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Kodak Canada Inc.

For more than a century, Kodak Canada has been meeting the imaging needs of Canadians - in consumer, professional, motion picture, health and commercial applications. Today, Kodak Canada‘s sales, marketing and distribution teams offer customers a full range of products that make picture taking and picture making easier, faster, more versatile and more exciting.

Just before the turn of the last century, and nearly a decade after the founding of its corporate parent, Eastman Kodak in Rochester, New York, the Canadian company was awarded its charter to operate in Ontario. It began at a location at 41 Colborne street in downtown Toronto, where some 15 employees performed hand operations like cutting film, fitting lenses to cameras and mixing photographic chemicals.

During its first decade, it relocated to a larger plant on King street where it grew to employ almost 400 people who manufactured film mounts and photographic paper. In 1913 the company purchased the property it still occupies at Weston Road and Eglinton Avenue in northwest Toronto, known as "Kodak Heights".

Currently, Kodak Canada occupies more than a dozen buildings at this site, including a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and a marketing centre. Regional and district offices are located so as to serve customers in all parts of Canada.

As a manufacturer, Kodak Canada looks back on more than 100 years of growth, evolving into the strong position it now enjoys within the Eastman Kodak world-wide organization. The company holds manufacturing mandates for virtually all of the micrographic film marketed by Eastman Kodak world-wide. The company contributes to the production of Kodak Inkjet media - contemporary products that provide the imaging output medium for computer desktop printers, as well as exciting new applications in commercial, advertising and packaging fields. In addition, Kodak Canada produces black-and-white photographic papers for both the domestic and international markets.

Kodak Canada people are convinced that investments in total quality, past and present, will continue to pay dividends in the future. Among the first in Canada to receive ISO 9000 accreditations for its key divisions, and the first within the Eastman Kodak family to reach Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRPII) Class 'A' status, the company continues to impose on itself tough quality metrics measured internally and by independent agencies.

To further enhance its world-class operations, the entire Kodak Canada site, has been certified with the ISO 14001 registration. This set of voluntary international standards on environmental management was developed to support the protection of the environment.

Today, Kodak Canada is well poised for the future. Its people share a profound experience and knowledge of the fast changing field of imaging. Equally enthusiastic about traditional and digital methods of capturing and working with images, Kodak Canada is first and foremost in the business of pictures -- whatever the method. Indeed, Kodak has made extraordinary strides in the fast-growing world of digital imaging. From the world's most complete line-up of digital cameras to the most sophisticated business imaging solutions, Kodak is at the forefront of the latest imaging advances. Some of the most exciting developments are in the ways Kodak has found in merging traditional and digital technologies to work seamlessly in picture applications to satisfy customers.

Kodak is in the business of making memories. From the earliest days of photography to the development of microfilm to the latest in digital imaging, Kodak Canada Inc., with its strong heritage of technological excellence, customer satisfaction and continuous improvement, is a leader in its field.

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