Asbestos Exposure in Georgia

PowerPlantGeorgia was a booming industrial state during the time when asbestos exposure occurred. Paper mills, textile and cotton mills, power plants and other industrial-type businesses caused exposure at more than 50 different locations throughout the state. It was also the first state to commercially mine asbestos.

People who worked in these large plants are at a high risk of mesothelioma and lung caner because of the asbestos used in various equipment. 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 Georgia

Georgia ranks 23rd in the US for asbestos-related deaths. To date, 677 people in the state have died from mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer.

Filing an asbestos claim if you live in Georgia

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 Georgia. 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 Georgia with Known Asbestos Usage & Exposure

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


  • Minerals & Chemical Corporation of America
  • Phillip Corp


  • Edwin Hatch Nuclear Plant
  • Filtered Rosin Products Inc.
  • Georgia Power Company
  • Hatch Power Plant


  • Artizans, Inc.
  • Dixie Belle Mills Inc.
  • Echeta Cotton Mills
  • Synthetic Latex Bulk Storage Plant, Goodyear Tire Plant
  • Venture Carpets

Cedar Springs

  • Cedar Springs Paper Mill
  • Chattahoochee Plywood
  • Georgia Pacific Paper Mill
  • Great Northern Paper Company
  • Great Southern Land & Paper Company


  • Cedartown Cotton Manufacturing Company
  • Cherokee Iron Works
  • Paragon Mills
  • United States Finishing Company


  • Foote & Davies
  • General Motors
  • Guthrie Machine Works Inc.
  • L B Foster Company
  • Rockwell Manufacturing Company
  • Regis
  • Western Electric


  • Coffee County Creamery
  • Coffee County General Hospital
  • Filtered Rosin Products
  • Georgia Railroad Shops
  • South Georgia College


  • Young Refining

Forest Park

  • Atlanta Army Depot
  • Casco Mechanical Contractors
  • Georgia State Highway Department
  • Knox Glass Plant

Fort Benning

  • Carpenters Plumbing Company
  • Fort Benning Powerhouse
  • Kelley Hill Barracks
  • S. War Department
  • United States Army Corps of Engr’s


  • Acands, Inc.
  • Carling Brewing Company
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Hapeville Team Track
  • Municipal Airport
  • National Biscuit Company (Nabisco)
  • Owens Illinois Glass Company


  • Georgia Power Company
  • Georgia Power Plant


  • ITT Rayonier, Inc.
  • Jesup Pulp Mill


  • Scherer Power Plant


  • American Service Company
  • Callaway Mills
  • Deering Milliken, Inc.
  • LaGrange Packing Company
  • Milliken and Company
  • Pepperell Manufacturing Company
  • T C. Crenshaw
  • Troup Ice Company


  • Babcock & Wilcox Company
  • Georgia Power Company


  • Gold Kist Peanut Growers
  • Moultrie Manufacturing Company
  • Swift & Company
  • Tucker Aluminum Products


  • Bonnell William L Company
  • Bonnell Williams & Company Inc.
  • Georgia Kraft Company
  • Georgia Power Company
  • Johnson Hardware Company
  • Owens-Corning Fiberglas
  • Plant Arkwright
  • Plant Yates Powerhouse


  • Economy Mechanical Industrial
  • Rock City Corrugated, Incorporated
  • Western Electric Company, Inc.

Rabun Gap

  • Burlington Industries, Inc.
  • Rabun Apparel, Inc.
  • Rabun Mills Div.
  • Sanitary Plumbing & Heating Company


  • Interstate Container Company
  • Interstate Paper Corporation
  • Riceboro Paper Mill
  • J.K. Corporation


  • Engineered Fabrics
  • Goodyear Clearwater Mills
  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber
  • Marquette Cement Manufacturing. Company
  • Southern States Portland Cement Company

Saint Mary’s

  • Durango Georgia Paper
  • Gilman Paper
  • Gilman Paper Company


  • American Industrial Clays Company
  • Burgess Pigment Company
  • Champion Paper & Fibre Company
  • Cyprus Industrial Minerals
  • Thiele Kaolin Company


  • Swainsboro Printing & Finishing Company
  • Swainsboro Supply Company


  • F. Goodrich
  • Bleachery Div.
  • Thomaston Bleachery
  • Thomaston Cotton Mills
  • Thomaston Mills


  • Arnold Brick Company
  • Davco Division Water & Waste Manufacturing Company
  • Indust Equipment Company of Thomasville
  • Industrial Boiler Company Inc.
  • A. Domiciliary
  • Water and Light Department


  • American Woolen Company, Inc.
  • Builders Supply Company
  • J I Newton
  • JP Stevens
  • Knit-Tex Corporation
  • South Georgia Ice Company
  • Texture Tex
  • Tifton Aluminum
  • Tifton Cotton Mills


  • Coats & Clark, Inc.
  • John’s Roofing & Sheet Metal Company, Inc.
  • Toccoa Cotton Mills
  • Toccoa Foundry


  • Alcan Cable Company
  • American Mineral Spirits
  • Basf Wyandotte
  • Central Cable
  • Hormel Company
  • Sears Fashion Pool
  • Thompson Industries

Warner Robins

  • Robins Air Force Base
  • Turner Murphy Company
  • Warner Robins Air Force Base