Corning will build a new facility creating 1,000 new jobs
Corning has announced that it will build a new manufacturing facility for its Valor Glass, creating 1,000 new US jobs.
Corning Incorporated is to build a manufacturing facility that will create over 300 new jobs in Durham County, North Carolina, US.
The facility will manufacture Corning’s Valor Glass and is part of the company’s plan, announced in July 2017, to invest USD 500 million and create 1,000 new US jobs.
The announcement follows similar Corning investments in the development and manufacturing of Valor Glass in Big Flats and Erwin, New York.
Wendell P. Weeks, Corning’s chairman, chief executive officer, and president said: “This progress is made possible by customers such as Merck and Pfizer, and the strong support that we have received from Senator Burr, Governor Cooper and the Durham County Commissioners, the White House Office of American Innovation, and FDA’s Emerging Technology Team.”
The new facility will be constructed adjacent to a Corning Life Sciences manufacturing facility, enabling the company to realise synergies between the two businesses.
The new facility is expected to be operational by year-end 2019.