Eastman Chemical Co. wins business award

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) -- Eastman Chemical Co. of Kingsport, Tenn., has been honored by the American Business Awards for outstanding performance in the workplace.

The company received a Silver Stevie Award in the category of company of the year -- chemicals.

Jim Rogers, Eastman chairman and CEO, said the honor recognizes Eastman among some of the country's top companies. He said Eastman has had strong financial performance and growth through acquisitions and expansions.

The award was chosen by more than 270 executives nationwide.

Eastman has a worldwide employment of approximately 10,000.

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