Corning to build $200M wing at Erwin diesel plant, add 250 jobs

Corning Inc.is investing $200 million in an expansion to its diesel facility in Erwin, a project that is expected to bring 250 jobs. The expansion will allow the company to meet the growing demand for large ceramic substrates and catalytic converter filters that reduce emissions from heavy-duty diesel engine in trucks and construction and agriculture equipment, the Corning Leader reported.

The 250 jobs will range from engineering to manufacturing with an average $66,560 salary, according to the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council.

New air quality regulations on heavy-duty diesel engine emissions are set to take effect in Europe and China over the next two years, which is anticipated to double the demand for the products by 2017, the article states.

Corning Inc. is a technology company that uses its expertise in glass, ceramic materials and polymers to produce products for telecommunications, flat panel display, environmental, semiconductor and life sciences industries, according to its website.

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