Asbestos Exposure in Tennesee

PowerPlantThe paper and pulp and energy production industries are largely associated with asbestos exposure in Tennessee. Employees working in the pulp and paper industry between 1945 and 1996 were at a high risk of asbestos exposure.

The energy industry also exposed many workers to asbestos. The Tennessee Valley Authority operates many energy facilities including hydroelectric, nuclear, wind turbines, and more. All of these energy production facilities have contained asbestos at some point in their existence.

Statistics for Mesothelioma Cases in Tennessee

Tennessee ranks 17th in the US for asbestos-related deaths. There have been 612 deaths from mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer between 1999 – 2013.

Filing an asbestos claim if you live in Tennessee

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 Tennessee. 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 Tennessee with Known Asbestos Usage & Exposure

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


  • Aluminum Company of America
  • North Plant
  • Smelting Div.
  • West Plant


  • Appalachian Hardwood Casket Company
  • Bristol Gas and Electric Company
  • Bristol Metal Prod
  • Bristol Regional Medical
  • Charles A. Schieren
  • Virginia Iron Coal and Coke Company


  • Bowater Inc.
  • Bowater Paper Mill
  • Bowaters Carolina Corp
  • Bowaters Southern Paper Corporation
  • Calhoun Paper Mill


  • Olin Chemical
  • Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation


  • Bendix Siding
  • Brown Stove Works
  • Chickamauga Producers Incorporated
  • Cleveland Tennessee Enamel Company
  • Dixie Foundry Company
  • Rossville Development Company
  • Union Consolidated Mining Company


  • B I T Manufacturing
  • Cities Service Company
  • Tennessee Copper Company


  • Packaging Corp of America
  • Tennessee River Pulp & Paper Company

Cumberland City

  • Cumberland Steam Plant
  • Cumberland Steam Plant
  • Tennessee Valley Authority


  • American Glanzstoff Corporation
  • East Tennessee Undergarment Company
  • Great Lake Research Corporation
  • North American Pilot Building
  • North American Polyester
  • North American Rayon Corp
  • Tennessee Chair Company


  • Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio Railway
  • Davidson Chemical
  • Davison Chemical Div.
  • Hoover Ball Bearing Company
  • Vestal Lumber Company


  • Beaunit Fibers
  • Bonat Nylon Plant
  • Huber Chemical Company
  • Huber Company
  • M. Huber Corporation


  • Gallatin Steam Plant
  • Hoeganaes Corporation
  • Tennessee Valley Authority


  • Burlington Hosiery Mill
  • Clinch River Corp
  • Harriman Company
  • Harriman Hosiery Plant
  • Harriman Paperboard Corporation
  • Kayser Roth Hosiery
  • Mead Paperboard Corp
  • Roane Hosiery Mill
  • Tennessee Forging


  • Johnsonville Steam Plant
  • New Johnsonville Steam Plant
  • Tennessee Valley Authority


  • Kingston Steam Plant
  • Tennessee Valley Authority


  • Kraft Foods
  • Lawrenceburg High School
  • Murray Ohio Company Inc.
  • Murray Ohio Manufacturing Company



  • Cedar City Mills
  • Inter State Ice and Coal Company
  • Lebanon Woolen Mills
  • Tennessee Woolen Mills
  • TRW Inc.


  • American Enka Corporation
  • Basf Corp
  • Filament Chemical Paper Room
  • Lenzing Fibers Corp


  • Aviation Service School
  • Chickasaw Ordnance Works
  • I. Du Pont De Nemours
  • United States Naval Air Station


  • American Enka Corporation
  • Berkline Corporation
  • H. Medlin
  • Morristown High School
  • Morristown Knitting Mills
  • Flake Corp
  • Tennessee Flake
  • Tennessee Furniture Industries
  • Union Camp Corporation


  • Carnation Company
  • Exalco Manufacturing Company
  • E. Apple Motor
  • General Electric Company
  • Olin Steel Treating Company
  • Rutherford County Creamery
  • Veterans Administration Hospital

Old Hickory

  • Davison Company
  • I. DuPont De Nemours & Company
  • Old Hickory Chemical Company
  • Old Hickory Powder Plant
  • Ordnance Department
  • United States Government Explosive Plant
  • United States Gov’t Explosives Plant


  • Celotex Corp
  • City Water and Light Plant
  • Holly Carburator Company
  • Jim Walter Corp
  • Paris City Water and Light Plant
  • Paris Manor Nursing Home


  • Davis Cabinet Company
  • Hydro Systems
  • International Paper Company
  • Midwestern Gas Transmission Company
  • Tennessee Fresh Frozen Foods


  • Bedford County Nursing Home
  • Dixie Hotel
  • Empire Graphite
  • Industrial Towel & Uniform Company
  • Musgrave Pencil
  • Sylvan Cotton Mills
  • Unisoyal

Spring City

  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Watts Bar Nuclear Plant
  • Watts Bar Steam Plant


  • Allis Chalmers Manufacturing Company
  • Arnold Air Force Base
  • Arnold Engineering & Development Corporation
  • Consolidated Western Steel Company
  • Cumberland City Steam Plant
  • Gas Dynamics Facilities
  • University of Tennessee Space Institute
  • Wilson Sporting Goods


  • Atlas Chemical Industries Inc.
  • Farmers Chemical Association
  • Volunteer Army Ammunitions Plant
  • Volunteer Army Ordnance Plant
  • Volunteer Ordnance Works

Union City

  • Corporation of Union City
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Industrial Development Company of Union City


  • I. DuPont De Nemours & Company
  • Grace Chemical Company
  • Shelby County
  • R. Grace