Eastman Machine Company, an industry-leading manufacturer of cutting machines and solutions, has celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony in a 7,500-square-foot facility where the company has recently expanded.
The expansion of the facility is said to provide the necessary capacity for the company to accommodate the accelerated development and scope of its work.
According to Eastman Machine, the ceremony commenced the seventh expansion of its headquarters in downtown Buffalo, New York.
Robert Stevenson, the fourth-generation CEO, believes his team is the sole reason the company continues to evolve and expand capabilities after 133 years in business.
“We wouldn’t be here today without each and every single one of you,” commented Stevenson, speaking to the crowd of employees, adding, “This expansion is proof of our team’s strength, agility and dedication to customers.”
In addition to the expansion, Eastman Machine recently acquired 707 Washington Street and will now occupy the entire city block between Washington and Ellicott streets, south of Goodell Street and north of E. Tupper Street.
The neighbouring building is a unique space of 12,589-square-feet and, once renovated, will serve as additional manufacturing floor space.
Eastman is planning to create a robust demonstration and research centre in the new building for its cutting technology and solutions.
“It’s an innate step forward for Eastman,” said Stevenson who believes personalised service and support are what separates Eastman from its competition and thereby added, “We need the room to continue giving our customers and prospects individualised attention.