Performance Film Largest Employers
Eastman Chemical Co.
Headquarters: Kingsport, Tennessee
Product: window and performance-coated films
Union Status: none
A History of Growth in Martinsville: Eastman Chemical is the leading global manufacturer of performance films for the automotive and architectural markets. The corporation’s third largest facility is located in Fieldale, Virginia – in Henry County. Built in 1956, Eastman purchased the facility and business from Solutia Performance Films in 2012. The following year, Eastman announced a $40 million expansion to be carried out over the next three years. This facility is now one of the largest and most integrated window and performance-coated film manufacturing sites in the world.
Eastman also operates film manufacturing and distribution facilities at the Patriot Centre Industrial Park. The company acquired the former Commonwealth Laminating & Coating in 2014 adding an experienced workforce and Commonwealth’s expertise, paint protection technology, brand and channels to its portfolio.