Eastman Kicks Off Countdown to Centennial Year

September 25th, 2019 by Emmariah Holcomb

In 2020, Eastman will celebrate 100 years since the company was founded by George Eastman in Kingsport, Tenn. The company will launch a yearlong celebration of events, commemorations and special programs as it pays tribute to its legacy.

“This is a very special moment in our history,” said Mark Costa, Eastman chairman of the board and CEO. “Not all companies get the opportunity to celebrate a centennial. We want to commemorate Eastman’s rich 100-year history of achievement while also looking ahead to the next 100 years and our vision of becoming the material innovation company.”

Today, Eastman team members gathered to kick off the countdown to their centennial, which will begin in about 100 days, according to the company. As part of its yearlong celebration, Eastman unveiled a centennial logo.

All are invited to join the celebration through a special centennial section that will be featured later this year on the company’s corporate website. The site will feature stories about Eastman’s history of innovation, the people and teams who have contributed to the company’s success for the last 100 years, and the values and principles that will shape Eastman’s next century of improving the quality of life in a material way.

Plans are currently underway for several centennial events that will be held throughout 2020. Those plans will be announced at a later date.

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