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Kodak closing Rochester unit; 80 jobs impacted

By Associated Press

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Eastman Kodak Co. says it will shut down one of its operations in Rochester and transfer the work to the company's Colorado site.

The Rochester-based photography company announced Monday that most of the 80 people who work at the thermal media coating and finishing operation at the Eastman Business Park will be impacted by the move. It was unclear whether workers would be laid off or transferred.

Since Kodak filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January, the company has announced nearly 500 layoffs in the Rochester area, where it employed about 5,000 workers at the end of 2011.

Kodak said it's moving the work to its Windsor, Colo., site because it has two coating machines that can meet the demand, compared to only one at the Rochester operation.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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