History of Kodak Park

A young bank clerk changed the course of the photography world when he began experimenting with photographic plates in his mother’s kitchen and later formed what is now known as the Eastman Kodak Company. Formed in 1889, and founded in 1892 as the Eastman Kodak Company of New York, Kodak quickly built its reputation on […]

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Kodak Camera Works

Kodak Camera Works, now known as Kodak Office, was one of the largest subdivisions of Rochester, New York’s, Eastman Kodak plant. Kodak Camera Works is located at 343 State Street in downtown Rochester, New York, and it remains Kodak’s corporate headquarters. It is comprised of ten individual buildings, including the Kodak tower, which has become […]

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Kodak Elmgrove Plant

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 […]

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Kodak Trades Exposed to Asbestos

The following is a list of job titles or occupational trades that were exposed to asbestos while employed at Kodak Park. Assembly Workers                  Boilermakers Carpenters Chemical Engineers Civil Engineers Construction Workers Crane and Hoist Men Electrical Engineers Electricians Firefighters Fireproofers Foremen Freight and Material Handlers Grinding Machine Operatives HVAC Workers Instrument […]

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Kodak’s Plants

Former and Current Kodak Plants Worldwide United States Kodak Park, Rochester, New York Kodak Camera Works, Rochester, New York Kodak Hawkeye, Rochester, New York Kodak Elmgrove, Gates, New York Binghamton, New York Batesville, Arkansas Emeryville, California Palo Alto, California San Diego, California San Ramon, California Windsor, Colorado Columbus, Georgia Peabody, Massachusetts Gaithersburg, Maryland Oakdale, Minnesota […]

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History of Carbide Graphite

Carbide Graphite Group, Inc., was but the latest title given to a company that was first founded in St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania, in 1899, which coincided with an explosive growth period in the American steel industry. Initially, chemist John Speer and financier Andrew Kaul founded the Speer Carbon Company in order to produce carbon brushes for […]

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Carbide Graphite and Exposure to Coal Tar Pitch

The Carbide Graphite Group, Inc., manufactured graphite electrode products, needle coke and calcium carbide. Graphite electrodes transfer electricity to melt scrap iron and steel in electric arc furnaces for use in steel manufacturing.  Laborers who were employed at Carbide Graphite’s Packard Road plant in Niagara Falls, New York, were routinely exposed to coal tar pitch during the […]

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Carborundum Locations

United States Berkeley, Illinois New Carlisle, Indiana Niagara Falls, New York Troy, New York Wheatfield, New York Keasbey, New Jersey Butler, Pennsylvania Latrobe, Pennsylvania Newtown, Pennsylvania Logan, Ohio Winchester, Virginia Canada Niagara Falls, Ontario Plattsville, Ontario Shawnigan, Quebec Germany Düsseldorf United Kingdom Trafford Park

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