Date: 11 February 2021
Eastman Machine recently closed on 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 neighboring building is a unique space of 12,589-square-feet and, once renovated, will serve as a robust demonstration center for Eastman’s cutting technology and solutions. Functional exhibition space is vital for daily operation at Eastman. To Robert Stevenson, fourth-generation CEO, personalized service and support are what separates Eastman from its competition.
“This acquisition is an innate step forward for Eastman,” says Stevenson. “We need the room to continue giving our customers and prospects individualized attention.”
The acquisition deal comes shortly after Eastman Machine initiated a 5,000-square-foot expansion of its headquarters with the Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA). The expanded facility will provide the capacity needed for the company to accommodate the accelerated development and scope of its work. Hundreds of cutting solutions are proudly designed, manufactured, and showcased at Eastman Machine’s headquarters for a range of applications and industries. The company expects to break ground with the proposed $1.66 million project later this year.
“Expanding the Eastman headquarters is just another example of our commitment to providing well-crafted cutting solutions and to American manufacturing,” says Stevenson.
Eastman Machine Company was founded in 1888 after developing the first electric fabric cutting machine. The revolutionary machine put an end to tedious manual cutting room labor and remains a necessity among various industries on a global scale. Almost five generations later, Eastman Machine continues to lead the industry, supporting manufacturers by cultivating advanced cutting technology.