Kodak to lay off about 35 people locally

Aug 17, 2017
Originally published on August 17, 2017 11:26 am

Kodak is laying off about 35 people in Rochester by early November.

The move is related to an announcement made during its recent earnings report, when CEO Jeff Clarke announced the company will shut down its investment focused on copper metal mesh used for touch sensors.

He says the product has not grown as significantly as the company hoped, so it made the decision to stop that operation.  Clarke says this is all part of Kodak’s plan to take a disciplined approach as it assesses each of its research and commercialization projects.

Kodak now focuses on the commercial printing and packaging markets.