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Tenant Testimonials

Energy

Graphenix Development

“We take full advantage of Eastman Business Park's infrastructure as well as its ability to maneuver through complex environmental and regulatory compliance issues. That includes access to utilities, logistics, materials handling, and sophisticated analytical testing. This allows Graphenix to focus its financial and technical resources on the advancement of our technology for ultra capacitors."

Robert Anstey
CEO
Graphenix Development

 

NOHMs Technologies

“The facilities at Eastman Business Park have enabled NOHMs and other companies like ours to gain access to testing facilities where we can utilize world-class analytical equipment, as well as pilot coating and testing facilities that represent millions of dollars in savings in equipment and capabilities that we can leverage and use on an as-needed basis saving a tremendous amount of money on the road to commercialization and rapid market entry."

Rich Delmerico
CEO
NOHMs Technologies

 

Intrinsiq Materials

“Intrinsiq Materials has developed ground-breaking technology in the fields of electronic nanopastes and inks. With the support of ESD, NYSERDA and all of the capabilities of the Rochester area, including the facilities at Eastman Business Park, the opportunity to leverage the technology into critical, game-changing applications is fast becoming a reality."

Robert Cournoyer
President and CEO
Intrinsiq Materials

 

NY-BEST

“The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST) and DNV GL have together created the Battery and Energy Storage (BEST) Test and Commercialization Center at Eastman Business Park. Through this public-private collaboration, the center builds upon the Rochester area's manufacturing expertise, skilled workforce and university R&D resources and serves as a magnet to attract clean tech businesses at the Park and grow the energy storage industry in New York State. The assets at Eastman Business Park will only continue to anchor this initiative as a pivotal regional economic development resource."

William Acker
Executive Director
NY-BEST

 


Food & Beverage

LiDestri Food and Drink

"When I look at all the areas around the country where we have facilities, none has the unique mix of skilled workforce, central utility infrastructure and proximity to the Northeast US population center. LiDestri Food and Drink continues to invest and grow its business in EBP along with other major businesses, and is bringing the Park back to the grandeur that it enjoyed in the last century. I am honored to be a part of this renaissance with a committed consortium of state and local government, and other likeminded business people."

Phil Viruso
Vice President of Manufacturing
LiDestri Food and Drink

 

Solvent Recovery

GEVO

“Kodak's broad chemical processing capability and breadth of experience have enabled us to refine Isobutanol, a versatile chemical for use in a variety of petrochemical value chains, thus providing our customers with a bio-derived alternative to fossil fuels at a price that is competitive and less volatile than petroleum."

Greg Roda
Chief Commercial Officer,
GEVO

 


Specialty Chemicals

SiGNa Chemistry

"As Vice President of Manufacturing at SiGNa Chemistry, I have grown to appreciate the abundant services that Eastman Business Park offers its tenants. For example, in the just the last three weeks SiGNa has:

  • Used Kodak Specialty Chemical’s warehousing services to ship samples.
  • Used the EBP Fire Department to assist with the neutralization of material contained within a piece of equipment.
  • Had machine components made same day by ArnPrior (just 2 minutes away from our building).
  • Quickly received a specialty piece of steel from Klein Steel (just 4 minutes away from our building).
  • Used Cardinal Trucking to move materials between our buildings.
  • Used Kodak Analytical Labs for material testing.
  • Used Clean Harbors to dispose of hazardous waste.
  • Requested that EBP arrange for a scrap metal lugger - it arrived the next day.
  • EBP sent a repair person the same day as our request to fix the AC system.
  • Worked with an outstanding set of site managers who are responsive, knowledgeable and professional."

Michael Alt
Vice President, Manufacturing
SiGNa Chemistry

 

Sweetwater Energy

“Kodak's Specialty Chemicals Group at Eastman Business Park continues to help us leverage our smaller startup staff on the R&D side, not just in interacting with their scientists but also in having access to their labs and equipment. Sweetwater is now building a demonstration-scale system in close proximity to the Specialty Chemicals facility. Kodak's Specialty Chemicals has saved us a lot of money and they continue to deliver exceptional product and support."

Arunas Chesonis
CEO
Sweetwater Energy

 


BioMaterials

Cerion

“Without Eastman Business Park, we would have had to build our own pilotscale production capability and purchase our own lab equipment, costing considerable investor capital. In addition, we have been able to take full advantage of Kodak's vast knowledge dealing with a sophisticated manufacturing operation, as well as the ability to maneuver through complex environmental and regulatory compliance issues — not to mention a unique infrastructure that includes access to utilities, logistics and materials handling support services."

Matt Winslow
Vice President of Business Development
Cerion

 

Novomer

“By partnering with Eastman Business Park, we were able to scale-up our new technology innovation with a much smaller degree of risk and investment. We not only gained access to their reactors and analytical tools, Eastman Business Park helped us demonstrate on a small scale; then they helped us map out the next phase from a process, review and validation standpoint. As a result, they helped us scale up production from 25 gallons to 1,100 gallons of product within a shortened time period."

Ron Valente
PhD, Vice President of R&D
Novomer