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Mesothelioma and Asbestos in Wisconsin


Virtually all asbestos exposure in Wisconsin is work-related; the state has no natural deposits except along its border with Michigan's upper peninsula.

Wisconsin Paper Mills and Asbestos

Kimberly Clark and Georgia-Pacific one of the top 10 employers in the state; Wisconsin's production of paper products exceeds that of Washington and Oregon. Direct use of asbestos is not normally considered a hazards to pulp mill workers. However, in the past asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) were used in drying felts and adhesives. These drying felts had to be changed quite often, and were a major source of asbestos exposure.

Beyond this, most exposure to asbestos fibers in paper and pulp mills – as well as any number of industrial or public buildings constructed prior to the 1980s – was the result of deteriorating building materials containing ACMs. These include any or all of the following:

  • Monokote (a type of sprayed-on insulation manufactured and marketed by W.R. Grace & Company)
  • Transite (concrete wallboard impregnated with asbestos)
  • floor and ceiling tiles
  • mastic
  • paint
  • countertops

Power Plants and Asbestos in Wisconsin

Blue and brown asbestos has considerably resistance to electricity. It was used extensively throughout the construction of power generation facilities. ACMs could be found in electrical cloth, conduits and even the machinery itself, including turbines and generators. Asbestos inside machinery has especially hazardous, since it could eject millions of friable asbestos fibers into the immediate environment while in motion.

A Puerto Rican study published in 2007 examined the chest x-rays of over 1,100 workers; more than 130 of them showed signs of asbestos disease. Workers who have been negligently exposed should seek legal counsel

Mesothelioma Statistics in Wisconsin

In the 20 years preceding the 2000 census, 725 asbestosis victims deaths were reported. Most of these were due to mesothelioma patients. Victims in the Milwaukee metro area, accounted for 144 of these deaths; few fatalities were recorded in rural Wisconsin, however. Those who have been exposed to asbestos should seek medical attention at qualified mesothelioma cancer centers in their area.

Asbestos Exposure in Wisconsin Cities

Provided below is a list of cities in the state of Wisconsin where asbestos jobsites are known to have been located. If you worked at any of these companies and/or jobsites in Wisconsin, there is a possibility that you may have been exposed to harmful asbestos which is known to cause mesothelioma. Click on any link to view a complete list of jobsites in that city.

Asbestos Exposure at Wisconsin Jobsites

If someone you know has ever worked at one of the Jobsites listed below, they may have been exposed to high levels of asbestos. Asbestos exposure at any one of these Jobsites could put them at risk to develop malignant mesothelioma (a terminal cancer) and asbestos related lung cancer.


  • Algoma Plywood & Veneer Company
  • Champion International Corporation
  • U.S. Plywood Corporation


  • Alma Station
  • Dairyland Power Cooperative


  • A.P. Green Refractory Company
  • Aid Association For Lutherans
  • Aid Association for Lutherans job
  • Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company
  • Appleton Coated Paper Company
  • Appleton Paper Mills
  • Appleton Woolen Mills
  • Balliet Supply Company
  • Bartelt Insulation Supply Inc.
  • Consolidated Water Pulp & Paper Company
  • Foremost Dairies
  • Fox River Paper Company
  • Fox River Valley Knitting
  • Freedom High School
  • Green Giant Canning Company
  • Industrial Insulation Corporation of Wisconsin
  • Interlake Pulp and Paper Company
  • Miller Electric
  • Neenah Paper Fr, Llc
  • Oshkosh State College
  • Riverside Paper Corporation
  • Southwest Elementary School
  • St. Bernadette School
  • St. Therese School
  • Standard Manufacturing Company
  • Tuttle Press Company
  • Two Rivers Hospital Job
  • Valley Iron Works Company
  • Valley Ready Mixed Cement Company
  • Veterans Hospital
  • Willy and Company
  • Wisconsin Tractn L H and P Company
  • Y.M.C.A.


  • American Can Company
  • Ashland Iron and Steel Company
  • Ashland Light Power and St. Railway Company
  • Bay Front Station
  • Lake States Enterprises
  • Lake Superior District Power Corporation
  • Lake Superior Iron Chemical Company
  • Marathon Paper Mills
  • Northern States Power Company
  • Splicewood Corporation
  • Xcel Energy


  • Badger Army Ordinance Plant
  • Olin Corporation
  • Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation

Beaver Dam

  • Beaver Dam Mall Iron Company
  • Kirach Foundry
  • Kraft Foods, Inc.
  • Malleable Iron Range Company


  • Beloit Box Board Company
  • Beloit College
  • Beloit Foundry
  • Beloit Iron Works
  • Beloit Memorial Hospital
  • Beloit Water Gas and Electric Company
  • Berlin Machine Works
  • Blackhawk Station
  • Charles H. Besly and Company
  • Converse School
  • Fish Oven
  • Gardner Machine Company
  • Hydro-Blast Corporation
  • P. B. Yates Machine Company
  • Rock River Generating Station
  • Wisconsin Construction Company
  • Wisconsin Power & Light Company
  • Yates-American Machine Company


  • Wansau Paper Mills Company
  • Wausaw Paper Mills Inc


  • Brookfield High School
  • Milwaukee Electric Tool
  • New Junior High School
  • Wisconsin Telephone Company


  • Burlington Brewing Company
  • Burlington Junior High School
  • Carbonite Metal
  • Helene Curtis
  • Murphy Products
  • Nestle Company Inc
  • Nestle Usa, Inc.


  • Cassville Power House
  • Dairyland Power Cooperative
  • Nelson Dewey Station
  • Wisconsin Power & Light Company

Combined Locks

  • Combined Locks Paper Company
  • Combined Paper Mills, Inc.
  • Locks Mill


  • Federal Rubber Manufacturing Company
  • Ladish Company
  • Ladish Crop Forge Company
  • The Ladish Company
  • Trinity Hospital
  • Worthington Pump and Machinery Corp


  • Borg Instrumernt Company
  • Bradley Knitting Company
  • Delavan Heat Light and Power Company
  • George W. Borg Corp
  • Wisconsin School For The Deaf

Eau Claire

  • Central Heating Plt Wisc
  • Chippewa Valley Electric Railroad Company
  • Dells Paper and Pulp Company
  • Gillette Rubber Company
  • Luther Hospital
  • National Electric Manufacturing Company
  • Plainwell Tissue
  • Pope and Talbot
  • Sterling Pulp & Paper Company
  • United States Rubber Company
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Fond Du Lac

  • Eastern Wisconsin Electric Company
  • Fond Du Lac St. Railway and Light Company
  • Fred Rueping Leather Company
  • Galloway West Company
  • Giddings & Lewis Machine
  • Goodrich High School
  • Haentze Floral Company
  • Helmer and Cook
  • Huber and Fichrman Drug Mills
  • International Paper Company
  • New Benlen Building
  • Sardoffimen Iron & Metal
  • Winnebago Furniture Manufacturing Company
  • Wisconsin Power and Light Company

Fort Atkinson

  • Bettersox Knitting
  • Creamery Package
  • James F. Luther High School
  • James Foundry
  • James Manufacturing
  • Larsen Company
  • St. Regis Corporation
  • Water and Light Commission


  • Boiler Water Reactor Plant
  • Dairyland Power Cooperative
  • Genoa Power Plant
  • La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor
  • Wabash Power Equipment

Hales Corners

  • A&H, Incorporated Truckers
  • Shoreline Supply Company
  • Wisconsin Acoustic & Fireproof


  • Barker Senior High School
  • Chevrolet Division
  • Chevrolet Motor Division
  • Janesville Electric Company
  • Northern Petro Chemical Company
  • Parker Pen Company
  • Samson Tractor Company


  • Albers Milling Company
  • Forest Lawn Sanitarium
  • Jefferson High School
  • St. Coletta's School
  • Stoppenbach Sausage


  • International Paper
  • Kaukauna Paper Company
  • Riverside Paper Company
  • Thilmany Pulp & Paper Company


  • American Brass
  • American Motors
  • Arneson Foundry, Inc
  • Beam Rental Inc.
  • Carthage College
  • City Lbr. & Supply Company
  • Coopers Inc.
  • Frank Elementary School
  • Holly Rosary of Pompeii School
  • Kenosha Company Courthouse
  • Kenosha Gas and Electric Company
  • Ladish Triclover
  • Nash Kelvinator Corp
  • Nash Motors Company
  • St. Catherines Hospital
  • St. Peters School
  • Thos. B. Jeffrey Company
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Washington Junior High School
  • Werner Laundry
  • Windsor Spring Company


  • Kewaunee Nuclear Generating
  • Kewaunee Power Station
  • Wisconsin Public Service Corporation


  • Interlake Papers
  • Kimberly Clark Corporation
  • Kimberly High School
  • Newpage Corporation

La Crosse

  • Acoustical Lab Building
  • Aramark Corporation
  • Breeching
  • Electric Auto Lite Company
  • F M Branson & Son
  • F.W. Means and Company
  • G. Heileman Brewing Company
  • Holy Cross Diocesan Center
  • Holy Cross Seminary
  • John Gund Brewing Company
  • La Crosse Plumbing Supply, Inc.
  • La Crosse Refining Company
  • La Crosse University
  • Lourds Hall
  • Mexican Plantation Company
  • Milw Road Siding
  • Northern States Power Company
  • Poellinger Plastering Services
  • The Trane Company
  • Trane Company
  • Wisconsin Light and Power Company
  • Wisconsin Minnesota Light and Power Company
  • Wisconsin State University
  • Ymca


  • Edward L. Ryerson
  • Fred Randandt & Sons
  • Holy Family Hospital
  • Johnson Motel
  • Lakeside Packing
  • Manitowoc City Hospital
  • Manitowoc Portland Cement
  • Manitowoc Power Plant
  • Manitowoc Public Utilities
  • Manitowoc Shipbuilding Inc
  • Mirro Aluminum Company
  • Northwestern Insulation Company, Inc.
  • Spindler Company
  • U.S. Lighthouse Keepers Quarters
  • Utilities Power Plant
  • White House Milk Company
  • Wisconsin Public Service Company


  • Ap Green F B Company of Wisc
  • Consolidated Paper
  • Fiberesin, Incorporated and Rodman Industries
  • Marinette and Menominee Paper Company
  • Marinette Gas Electric Light and Street Railway Company
  • Marinette Menominee Paper Company
  • Marinette Paper Company
  • Rock Island Corp Resinwood Div
  • Rodman Industries
  • Scott Paper Company
  • Water Pollution Control


  • Alma Cheese Factory, Inc
  • Consolidated Badger
  • Grant Elementary School
  • Marshfield Clinic
  • Power Service Corporation
  • Roddis Lumber and Veneer Company
  • Roddis Plywood Corp
  • Thriftway Homes Center
  • Weyerhauser Company
  • Wildwood Power Plant


  • American Can Company
  • George Banta Publishing Company
  • Gilbert Paper Company
  • J. Strange Paper
  • Jefferson School
  • John Strange Paper
  • Marathon Division
  • Marinette Paper Company
  • Mead Corporation
  • Meenah Menasha Plant
  • Midway Plant
  • Neenah Menasha Disposal
  • Us Paper
  • Water & Light Commission
  • Wisconsin Tissue Mills


  • Anson Hixson Sash and Door Company
  • H W Wright Lumber Company
  • Kearney Trucker Corp
  • Northern Door Corporation
  • Taylor Insulation Company, Inc.
  • Union Grove High School


  • Mosinee Paper Corp
  • Mosinee Paper Mills Company
  • Wausau Sulphate Fibre Company


  • Bergstrom Paper Company
  • Cellu Tissue
  • Conant Junior High
  • Eggers Industries, Inc.
  • First National Bank Building
  • Fox Valley Glass Aggregate
  • Hardwood Products Corporation
  • Kimberly Clark Corporation
  • Marathon Graphic Arts
  • Minergy Corp
  • Neenah Brass & Alum
  • Neenah Foundry, Inc.
  • Neenah Menasha Disposal
  • Neenah Paper Company
  • P. H. Glatfelter Company
  • Theda Clark Memorial Hospital


  • Georgia Pacific
  • Nekoosa Edwards Paper Company
  • Nekoosa Foundry & Machinery
  • Nekoosa Paper Company
  • Nekoosa-Edwards Paper Company

New London

  • Curtis Corporation
  • Georgia-Pacific Corporation
  • Hamilton & Sons Canning
  • New London High School
  • Wisconsin Cabinet and Panel Company


  • Kimberly Clark Corporation
  • Newpage - Niagara Mill

Oak Creek

  • A C Electronics
  • A C Spark Plug
  • Delphi Automotive
  • General Motors
  • Oak Creek Powerhouse
  • Wisconsin Electric Power Company


  • Carnation Company
  • Carnation Company
  • Carnation Milk Products Company
  • Oconomowoc High School
  • Oconomowoc Junior High School
  • Pabst Farms
  • Pacific Coast Condensed Milk Company
  • Sentry Equipment Company
  • Summit Elementary School


  • Falls Paper & Power Company
  • Hold Hardwood Company
  • Holt Lumber Company
  • Oconto Falls Paper Company
  • Oconto Hospital

Oconto Falls

  • Falls Manufacturing Company
  • Falls Paper and Power Company
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Oconto Falls Tissue Inc.
  • Scott Paper Company
  • Scott Paper Mill

Port Edwards

  • Domtar, Incorporated
  • Georgia Pacific
  • Nekoosa-Edwards Paper Company, Inc.
  • Port Edwards Mill

Port Washington

  • Kwik-Mix Company
  • Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Company
  • Modern Equipment Company
  • St. Mary's School
  • Washington Heights High School
  • Wisconsin Electric Power Company


  • C.B Pride Rhinelander Paper Company
  • Rhinelander Paper Company, Inc.
  • St. Regis Paper
  • Wausau Mosinee Paper


  • Green Giant Canning Company
  • Green Giant Company
  • Ripon High School
  • Speed Queen


  • City Hall
  • Marathon Paper Mills Company
  • Wisconsin Public Service Corp


  • Badger State Tanning Company
  • Crocker Chair Company
  • Eastern Wisconsin Eletric Company
  • Edgewater Generating Station
  • Edgewater Power Plant
  • Empire Petroleum Company
  • Frost Peterson Veneer Seating Company
  • Garton Toy Company
  • Home for Aged
  • J.M. Kohler Sons Company
  • Konrad Schreier
  • Larson Plywood Company
  • Memorial Mall Shopping Center
  • Northern Furniture Company
  • O*Tenberg Iron Works
  • Plastics Engineering Company
  • Sheboygan Chair Company
  • Sheboygan Glass Company, Inc.
  • Sheboygan Light Heat and Power Company
  • Sheboygan Light Power Railway Company
  • Sheboygan Manufacturing Company
  • Sheboygan Memorial Hospital
  • Sheboygan Powerhouse
  • The Vollrath Company
  • Vinyl Plastics, Inc.
  • Vpi Corporation
  • Wisconsin Power & Light Company

South Milwaukee

  • Appleton Electric Company
  • Badger Malleable & Manufacturing. Company
  • Bucyrus Company
  • Bucyrus Erie
  • Evenrude Motors
  • Line Material Company
  • Packaging Corporation of America

Stevens Point

  • Atlas Insulation Company
  • Consolidated Papers Incorporataed
  • Consolidated Water & Paper Company
  • Joerns Furniture
  • Kimberly Clark
  • Neenah Paper Div Whiting Mill
  • New Page Group, Incorporated
  • Normington Laundry
  • Sentinel Insurance
  • Skalski Company The
  • St. Josephs Academy
  • Stevens Point Division
  • Vetter Company
  • Whiting Plover Paper Company

Sturgeon Bay

  • Door County Jail
  • Door County Memorial Hospital
  • Peterson Builders, Inc.
  • Sturgeon Bay Shipbuilding


  • Am Building Company
  • B.F. Afflick
  • Clm Corporation
  • Douglass County Street Railway Company
  • Franklin School
  • Fraser-Nelson Shipbuilding
  • Knights of Col.
  • Lake Superior Refineries
  • Murphy Oil USA
  • Northern Brewing Company
  • Police Headquarters
  • Superior Dock
  • Superior Water Light & Power
  • Sweeny Paul Materials Company
  • Webster Manufacturing Company


  • National Container Corp of Wisconsin
  • Owens Corning Fiberglas Corporation
  • Owens Illinois Glass Company
  • Packaging Corp of America
  • Tenneco Packaging
  • Tomahawk Kraft Paper Company

Two Rivers

  • Aluminum Manufacturing Company
  • City Hospital
  • Hamilton Manufacturing Company
  • Lloyd Manufacturing. Company
  • Mid‐Cities Shopping Center
  • Point Beach Nuclear Plant
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Two Rivers Community Hospital


  • Banting Elementary School
  • Catholic Memorial High School
  • Grede Foundries
  • Hydraulic Unit Specialty
  • Moor Bath Hotel
  • Morgan Butler Junior High School
  • Mt. St. Paul College
  • N.L. & E.B. Jones Company
  • Union Elementary School
  • Veteran's Administration Hospital
  • Waukesha Bearings
  • Waukesha Company Asylum
  • Waukesha Company Institute
  • Waukesha Foundry Company, Inc.
  • Waukesha Gas and Electric Company
  • Waukesha Incinerator
  • Waukesha Motor Company
  • Waukeska Gas and Ele. Company
  • Whittier Elementary School
  • Wisc Centrifugal Foundry
  • Wisconsin Centrifugal Inc
  • Wisconsin Telephone Company


  • Ap Green Refr Company of Wisconsin
  • Asbestos Supply & Roofing
  • City Lumber & Supply
  • Crestline Company
  • Employer's Mutual
  • Gustafson Oil
  • Jaeger Insulation Company, Inc.
  • Kraft Foods Company
  • Mid State Contracting
  • Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company
  • Newman High School
  • Underwood Veueer
  • Wausau Electric Company
  • Wausau Iron Works
  • Wausau Paper Mills Company
  • Y.W.C.A.


  • Grede Foundries
  • Howard Johnson Motel
  • Malone's Drug Store
  • Milwaukee County Insitutions & Dept
  • Milwaukee County Institutions & Departments

West Allis

  • Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company
  • Eaton Yale & Towne
  • Federal Malleable Company
  • John Dewey Junion High School
  • Motor Castings Company
  • Research Lab
  • State Fair Park
  • Unit Crane & Shovel
  • Unit Drop Forge
  • West Allis Memorial Hospital
  • West Allis Works

West Bend

  • A&P Products Corporation
  • Pick Automotive Company
  • Pick Manufacturing Company
  • West Bend Aluminum
  • West Bend Company

West Superior

  • Gregory Cook and Company
  • Land and River Imprint Company
  • Lehigh Valley Coal Company
  • Northwestern Grass Furn Company
  • Superior Water Light and Powr. Company
  • West Superior Iron and Steel Company

Wisconsin Rapids

  • Biron Mill
  • Charmin Paper Company
  • Consolidated Papers, Inc.
  • Consolidated Water Power and Paper Company
  • Consolidated Water Pulp & Paper Company
  • Consoweld Corp
  • New Craft Mill
  • Newpage Group Inc.
  • Normington Laundry
  • Preway Inc.
  • Riverview Hospital
  • Wisconsin Acoustic & Fireproof


  • Veterans Administration Hospital

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers in Wisconsin

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located in Wisconsin. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, professional designations, areas of expertise and how to contact the center.

600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792

University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
1400 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706

Mesothelioma Doctors in Wisconsin

We have also compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located in Wisconsin. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. H. Ian Robins
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Department of Medicine
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792

Filing an Asbestos Claim in Wisconsin

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Wisconsin, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, you are eligible for financial assistance.

Resources for Mesothelioma Patients and Their Families

Asbestos Related News in Wisconsin

EPA Gives Green Bay Funds to Remove Asbestos, Other Hazardous Materials

Green Bay is receiving an EPA grant to remove asbestos, petroleum products, and other hazardous materials in a massive redevelopment project.

Former Milwaukee School Listed as Asbestos Superfund Site

The former VE Carter School of Excellence in Milwaukee was recently listed as an EPA Superfund site for its asbestos and other hazardous materials. Read more at

Asbestos Exposure Across the U.S.


Cabrera-Santiago, Manuel et al. “Prevalence of Asbestos-Related Disease Among Electrical Power Generation Workers in Puerto Rico.” Presentation at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, 2007.

Evans, David and Greg Johnstone. “Asbestos Use Companies and Locations in Wisconsin.” All About Malignant Mesothelioma, (September 2006)

Geological Research, Analyses and Services Programs. “Naturally Occurring Asbestos Locations in the Contiguous U.S. and Alaska.” Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, 25 May 2007. (accessed 23 August 2010).

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