Charlotte is North Carolina’s largest city and an important U.S. financial center. Between the late 19th and mid-20th Centuries, the city grew with industries like railroads, paper, textiles, and construction. Many of these workplaces used asbestos, harmed workers, and continue to cause health problems today.
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Charlotte Asbestos Facts
- Charlotte and Mecklenburg County have the highest number of asbestos related deaths in the state.
- The death rate in the county between 1999 and 2013 was 326.
- Several industries in the Charlotte area contributed to asbestos exposure, including paper mills, textile mills, and construction materials.
Carolina Asbestos Coropration
Nearby Davidson was once home to a company that manufactured asbestos fabrics, shingles, and tiles, known as the Carolina Asbestos Corporation. The property is known today as the Davidson Depot.
The lingering asbestos on the site is a health issue, but for nearby residents the problem extends beyond the old mill. Materials from the site were used as fill in the surrounding area. Many homes now sit on top of asbestos.
A cap was put on asbestos in the ground, but it leaked in 2017. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stepped in to do a cleanup, removing thousands of tons from the soil. They did not test all properties, and residents are concerned that asbestos lingers in their soil.
Gold Bond/National Gypsum
Established in 1925, the National Gypsum Company is a leading manufacturer of construction and building products, headquartered in Charlotte. Like most manufacturing companies prior to EPA asbestos regulations, the National Gypsum Company used asbestos in many products for decades.
Most of the products made with asbestos were made under the Gold Bond Buildings Products label, including:
- Cement board
- Humidity-proof panels
- Joint compounds
- Texture paint
Lawsuits soon followed against both National Gypsum Company and Gold Bond Building Products. The sheer amount of lawsuits resulted in the 1985 Wellington Agreement, in which the company moved all of their pending asbestos lawsuits to the Asbestos Claims Facility. In 1990, National Gypsum filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
In 1993, the company, now called NGC, created an asbestos trust fund and settlement deal that prevents all future asbestos lawsuits. However, they are now mandated to pay $347 million to the Asbestos Claims Management Corporation (ACMC).
Additional Job Sites Associated with Asbestos Use in Charlotte
Charlotte’s past as a mining and industrial town has left damaging asbestos in many locations.
Schools and Hospitals
- Coulwood Middle School
- Johnson C Smith University
- University of North Carolina
- Western North Carolina Vocational School
- Charlotte Memorial Hospital
- Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center
- CMC Mercy Hospital
- Davidson College
- Hawthorne Medical Center
- Barnhardt Manufacturing Company
- Highland Park Manufacturing Company
- Savona Manufacturing
- Anchor Mills
- Arlington Cotton Mills
- Chadbourn Hosiery Mills, Inc.
- Charlotte Cotton Mills
- Highland Mills
- Charlotte Ordnance Missile Plant (COMP)
- Westinghouse Plant
Additional Job Sites, Buildings, and Businesses
- Acoustics Engineering
- Charlotte Douglas International Airport
- WSOC TV
- Charlottetown Mall
- Charlotte Utilities
- D. & B. Insulation Company, Inc.
- Duke Energy
- J.A. Jones Construction Company
- The Linde Group
- McLaren Industries
- North Carolina National Bank
- The Porter Hayden Company
- Robinson Electric Company
- Radisson Hotel
- Wachovia Bank
- Webel Knitting Company
For victims of asbestos diseases, there are two major cancer facilities in the Carolinas. These cancer centers and their staff offer specialized medical treatment, counseling, and other patient-related services.
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston Salem, NC 27157
Carolina Pulmonary and Critical Care Center
Lexington Medical Park 2
146 North Hospital Drive, Suite 400
West Columbia, SC 29169
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Page Reviewed and Edited by Mesothelioma Attorney Paul Danziger
Paul Danziger grew up in Houston, Texas and earned a law degree from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago. For over 25 years years he has focused on representing mesothelioma cancer victims and others hurt by asbestos exposure. Paul and his law firm have represented thousands of people diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer, recovering hundreds of millions of dollars for injured clients. Every client is extremely important to Paul and he will take every call from clients who want to speak with him. Paul and his law firm handle mesothelioma cases throughout the United States.