Company Profile

Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in approximately 100 countries and had 2014 revenues of approximately $9.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 15,000 people around the world.

Delivering Consistent Superior Value
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Key Facts:

  • 2014 Sales Revenue of $9.5 billion 
  • Approximately 15,000 employees worldwide 
  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mark Costa
  • NYSE Symbol: EMN
  • More than 50 manufacturing locations and several sales offices around the globe
  • Responsible Care® company
  • Corporate Headquarters in Kingsport, Tennessee 
  • Customers in more than 100 countries



  • 2014 and 2015 Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award / Top 50 Best Places to Work List
  • Named in 2014 and 2015 as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere® Institute
  • Recipient of a 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence award



Eastman's History
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Quick History:

  • Founded in 1920 in Kingsport, Tennessee by George Eastman
  • Winner of the 1993 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
  • Spun-off from Eastman Kodak in 1994 and became a publicly traded company 
  • Named 2012 and 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year
  • Named 2013 Responsible Care Company of the Year
Company Structure:
Eastman is divided into five business segments including:
  • Additives & Functional Products
  • Adhesives & Plasticizers
  • Advanced Materials
  • Fibers
  • Specialty Fluids & Intermediates
Major End Markets:
  • Transportation
  • Building and Construction
  • Consumables
  • Tobacco
  • Industrials and Chemicals Processing
  • Food, Feed and Agriculture
  • Health and Wellness


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