Green Bay, Wisconsin
Situated along Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Fox River and 112 miles north of Milwaukee, Green Bay is a city in and the county seat of Brown County. Home to more than 100,000 people, Green Bay is the third largest city and the earliest settlement (1634) by Europeans in Wisconsin. A two-time recipient of the All-American City award, Green Bay prides itself as a blue-collar city. Green Bay is undoubtedly renowned for football, as it is home to the world famous Green Bay Packers professional football team. Green Bay is unofficially nicknamed "Titletown, USA" because of the number of NFL titles it has won over the years.
With the Fox River providing a vital link to the Mississippi and St. Lawrence River, Green Bay was an ideal attraction for sailing ships. Fur trading would dominate the majority of the Green Bay area commerce until the 1850s. The railroad arrived in the 1860s, which allowed people and products to travel throughout Wisconsin increasing business and trade opportunities. The area was able to grow and enrich itself with the use of the river and the abundant timber resources. Consequently, the paper industry was a significant employer in Green Bay and a port was opened for international trade. Green Bay Box Company was founded in 1926 during the beginning of the wooden box industry. Green Bay Box developed into one of the largest manufacturers of corrugated boxes. An additional subsidiary, Green Bay Paper & Pulp, was founded in 1950. In the 2000’s, the combined companies became Green Bay Packaging and is one of the community’s largest locally owned companies. Today, Green Bay continues its working-class heritage as an industrial city with several meatpacking and paper plants. Some of the largest employers in Green Bay today are Georgia-Pacific, Bellin Memorial Hospital, and American Foods Group. Other employers include Associated Banc-Corp, the Green Bay Packers, the Paper Converting Machine Company, and Schreiber Foods.
For years, asbestos containing products were often used in manufacturing and industrial settings such as those located in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Individuals who worked with and/or around asbestos products have the possibility of developing mesothelioma, a type of asbestos cancer. Mesothelioma attorneys may be able to provide guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Green Bay and then diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Green Bay
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Green Bay where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- A & A Insul
- American Can Company
- Ashwaubenon High School
- Bay Insulation
- Bay Side Station
- Beaumont Motor Inn
- Bellin Memorial Hosp
- Brown County Safety Building
- Charmin Paper Mill
- Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company
- Cork Insulating Company of Wisconsin
- County Court House
- Fort Howard Paper Company
- Fort James Paper Company
- Fox River Electric Railway and Power Company
- Georgia Pacific Consumer Products, Lp
- Georgia-Pacific Corporation
- Green Bay & Western Railroad
- Green Bay Box Company
- Green Bay E Side Incin
- Green Bay Gas and Electric Light Company
- Green Bay Packaging Company
- Green Bay Paper and Pulp Company
- H.C. Prange Company
- Haevers Crossing
- Hoberg Paper Mills Inc.
- Indian Packing Corporation
- Knox Constr Company
- Marathon Company
- Nelson Machinery
- Northern Paper Mills
- Northwest Coorperative Mills
- Northwest Engineering Company
- Northwestern Insulation Company, Inc.
- Norwood School
- Our Lady of Charity Convent
- Public Service Building
- Public Service Library
- Pulliam Station
- Pulliam Steam Plant
- Southwest Elementary School
- Tape, Inc
- Taylor Insulation Company, Inc.
- Whitney School
- Wisconsin Public Service Corporation
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Green Bay, Wisconsin
Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Wisconsin, 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.
Asbestos Related News in Wisconsin
The former VE Carter School of Excellence in Milwaukee was recently listed as an EPA Superfund site for its asbestos and other hazardous materials. Read more at Mesothelioma.com.
A new CDC study reveals firefighters are more likely to be diagnosed or die from cancer – including mesothelioma – than the general population.