WENY News - Gov. Cuomo announces new jobs coming to area

Gov. Cuomo announces new jobs coming to area

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PAINTED POST, N.Y. (WENY) -- New York State Governor, Andrew Cuomo, visited Corning Incorporated Wednesday morning to announce the addition of 185 new jobs coming to the area. 

"One-hundred and eighty-five new jobs," said New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo. " Again, that's what it's all about Is creating jobs. Growing our companies because we're in competition now with every other state."

Governor Andrew Cuomo says $7.7 million dollars in state funding will be coming to Corning Incorporated.

He made the announcement at Corning's Sullivan Park research campus in Painted Post.

The international company will use the money towards their ninety-five million dollar project to manufacture their new pharmaceutical packaging line, Valor Glass.

"Valor Glass is a remarkable new material designed specifically for pharmaceutical packaging containers," said Corning Incorporated Vice President and General Manager for Pharmaceutical Technologies, Ron Reverence. "It dramatically reduces particles, breaks and cracks. In doing so, it helps protect patients and improve pharmaceutical manufacturing."

Corning also plans to make Valor Glass at their Big Flats plant.

Out of the $7.7 million, $6 million of it comes from a capital grant to buy manufacturing equipment and improve infrastructure.

"We thought what better place to scale up manufacturing for Valor Glass then right here, where we have access to just a tremendous work force and the knowledgeable engineers and scientists that were instrumental in inventing this material," said Verkleeren.

Corning officials say they've already begun work on hiring new employees, as well as refurbishing the Big Flats plant.

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