Eastman Chemical Company
Eastman Chemical Company is a United States
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 based chemical company, engaged in the manufacture and sale of chemicals, fibers, and plastics. Eastman has 11 manufacturing sites in seven countries, supplying its products throughout the world. Founded in 1920 and based in Kingsport, Tennessee
Kingsport, Tennessee
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, Eastman is a Fortune 500
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 company with 2008 sales of $6.7 billion, and approximately 10,000 employees.

Eastman manufactures and markets chemicals, fibers and plastics worldwide.