mesothelioma lawyers may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Beaumont and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Beaumont

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

  • Alco Products
  • American Insulation Company Inc.
  • Ap Green F B Company of Tex
  • Arch Chemicals Inc
  • Arco Refinery
  • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
  • Austin Junior High
  • Beaumont Chemical Plant
  • Beaumont City Docks
  • Beaumont Electric Light and Power Company
  • Beaumont Ice Light and Refining Company
  • Beaumont Iron & Metal
  • Beaumont National Linen Services
  • Beaumont Shipyards
  • Beaumont Water Works
  • Beaumont Well Works
  • Beaumont, Port Arthur and Port Nachez Railway
  • Bechtel Corporation
  • Bethleham Steel Shipyard
  • Big Three Industries
  • Boiler House North 3
  • Bridge City Powerhouse
  • Brown Center Old Beaumont Highway
  • Central Freight Lines
  • City Auditorium
  • Civic Center
  • Comet Rice Mills
  • Continental Can Company
  • Crystal Ice Company
  • Dresser Ideco
  • Dunbar Elementary
  • Dunbar Elementary School
  • Dupont Chemical Plant
  • Dupuis Emergency Room Washateria
  • E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Company Inc.
  • East Texas Pulp and Paper
  • Exxon/Mobil Oil Corp
  • Forward Reduction Company
  • Foster Grand Chemical Company
  • G A Jahn and Company
  • G.S.U. Powerhouse
  • Geo A Burt
  • Gibson Products Company
  • Goodyear Chemical Company
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Gray Hall
  • Gulf Refining Company
  • Gulf States Utilities Company
  • Houston Chemcial Company
  • Humble Oil & Refining Company
  • Industrial Insulators, Inc.
  • J M Guffey Petroleum Company
  • Lamar College
  • Lasco of Beaumont, Inc.
  • Lone Star and Crescent Oil Company
  • Louisiana Supply Company
  • Lower Neches Valley Authority
  • Magnolia Oil Refinery
  • Magnolia Petroleum Company
  • Marshall Middle School
  • Mcfaddin-Weiss Kyle Rice Milling Company
  • Mcintosh Electric
  • Mobil Chemical & Refinery
  • Mobil Eclipse
  • Mobil Grease Plant Tank Farm
  • Mobil Oil & Refining Company
  • Mobil Pipeline Company
  • Mobile Oil Refinery
  • Morris Hall
  • National Oil and Pipe Line Company
  • Neches Ins
  • Oil City Brass Works
  • Olin Corporation
  • Olin Mathieson Chemical
  • Olin Mathieson Sulfur Plant
  • Park Dale Mall
  • Pennsylvania Shipyards
  • Petroleum Tower Building
  • Philips Petroleum Refinery
  • Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company
  • Port of Beaumont
  • PPG Industries
  • San Jacinto Building
  • Security Oil Company
  • Shop
  • Sinclair-Koppers Chemical Plant
  • St. Elizabeth Hospital
  • Sun Oil Company
  • Terra Industries Inc
  • Texaco Refinery
  • Texas Gulf Sulphur Company
  • Texas Highway Department
  • Texas Metal Works
  • The Edson Hotel
  • Thorpe Insulation
  • Trotti & Thompson, Inc.
  • Union Oil Refinery
  • Velsicol Chemical Plant

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Beaumont, Texas

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


One Baylor Plaza, Mail Stop BCM 390
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 78.5 miles


1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 78.5 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Beaumont, Texas

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Beaumont, Texas. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Shawn S. Groth
Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor Clinic
6620 Main Street, Suite 1325
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 78.5 miles

Dr. Anne Tsao
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 432
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 78.5 miles

Dr. Cesar A. Moran
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 0085
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 78.5 miles

Dr. David Sugarbaker
Baylor College of Medicine
The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery
One Baylor Plaza, Mail Stop BCM 390
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 78.5 miles

Dr. Bryan Burt
Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor Clinic
6620 Main Street, Suite 1325
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 78.5 miles

Dr. David Rice
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 1489
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 78.5 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Beaumont, 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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