Kodak’s Industrial Hub Supports Downstream Chemical Manufacturing

By Chemical Processing Staff

Mar 07, 2018

A 2017 study and analysis by Global Location Strategies (GLS) reportedly determined that the assets and infrastructure required for chemicals manufacturing are available at the 1,200-acre Eastman Business Park in Rochester, New York.  Chemical manufacturing requires a specific collection of must-haves when it comes to selecting a location, including water, steam, waste water treatment, hazardous disposal and supporting regional supply chain. Through its review, GLS determined that Eastman Business Park meets these requirements. As the industrial hub for the Eastman Kodak Company, the site was reportedly built to handle everything from the manufacturing of film to the packaging of a diverse range of Kodak products.

“Eastman Business Park boasts numerous attributes that make it uniquely qualified for specific manufacturing investments,” says Woody Hydrick, managing principal of Global Location Strategies. “Chief amongst these are its robust utility infrastructure, skilled workforce and proximity to the East Coast markets.”

Eastman Business Park features reportedly include:

Water: 54,000,000 gallons per day available via a treatment facility on the shore of Lake Ontario that is backed up by Monroe County Water Authority and the City of Rochester Water Bureau.

Steam: Delivering 1,500,000 pounds per hour from utility-grade boilers with emergency back-ups.

Waste Water Treatment: 36,000,000 gallons per day design capacity wastewater treatment plant with Title V permit (no additional permits needed).

Hazardous Disposal: Onsite incinerator with Title V/RCRA permitted multiple hearth incinerator.

Shared Chemical Operations: Solvent recovery plant and metals recovery plant are onsite with experience in handling methanol, isopropanol, acetone, heptane, toluene, ethyl acetate and more.

Chilled Water: Access to fresh water from Lake Ontario, the Park generates up to 50,000 tons of chilled water ranging from 40°F to 9°F.

Electricity: A 117-megawatt firm capacity onsite with backup inter-connections with the public utility with distribution across one of the nation’s largest microgrids.

Supply Chain: Regional resources for precision manufacturing, engineering, and packaging support.

Workforce: Over 3,400 people employed are in downstream in the Rochester region and the Park has partnered with Monroe Community College to establish an on-site workforce development program.

Eastman Business Park’s ownership model also supports new development with land and existing buildings available, no wetland restrictions and a fully characterized environmental condition managed by the site owner. The Park also offers on-site emergency services and numerous synergies from legacy industrial operations onsite.

For more information, visit: www.eastmanbusinesspark.com