Mesothelioma: The Case of Mulberry, Florida

Posted on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at 2:55 pm    

Mesothelioma: The Case of Mulberry, Florida

polk-countyMulberry is a city located in the Polk County in the Central Florida Highlands. The city’s name is based on a mulberry tree found in the center point of the community. In the past the tree served as an assembly or meeting point for the town. The first settlers in the city arrived at about the period of the 1840s, during the logging industry era. The city became incorporated in 1901.

In 1886, phosphate rock was discovered in the Peace River in Mulberry. This discovery of phosphate drove the economy and established the community of the city. As a result, many businesses were set up over the years. Some examples are:

  • International Mineral and Chemical Company
  • Mobil Chemical
  • Prairie Pebble Phosphate Company Mines

These businesses operated in the city and established some of the following mines:

  • Agrico Mine,
  • Armour Mine,
  • Bonnie Mine,
  • Brewster Mine,
  • Gardinier Mine and
  • Grace mines

The mines supplied eighty percent (80%) of the nation’s demand for fertilizer ingredients and one third (1/3) of the world’s demand for essential fertilizer ingredients.

Today, Mulberry is home to Mosaic (formerly International Mineral and Chemical Corporation IMC), the world’s top phosphate producer. The city is also home to Master Containers Inc., which is the largest foam cut and container plant in Florida.

Mesothelioma and Mulberry, Florida

The city has many job sites where asbestos containing products were used. Such job sites include:

  • Superior Brick & Refractory Service
  • Mulberry Wrecking Company
  • Daniel Construction Company
  • Bigelow Liptak Corporation Alert
  • Alert Refractory Contractors
  • Grace Mines
  • Armour Mine
  • Agrico Mine
  • International Agricultural Corporation
  • International Mineral and Chemical Corporation

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestosis and were exposed to asbestos in Florida, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Vinson Law Office today; they will assist you with your claim.

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