In 1967, Eastman Kodak constructed a new manufacturing facility on Elmgrove Road in Gates, New York. The Elmgrove plant replaced Kodak Camera Works as the primary manufacturing facility for Kodak photographic equipment in the United States. Research and development at the Elmgrove plant led to such breakthroughs as digital photography and organic light-emitting diodes. The plant consisted of eighteen buildings on 600 acres of land. After several decades of declining productivity, in 2000, Eastman Kodak closed the Elmgrove plant.
Prior to the late 1970s, asbestos-containing materials were utilized in the construction and maintenance at Eastman Kodak’s Elmgrove Road plant in Gates, New York. Inhaling dust and particles from the application and removal of asbestos-containing materials placed workers at risk for developing serious health problems, such as mesothelioma. Even those who were not in direct contact with asbestos materials remain at risk for the development of asbestos-related diseases. If you or a loved one were once employed by Eastman Kodak, and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer or another asbestos-related disease, we urge you to contact us regarding your legal rights.