Corning to Construct High-Volume Valor Glass Manufacturing Facility in Durham County, N.C.
Adding capacity for Valor Glass in Durham is part of Corning’s plan announced in July 2017 to invest $500 million and create 1,000 new U.S. jobs.
Corning Inc. recently announced an investment in Corning Valor® Glass to build a high-volume manufacturing facility that will create over 300 new jobs in Durham County, N.C. Adding capacity for Valor Glass in Durham is part of Corning’s plan announced in July 2017 to invest $500 million and create 1,000 new U.S. jobs. The announcement follows similar Corning investments in the development and manufacturing of Valor Glass in Big Flats and Erwin, N.Y.
“Making this next-generation product requires a new, advanced manufacturing platform,” said Wendell P. Weeks, chairman, CEO and president. “We are proud to build this high-volume manufacturing facility for Valor Glass in Durham County. This progress is made possible by great customers like 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.”
“We have been part of the Valor program since its outset and we are thrilled to take part in today’s ceremony which celebrates the outstanding progress in the development of this remarkable product,” said Sanat Chattopadhyay, executive vice president and president, Merck Manufacturing Division. “This technology is a critical advancement in pharmaceutical packaging.”
This latest announcement demonstrates Corning’s commitment to bringing Valor to patients and healthcare practitioners. “We are proud to have partnered with Corning to advance this revolutionary new glass for medicines that are critical to patients,” said Kirsten Lund-Jurgensen, executive vice president and president, Pfizer Global Supply. “Our ongoing testing at several of our major sterile injectable U.S. manufacturing sites continues to show promise, and we continue to work with Corning to assess the full potential of this new, innovative glass.”
The new facility will be constructed adjacent to a Corning Life Sciences manufacturing facility, enabling the company to realize synergies between the two businesses. It is anticipated the new facility will be operational by the end of 2019.
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