Corning to add hundreds of job in NC amid expansion

TARBORO, N.C. (WNCN) – Corning will add hundreds of jobs over the next three years in North Carolina as the company builds a warehouse in Edgecombe County and expands operations in Durham, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday.

The materials science company plans to invest a total of $275 million in the Edgecombe and Durham sites.

Around $189 million and 317 jobs will go to the Durham expansion.

The company plans to hire 111 for the Edgecombe County warehouse, Cooper said.

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“Corning knows first-hand that our state’s talented workforce and ideal location provide clear advantages for a growing company,” said Cooper. “This decision to bring new jobs to both Eastern North Carolina and the Triangle demonstrates confidence in workers in both the rural and urban parts of our state to produce and distribute this groundbreaking new product.”

The jobs will deal with a new glass packaging product, Valor™ Glass, Cooper said.

“We are excited to expand our operations in North Carolina. In Edgecombe County, we plan to build a state-of-the-art warehouse facility that will serve our Corning businesses,” said Eric S. Musser, Executive Vice President, Corning Technologies and International. “We also plan to expand an existing Corning facility because the talented local workforce possesses a high level of commitment and professionalism. We would like to thank Governor Cooper and Secretary Copeland and all local leaders for their partnership and investment to support businesses in the state. They are building a bright future for the region.”

The average wage at the proposed facility in Durham County will be $65,999 and $33,771 in Edgecombe County, in-line with average wages in each location.

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