Borger, the "Gateway to the Texas Plains", is the largest city in Hutchinson County. Centrally located, Borger is 45 miles northeast of Amarillo and serves as a hub for the Panhandle of Texas. After the discovery of oil in the area, Borger was established in 1926 and within a few months, the boomtown of Borger grew to approximately 45,000 people. Shortly thereafter electricity and telephone service was established, the Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway completed the line to Borger, and a post office, a school, a hotel, and a jail were constructed and operating. Borger struggled with lawlessness and violence into the 1930s. Eventually Borger settled down, but not before town founder "Ace" Borger was shot and killed at the post office by Arthur Huey on August 31, 1934. By the late 1930s, Borger was pushed from one era to another by the Great Depression. Phillips Petroleum and others profited from the oil fields in the area, but during this time the price of oil and gas dropped, ending the "boom" and the former rapid growth of Borger. By the 1960s, the Borger area was one of the largest centers for oil, carbon black, and petrochemical production and supplies in the state. The creation of nearby Lake Meredith also added to the town's economy as an important recreational area.
Today, Borger remains an important shipping point for agricultural produce and a vibrant oil-petrochemical community. Borger is the home of the world's largest inland petrochemical complexes. Chevron-Phillips Chemical Company produces specialty chemicals and is the sole manufacturer of RYTON PPS plastics in the world. ConocoPhillips Petroleum Company processes crude oil and natural gas liquids. Agrium manufactures nitrogen fertilizer in its Borger plant. Sid Richardson Carbon Company, which produces rubber grade carbon black. Borger is home to nearly 15,000 residents. Popular area attractions include Lake Meredith, the Aquatic & Wildlife Museum (located at Lake Meredith), and the Hutchinson County museum, and Huber Park. Frank Phillips Junior College is also located in Borger.
Use of asbestos containing products was prevalent for years at many jobsites in Borger. Accordingly, asbestos exposure has been an issue for workers and their loved ones. If you were exposed to asbestos in Borger, you may benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos attorney.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Borger
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Borger where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- Agrium Chemicals and Fertilizers
- Agruim U S Inc
- Borger Refinery
- Celanese Chemical Plant
- Celanese Corporation of America
- Copolymer Plant
- Gasoline Div Phillips Petroleum Company
- Hycar Chemical Company
- Industrial Insulators, Inc.
- K & K Insulators Inc.
- P. R. Insulation, Ltd.
- Panhandle Power and Light Company
- Panhandle Public Service Company
- Panhandle Santa Fe Rr Tt
- Phillips 66
- Phillips Butadiene
- Phillips Carbon Black
- Phillips Chemical Company
- Phillips Company Polymer
- Phillips Oil Refinery
- Phillips Petroleum Company
- Phillips Research
- Southwestern Public Service Company
- Standard Asbestos Manufacturing & Insulating Company
- Standish Oil Company
- Wrb Refining
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Borger, 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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