Friday, February 8, 2008
Polaroid Quits Film
Polaroid to shut down last two manufacturing facilities. (Story Here)
"The Norwood plant is shutting down, and we will soon be winding down activities at the Waltham facility as well," said Kyle MacDonald, senior vice president of Polaroid's instant photography business segment. The closures, set for completion during this quarter, will eliminate about 150 jobs. In the late 1970s, Polaroid employed about 15,000 in Massachusetts.
"We'll continue to have a strong presence in Massachusetts for the next 30 or 40 years," said Beaudoin. But Polaroid will now focus on flat-panel TVs and digital photography gear.
This is sad news for those of you who are using Polaroid. And this just as I was making some nice stuff. I say gather up as much as you can and shoot, shoot, shoot. I plan on getting some large format and making some history.