Kettering Kodak to put ‘for lease’ sign—but may not be what you think

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Kodak is looking to lease some space in its Research Park Facility in Kettering.

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If you happen to ride by Eastman Kodak Co. in Kettering soon, you may notice a ‘for lease’ sign in their front yard at 3000 Research Blvd.

But fret not—they told city officials they’re not leaving the community.

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Kettering City Manager Mark Schwieterman said he was informed the sign may be coming because the company wants to lease unused space in the building.

Schwieterman says Kodak has about 22,200 square feet of unused space (compared to the 310,000-square-foot facility) and alerted the city of their intentions to keep the community from fearing a possible departure.

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In April, 400 Kodak employees had their jobs saved when the company announced they would remain in Kettering, after months of speculation the company would leave.

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The sign will have no effect on daily operations, Schwieterman said.