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Escanaba Pulp and Paper Mill

Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan

Escanaba Pulp and Paper Mill

Escanaba Pulp and Paper Mill Located in Delta County Escanaba City, Michigan on the outskirts of the city alongside the Escanaba River, is a source of asbestos exposure, Mesothelioma and other asbestos related cancers.  The plant originally opened in 1911 as the Escanaba Pulp and Paper Company, operations began and later became known as Mead Corporation before being purchased by NewPage.  The plant annually produces over 785,000 tons of coated freesheet, coated groundwood, specialty and uncoated paper. The facility has one refiner mechanical pulp mill and one Kraft, three paper machines, a pulp dryer, three off-machine blade coaters, six supercalenders and six winders. The Escanaba mill currently employs nearly 1000 people. Over the years, thousands of workers were exposed to asbestos at the mill.

Over the years the plant has had at least 8 boilers, including a bark boiler, liquor boiler, and recovery boiler.  Due to the papermaking operation, asbestos was used extensively and located through out the plant on the boilers, steam lines and equipment including on the paper machines and pulp mill.  Dryer felts used on the paper machines to help dry the paper contained asbestos from the 1950’s until the late 1970’s. Exposures to the asbestos products at the mill can cause Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, Asbestosis and other cancers 10 – 40 years later.   Even if you smoked you may be entitled to compensation if you are suffering an asbestos related disease.

There are numerous departments and occupations including:

Maintenance: Construction and Millwrights, Electricians, Insulators, Machinists, Oilers, Painters, Pipefitters, Welders, and other trades. They construct, maintain, and repair the equipment throughout the plant.

Powerhouse: Boiler and Turbine Operators, and Maintenance Men, they operate and monitor the boilers, turbines, condensors, and compressors.

Material Handling: Hi-Lo Operators, Crane Operators, Equipment Operators, Laborers, Sludge Operators and Tractor Operators. They handle and move the logs, chips and sludge for the mill.

Wood Processing: Chipman, Chip Plant Operator, Liquors Mixer, Operators, and Utility Workers. They operate and monitor the chipper and send processed wood to pulp mill.

Pulp Mill: Effluent Treater, Pulp Operator and Secondary Treatment. They cook the wood chips into pulp and treat it with chemicals.

Paper Mill Machine: Back Tender, Beater Room Operator and Helper, Brakeman, Paper Machine Tender. They take the pulp and turn it into paper through the various sections on the paper machine.

Shipping: Car loader, Power Trucker, Trackmobile Operator and Weigher. Prepare the paper for shipping to customers.

Maintenance Foreman and Supervisors:  They schedule and supervise the maintenance and repair of the papermill buildings and equipment.

Truck and Tractor Operators: They operate truck and or tractors to move raw materials (forest logs), chips and equipment in the mill.

First Line Supervisors/Managers Production and Operating Workers: They directly supervise and coordinate production and operations employees (Precision Workers, Inspectors, Machine Setters and Operators, Assemblers, Fabricators, and Plant and System Operators.

Industrial Production Managers: They plan coordinate or direct the manufacturing process.

Engineers – They coordinate, plan and schedule construction and maintenance projects

If you or a loved one have questions regarding asbestos exposure at Escanaba Paper mill or anywhere in Escanaba Michigan, we have Michigan based and licensed lawyers with over 50 combined years of experience that would be able to assist you.  John Kelsey and John Pomerville are Asbestos & Mesothelioma Attorneys in Goldberg Persky & White’s Michigan offices and have been representing Michigan asbestos victims in the lower and upper peninsulas for over 25 years. They are very knowledgeable in regards to asbestos exposure at Escanaba Paper Mill, Mesothelioma and the other asbestos diseases caused by asbestos exposure. We have represented many individuals with mesothelioma, lung cancer or asbestosis in Escanaba County for the past 20 years. If you have any questions concerning your exposure to asbestos and mesothelioma at Escanaba Paper Mill in Escanaba, MI call our Michigan-based mesothelioma lawyers, they may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Escanaba, MI.

If you have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma you should immediately speak with an experienced Michigan based Lawyer to preserve your legal rights as this is a time sensitive matter and knowing the facts will help you make the best medical and legal decisions possible and help you recover financial compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.

We have represented people injured by exposure to asbestos whose work histories include Escanaba Pulp and Paper Mill in Escanaba, Michigan. Our extensive database of jobsites and asbestos product identification built over 30 years of specializing in asbestos lawsuits allows us to effectively and efficiently represent those injured by asbestos in the workplace.

Why does it matter that Escanaba Pulp and Paper Mill is in our jobsites database?

In order to successfully pursue an asbestos claim, your lawyer needs to be familiar with the jobsites you worked at, including

  • the companies that employed you,
  • the products they purchased and used, and
  • the companies who produced those products.
  • depositions, testimony of other Escanaba Asbestos disease victims
  • documentation from the Plant and Defendants

After more than 30 years pioneering asbestos litigation, we have a vast knowledgebase covering       things such as company diagrams, invoices from asbestos product manufacturers, revealing company memos demonstrating their knowledge of the risks, asbestos product packaging through the years, depositions from leading experts, and medical and scientific literature dating from the late 1800s to the current day.

Escanaba Pulp and Paper Mill is one of tens of thousands of jobsites in our database. Being familiar with many different industries, manufacturers, and products means we can efficiently and effectively identify all the asbestos containing products that contributed to your injury. It’s a breadth of knowledge gained from years of experience representing people injured by asbestos and their families.

Asbestos Exposure Injuries

Asbestos exposure can cause a variety of non-cancerous and cancerous injuries such as:

  • mesothelioma
  • lung cancer
  • colon and colo-rectal cancers
  • throat cancer
  • laryngeal cancer
  • esophageal cancer
  • asbestosis

Did you work at Escanaba Pulp and Paper Mill in Escanaba, Michigan? Have you been injured by asbestos? Contact us today for a FREE, no obligation consultation: 1-800-799-2234

Asbestos in Escanaba, Michigan

Escanaba sits on the Little Bay de Noc at the northern edge of Lake Michigan. The city of Escanaba is the county seat of Delta County. The name Escanaba is from an Ojibwa word and was named after various regional native languages to “land of the red buck” others maintain that it refers to “flat rock”. Escanaba today is still a shipping point for iron ore to other Great Lakes ports, especially south to Chicago and northern Indiana. The Escanaba Paper Mill, for many years Mead Corporation’s Publishing Paper Division, is currently operated by NewPage Corporation located alongside the Escanaba River, it is now the area’s largest employer. Also known for its tourism and fishing and hunting opportunities along the fabulous beaches of Lake Michigan. Historically Escanaba was a port town with shipping iron, lumber, ore and copper, gaining importance during the civil war to the union.  The 1880s boom was due to the shipping industry. Iron ore in high demand the city was known as “Iron Port of the World.” Escanaba still has factories operating: Anthony & Company Plant, Escanaba Power House, and Escanaba Paper Mill.

Escanaba also has a history of manufacturing in fields known for using asbestos-containing materials, placing workers at a high risk category for asbestos exposure. Malignant mesothelioma may result when workers and loved ones have been exposed to asbestos. If you have been exposed to asbestos in Escanaba, you may benefit by seeking legal counsel from our Michigan based asbestos lawyers. Our Michigan lawyers John Kelsey and John Pomerville are very familiar with the Escanaba jobsites and the asbestos products workers were exposed to at these sites.

If you have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma you should immediately speak with an experienced Michigan based Lawyer to preserve your legal rights as this is a time sensitive matter and knowing the facts will help you make the best medical and legal decisions possible and help  you recover financial compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering .

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