Governor Cuomo Announces Corning Incorporated Will Launch New Pharmaceutical Product Line in the Southern Tier

Revolutionary Valor Glass Packaging Enhances Delivery of Drug Formulations and Provides More Reliable Access to Medicine; $95.5 Million Project Investment Will Create 185 New Jobs by 2020

November 29, 2017

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced Corning Incorporated has chosen to manufacture its new pharmaceutical packaging line, Corning Valor Glass, in the Southern Tier. The $95.5 million project will create 185 jobs in the region by 2020. The new jobs will be located at the Corning Innovation Support Center in Big Flats and at Corning's Research and Development Facility at Sullivan Park in Erwin. Valor Glass is a revolutionary pharmaceutical glass packaging solution that enhances the storage and delivery of today's drug formulations and will provide more reliable access to medicines essential to public health.

"Corning has been a beacon of enterprise and innovation for decades, and this new expansion builds on our efforts to spur development and job growth for the Southern Tier," Governor Cuomo said. "By working with local leaders and the Regional Economic Development Council, our strategic Southern Tier Soaring plan is putting the region on the right track and giving Corning the tools and confidence to grow and expand their world-class products in the region."

Valor Glass is designed to address a number of problems in the glass injectable pharmaceutical market, including: damage, breakage, and particulate generation on high-speed pharmaceutical filling lines and in the supply chain, and incompatibility of drugs with borosilicate glass containers which can lead to glass delamination.

Read the full press release here.