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Mesothelioma: The case of Lakeland, Florida

Lakeland History Lakeland is located between Tampa and Orlando. The city was founded in 1882 by Abraham Munn who bought eighty (80) acres of land. Today, those eighty (80) acres make up the downtown part of Lakeland, Florida. The city…

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Mesothelioma: The Case of Pensacola, Florida

Mesothelioma: The Case of Pensacola, Florida - History Pensacola is the original capital of Florida and the first European settlement in the United States. Many early building developments were made in the city, for example, the first United States Naval…

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Mesothelioma: The case of Tampa, Florida

Mesothelioma: The case of Tampa, Florida Tampa, Florida is the fifty fourth (54th) largest city in the United States. Four years after Florida officially became a state, in 1849, the village of Tampa became incorporated as a town. Asbestos History…

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Asbestos Manufacturers Celotex Corp.

Celotex Corporation: History In the 1920s the Celotex Corporation of America and its subsidiary Celotex Company of Great Britain established themselves in importing bagasse fiberboard. The company was reincorporated when it was bought by Jim Walter. He purchased Celotex Corporation…

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Asbestos Manufacturers Shook & Fletcher

Shook and Fletcher: History Shook and Fletcher originated in 1901 as iron, brick and coal product manufacturers. In 1949, they joined the insulation sector and are still the largest industry insulation producers in the southeast of the United States today.…

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Asbestos Manufacturers: General Motors

General Motors: History General Motors was established in 1908 as a group of more than twenty companies that were automakers. The twenty companies included Chevrolet and Cadillac. The company was set up as a competitor and rival to Ford Motor Company. General…

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Asbestos Manufacturers: Union Carbide

Union Carbide: History Union Carbide was founded in 1917 as Union Carbide and Carbon Corporation. The company first bought and produced ethylene in 1919. In 1920, it established Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Corporation; shortly thereafter it opened the first ever…

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Asbestos Manufacturers: Johns Manville

Asbestos Manufacturers: Johns Manville Johns Manville origins started when H. W. Johns Manufacturing Company in New York was formed in 1858. This was a company that used asbestos to manufacture fire resistant roofing. In 1886, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the Manville…

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