News from Corning regarding a new facility for Valor Glass garnered the most reader interest last week (Corning to Construct High-Volume Valor Glass Manufacturing Facility in Durham County, N.C.): “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.’”
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Top 5 Hottest News Stories for April 8-14
1. Corning to Construct High-Volume Valor Glass Manufacturing Facility in Durham County, N.C.
2. Keijzer Named CEO of Imerys as Michel Seeks Reduced Role
3. Saint-Gobain to Present Boron Nitride Solutions at ceramitec 2018
4. U.S. Silica Acquires Engineered Materials Producer EP Minerals
5. CeramTec Acquisition Completed; Saleh Named New CEO as Steinmetz Steps Down #1 last week
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