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Eastman Kodak Plans $28 Million Expansion At Its Columbus, Georgia, Manufacturing Center

Eastman Kodak, a cutting-edge imaging technology company, will invest $28 million to expand its production facility in Columbus, Georgia.

At full capacity, Kodak will employ 240 personnel and increased demands for its rapidly growing KODAK SONORA Process Free Printing Plate product line in Columbus. The expansion will mark the first time these printing plates have been manufactured in the United States. The Columbus facility will serve as the sole manufacturer of all SONORA Plates sold in the Americas.

“We are excited to build on our more than 20-year history in the great city of Columbus and are looking forward to working with the local community to help meet the growing demand for SONORA Process Free Plates,” said Kodak CEO Jeff Clarke. “This expansion has accelerated our goal of helping printers become more sustainable with SONORA Process Free Plates.”

“To remain competitive in an evolving market, companies such as Kodak need access to high-quality resources that can be found in Georgia,” said Governor Nathan Deal. “Kodak’s decision to expand existing facilities here speaks to the strength and vitality of Georgia’s business climate and labor force.”

Kodak’s SONORA Process Free Plates are designed to reduce the water, chemical and energy waste typically involved with commercial printing without sacrificing quality or productivity, according to the Governor’s Office.


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