Carestream to expand film finishing operations
Medical imaging systems company Carestream plans to grow its film finishing operations at Eastman Business Park. The first phase of the project will add a 16,000 foot facility at the current location.
Upgrades to the facility will include new machinery and space, including a new wet lab, new packaging lines and dark rooms. Over the next five years, Carestream has promised to create up to 70 new jobs, in addition to the 47 jobs in place now. In exchange for these commitments, Empire State Development is providing up to $700,000 in Excelsior Tax Credits. Greater Rochester Enterprise, Monroe County and the City of Rochester are also contributing to the project.
Overall, the project cost is around $3 million. Renovation should start next month and be completed by the second quarter of next year.
Throughout the world, Carestream delivers medical imaging systems and has earned 1,282 patents for its work. Precision contract coating services and x-ray imaging systems are all backed by a strong global network. Nearly 700 people work for Carestream throughout the state.
To assist in the fight against COVID-19, last Fall, the company created the CARESTREAM Shield, which is being manufactured in Rochester and is available for purchase from and Amazon and distributors.
The expansion continues to build on the success at Eastman Business Park, where Kodak started creating photographic paper and film more than a century ago. More than 114 companies are now in place at the Eastman Business Park campus, employing more than 6,000 people. Among those businesses are: Columbia Care, Love Beets, Li-Cycle, LiDestri Food and Drink, Kodak, DuPont, L3 Harris and Ortho Clinical Diagnostics.