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Corning's facility expansion to create 250 jobs

By THOMAS ADAMS - 4/25/2013 4:07:54 PM

Corning Inc. will expand its diesel plant in Steuben County, an investment of nearly $250 million resulting in 250 new jobs, officials announced Thursday.

The company, which owns Corning Tropel Corp. in Fairport, plans to add 94,000 square feet to its Erwin facility, increasing the manufacturing capacity for its diesel emissions control products, officials said.

The $250 million will be spent over three years, with the added space to be operational in 2015, officials said.

“Important heavy-duty regulations in China and Europe, as well as for non-road vehicles, take effect over the next two years, which could double demand for our products by 2017,”  said Mark Beck, executive vice president of Corning’s environmental technologies and life sciences business group, in a statement.

The Erwin facility makes large ceramic substrates and filters for diesel engine construction and agricultural equipment manufacturers world-wide. It began that work in 2004 and now makes particulate filters for heavy-duty applications.

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