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Temple, Texas

Temple, known as the "Wildflower Capital of Texas", is in northeastern Bell County, founded as a railroad town by the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad Company in 1881 and incorporated as a city in 1882. The city was named in honor of Mr. Bernard Moore Temple, a Santa Fe Railroad official. Home to more than 60,000 residents, Temple is located in the region referred to as Central Texas, approximately thirty-six miles south of Waco and sixty-seven miles north of Austin.

At its inception, Temple was a town of shacks and tents with many saloons and rough characters found in the early west. By 1908, however, Temple was quickly on its way to becoming a significant city for commerce, railroads and medicine. In the 1920s, many businesses were established in Temple including the American Desk Company (in 1921) and a Coca-Cola bottling plant (1925). During the 1940s through the 1960s, Temple experienced steady economic growth and significant population increases. By the 1970s, manufacturers in Temple were producing furniture, shoes, insulation, cottonseed products, electronic products, plastics, clothing, optical supplies, and livestock and poultry feed. Today, Scott & White is the largest employer in town with about ten thousand employees. With Scott & White, the Veteran's Hospital Center, and other smaller clinics, Temple is home to more physicians per capita than any other community in the United States. Also, Temple is home to one of two main campuses for the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Besides health services, Temple is the site of many regional distribution centers and headquarters to two large, multi-national companies: Wilsonart International and McLane Company.

We have confirmed that Temple, Texas has numerous jobsites where workers were exposed to asbestos. Asbestos exposure places workers and their loved ones in a high risk category for developing mesothelioma, an asbestos related cancer. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma treatment options located near Temple at the bottom of this page. Additionally, mesothelioma lawyers may be able to assist you if you were exposed to asbestos in Temple and diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Temple

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

  • Delta Centrifugal Casting Company
  • Dial Corporation
  • First Baptist Church
  • Grinnell Company
  • Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway Company
  • Lubys Cafeteria
  • Mobile Chemical
  • National Laundry & Dry Cl
  • Newby Construction
  • Scott & White Hospital
  • Texas Centrifugal Casting

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Temple, Texas

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

2401 South 31st Street
Temple, TX 76508

Distance: 3.1 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Temple, Texas

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

Dr. W. Roy Smythe
Scott & White Healthcare
2401 South 31st Street
Temple, TX 76508

Distance: 3.1 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Temple, 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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