Corning Announces $150 Million Investment in Charlotte Region – Adding 200 New Jobs

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Charlotte’s own Corning Optical has just announced plans to invest over $150 million and create 200 new jobs with an average salary of $55,000 in the Charlotte region.

The investment will significantly increase the operational capacity in Corning’s Hickory plant.

“As we celebrate Manufacturing Week in our state, it’s exciting to see a global manufacturer like Corning expand yet again in a great rural county like Catawba,” said Governor Cooper. “Corning understands North Carolina’s strengths as a business location, thanks to their firsthand experience with our skilled workforce, customized training programs and great quality of life.”

Corning’s Optical Communications business currently operates manufacturing facilities in Hickory, Newton and Winston-Salem, optical fiber facilities in Wilmington and Concord, and has its headquarters in Charlotte.

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