Asbestos Exposure in Alabama

Alabama Oil RefineryFrom Mobile to Huntsville, Alabama, there were several industries where people were commonly exposed to asbestos, including eight power generation plants, six steel and iron mills, four oil refineries, two marine construction and repair sites, Kimberly-Clark pulp and paper mill plants, and cement asbestos company plants. Factories, mills and refineries used asbestos-containing products in processing and production, exposing their employees and customers to these harmful fibers.

Many buildings in Alabama, such as government buildings in Mobile and Nasa facilities in Huntsville, were constructed using asbestos before it was regulated in the 1970’s due to known health risks. Workers at these sites listed below are at greater risk of developing mesothelioma and lung cancer.  Unfortunately, many of the families of workers at the sites listed below also have an increased risk of developing cancer because of the asbestos fibers that were carried home on the body and clothing of those workers.

Statistics for Mesothelioma Cases in Alabama

To this date, more than 700 mesothelioma and asbestos-related deaths and thousands of lung cancer diagnoses have been reported from Alabama. That number ranks the state of Alabama 22nd in the United States on Deaths caused by mesothelioma.

Filing an asbestos claim if you live in Alabama

You do not have to file your claim in the state in which you live. It’s far more important to contact an attorney with a strong history of experience specifically in asbestos cases, than it is to select one who happens to be in your area of Alabama. The most successful attorneys in your area may have never handled an asbestos case.

SWMW attorneys dedicate the overwhelming majority of their time and effort prosecuting mesothelioma claims, so we know which states and jurisdictions are going to provide the best outcome for your case and can get your case settled faster. We handle asbestos cases all across the USA, so we know how to file, where to file, and what to do to get you the compensation you deserve.

If you may have lived or worked in another state, select it here to learn about specific asbestos exposure in that state.

Jobsites in Alabama with Known Asbestos Usage & Exposure

Provided below is a list of cities in the state of Alabama where asbestos jobsites are known to have been located. If you worked for any of these companies or at these jobsites in Alabama there is a possibility that you may have been exposed to harmful asbestos which is known to cause mesothelioma and lung cancer.

Alabama City

  • Dwight Manufacturing Company
  • Gulf States Steel
  • Republic Steel Corporation
  • Southern Iron and Steel Company

Alexander City

  • Alexander City Creamery
  • Avondale Mills
  • C and G. Cooper Company
  • Russell Manufacturing Company


  • Alabama Polytechinic Inst
  • Auburn University
  • Department of Buildings & Grounds – S F Brewster
  • Southern Natural Gas


  • Courtaulds Chemical Plant
  • Halby Chemical
  • Shell Chemical
  • Stauffer Chemical Company

Bay Minette

  • International Paper Company
  • Newport Chemical
  • Newport Industries
  • Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company
  • Reichold Chemical
  • Tenneco Chemicals Incorporated


  • Amer Container Paper Mill/ Container Corp Paper Mill
  • American Can Company
  • Container Corp of America
  • Graham Brown Educational Center
  • Jefferson Smurfit
  • R. Miller Mill Company Inc


  • Alabama Power Company
  • Barry Steam Plant
  • Cold Creek Plant
  • Courtalds
  • Stauffer Chemical Company
  • Zeneca


  • American Can Company
  • American Can Paper Mill
  • James River Paper Mill
  • F. Carter Paint


  • Alabama Dry Dock & Shipyard Company
  • Alabama Power Company – Bark Burning Plant
  • Coastal Mobile Refinery
  • Gulf Atlantic Operations
  • Gulf Ship Building Company
  • Gulf Shipyard
  • Southeastern Production Company
  • Union Carbide
  • Wilsonville Steam

Coosa Pines

  • Beauknit Mills
  • Coosa Pines Plant
  • Kimberly Clark
  • Rust Engineering Company


  • Arnold Lumber Company
  • Cullman Creamery
  • Deep South Creamery Company
  • Deerr Electric Company
  • Graveman’s Dairy – Route 1
  • King Pharr Canning
  • Lanson Industries
  • St Bernard College


  • Alabama Lumber Company
  • Alabama Power Company
  • Borden Chemical
  • Greene County Steam Plant
  • Gulf State Paper Company
  • Purity Bakery – Ovens
  • Purity Bakery – Ovens
  • Triangle Construction Company


  • Alabama Machinery & Supply Company
  • Borden’s Ice Cream Company
  • Dothan Electric Light and Water Works
  • Dothan Grocery Company
  • Dothan Powerhouse
  • Farley Nuclear Power Plant
  • Faulkner Ice Company – Powell & Cherry Streets
  • Michelin Tire Corporation
  • Warneco At The Warner Manufacturing Plant


  • Alabama Steel and Wire Company
  • Ensley Steel Works
  • Harbison-Walker Refractonies Company
  • Semet-Solvay Company
  • Tennessee Coal & Iron Division
  • Tennessee Coal Iron and Railroad Company
  • United States Steel Corporation


  • Boaz Mills
  • Boaz Spinning Company Inc
  • Koolman’s Quick Freeze
  • Lakeside Plant
  • Monsanto


  • Central Foundry
  • Debardeleben Coal Corp
  • Empire Coke
  • Gulf States Paper Corp
  • Semet-Solvay Company
  • Tennessee Coal Iron and Railroad Company


  • Alabama Electric Cooperative Inc
  • Allied Paper Company
  • Boise Cascade Paper Group
  • Jackson Mill Supply Company


  • Lanett Bleachery and Dye Works
  • Lanett Cotton Mills
  • West Point Stevens
  • West Point-Pepperell, Inc.


  • Anderson Electric Company
  • Lehigh Portland Cement
  • National Metals Inc
  • Rock Wool Manufacturing Company
  • Rockwell Manufacturing
  • Standard Portland Cement Company
  • Universal Atlas Cement


  • Brown & Root
  • Ciba Geigy Chemical Company
  • MacIntosh Steam Generating Plant
  • Mathieson Alabama Chemical Corp
  • Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation


  • Alabama River Pulp Company
  • Olinkraft Inc
  • Temple Inland Forest Products
  • Vanity Fair Mills


  • Alabama College
  • Allied Products Company
  • U S Gypsum Company
  • Westinghouse


  • American Can Company
  • James River Paper Mill
  • Marathon Southern Corp
  • Naheola Southern Corp

North Birmingham

  • Chemical Plant
  • Semet Solvay Company
  • Sloss Sheffield Steel and Iron Company
  • U.S. Pipe


  • BF Goodrich
  • Opelika Foundry Company
  • Opelika Mills
  • Pepperell Manufacturing Company
  • Uniroyal Tire Company
  • Us Rubber
  • West Point Papermill
  • West Point Pepperell Manufacturing
  • West Point Stevens


  • Alabama Power Company
  • Gorgas Power Plant
  • Pratt Coal


  • American Can Company
  • Fort James
  • Fort James Operating Company
  • Georgia Pacific
  • James River Dixie Northern – Georgia Pacific
  • James River Paper Company
  • Marathon Southern

Phenix City

  • Alabama Kraft Company
  • Continental Carbon
  • Mead Paper
  • Rust Engineering Company

Pine Hill

  • Industial Development Board of Camden
  • Macmillan Bloedel Particleboard, Inc.
  • Rust Engineering Company
  • Weyerhaeuser


  • International Paper
  • Prattville Paper Mill
  • Union Bag Camp Paper Corporation
  • Union Camp Corporation
  • Union Camp Paper Mill
  • Union Camp Plywood Plant


  • Shell Chemical


  • Bellefonte Nuclear Plant
  • Goodyear
  • Revere Copper & Brass


  • Mead Paperboard
  • Widows Creek Power Plant


  • Avondale Mills
  • Central Mills
  • Defense Metal Products Inc
  • Georgia Marble
  • Moretti Harrah Marble Company


  • Allen Graphite Company
  • Coosa River Ordnance Plant
  • Newbury Manufacturing Company
  • Northern Ala Coal Iron and Railway Company
  • Talladega Furnace Company
  • Talledega College


  • Alabama By-Products Corporation
  • Clow Pipe and Foundy
  • James B. Clow and Songs
  • Ketona Chemical Corporation
  • Singmaster & Breyer For Ketona Chemical Company


  • Republic Iron and Steel Company
  • Republic Steel Corp


  • Colbert Steam Plant
  • Ford Company
  • Robbins Tile Company
  • Tennessee Valley Authority


  • Creasey Company
  • Tuskegee Normal and Industrial
  • Tyndall Air Force Base, Mess Hall
  • U.S. Veteran’s Hospital
  • Veterans Administrative Hospital


  • Koppers Company Inc
  • Koppers Company Tar Andb Chemical Div
  • Tar Products Div Koppers Company
  • Woodward Iron & Coke