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Eastman Machine Company Expands Buffalo, New York, Manufacturing Complex

Eastman Machine Company will invest $1.6 million to expand its manufacturing facility in downtown Buffalo, New York. The company will create 6 new jobs and retain its existing 124-person workforce.

The 7,400-square-foot addition to Eastman’s main building will provide more space for loading docks, materials storage and automated assembly, and will include a new entrance, and is expected to be completed in December 2021.

“Eastman and the Stevenson family have a long history in the city of Buffalo, and we are proud to be one of the oldest continuing manufacturing firms in the city. With the assistance of New York State, the expansion will enable us to continue to manufacture in the city,” commented Robert Stevenson, President and CEO of Eastman Machine Co.

As an incentive ESD is providing Eastman Machine Company up to $210,000 through the Excelsior Jobs Tax Credit Program in exchange for job creation commitments. In addition, the New York Power Authority Board of Trustees recently approved a funding award of $170,000 to Eastman Machine Company for its expansion as part of a wide array of NYPA economic development incentives in Western New York and around the state.

“Western New York is home to innovative manufacturing companies that have strategically diversified in order to grow,” said Empire State Development Acting Commissioner and President & CEO-Designate Eric Gertler. “Eastman Machine is a great example of a global business with Buffalo roots. Five generations of this family-owned business have recognized Western New York as an attractive place to work and live, and their continued investment will help move the region’s economy forward.”

Eastman Machine Company is a cutting machine manufacturer, providing custom engineered solutions and innovative technologies for a variety of industries. Eastman offers the industry’s widest range of classic, hand-held and manually-operated fabric cutting machines; as well as a comprehensive line of fully automated, computerized cutting and plotting systems.

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