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Asbestos Exposure in Longview, WA

The city of Longview is located at the juncture of the Cowlitz and Columbia Rivers in the state of Washington. With a population of about 36,600, Longview is the largest city in Cowlitz County. This planned lumber city was built in 1921 and incorporated in 1924. Although paper and lumber products are still primary manufactures in Longview, other economic segments include chemical and plastics manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. Top employers include Weyerhaeuser/NORPAC, Longview Fibre Paper & Packaging, Inc., ToyocomEpson Seattle and Kaiser Permanente.

Longview owes its initial creation to the Long-Bell Lumber Company, which purchased a large tract of timberland in 1918. In 1921, with one mill under construction and a second planned for the nearby town of Kelso, the company realized that a new city would be needed to support the 14,000 additional workers required by the mills. Longview was planned as a complete city, with a hotel, high school, library and even a YMCA. Included in the city plan is the Port of Longview, an active shipping port which currently has eight marine terminals and handles goods ranging from lumber to windmills. Long-Bell attracted other paper companies as well. In 1927, alongside the main sawmill, Longview Fibre Paper & Packaging built a mill to make Kraft paper packaging from Douglas Fir waste generated by Long-Bell. Weyerhaeuser built a lumber mill on the opposite side in 1931. Financial difficulties forced Long-Bell to reorganize in 1935, and subsequently merge with International Paper in 1956. Although International Paper ceased its Longview operations in 1979, and has since demolished most of the original structures, Weyerhaeuser/NORPAC and Longview Fibre are still active. Although the eruption of Mt. St. Helens in 1980 caused economic setbacks, redevelopment projects such as the Mint Farm Industrial Park have sought to encourage new industry in Longview.

Longview has a history of manufacturing and construction in industries known for their use of asbestos and asbestos-containing materials, making the risk of mesothelioma a cause of concern for workers and their loved ones. If you were exposed to asbestos in Longview and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting a mesothelioma law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Longview

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

  • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
  • Boecon Corporation
  • Long Bell Lumber Company
  • Long Bell Powerhouse
  • Longview Fibre Company
  • M&M Plywood Corp
  • North Pacific Paper Corporation
  • Pulp and Paperboard Div
  • Reynolds Aluminum
  • Reynolds Metals Company
  • Robert Gray Elementary School
  • St. Johns Hospital
  • Standard Dairy
  • Weyerhaeuser Company
  • Weyerhauser Paper Mill
  • Weyerhauser Timber Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Longview, Washington

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


3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, CR 145
Portland, OR 97239

Distance: 51.7 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Longview, Washington

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

Dr. Paul H. Schipper
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, L353
Portland, OR 97239

Distance: 51.7 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Longview, Washington

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