Name of Company: Corning Incorporated
Location Address: 680 E. Office St., Harrodsburg, Ky.
Years in the Bluegrass: 60 years
Parent Company: Corning Incorporated, Corning, N.Y.
Number of employees: Several hundred employees
Products Produced in Kentucky: The Corning Harrodsburg plant primarily produces Corning Gorilla Glass, a damage-resistant cover glass that appears on more than one billion devices worldwide. The plant also produces Corning Willow Glass, an ultra-thin flexible glass. The two products are prominent features on computers, televisions and cell phones.
Other products produced by Corning: Ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries, including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy and metrology.
More interesting Corning Harrodsburg plant facts:
In 1967, the plant added 62,000 square feet for continuous melting for optical glass.
In 2010, Corning made a $186 million investment to provide additional capacity for Gorilla Glass and research and development.
The plant expanded four additional times: 1989, 1990, 1995 and 1999.
In the mid-1980s, the facility began initial manufacture of fusion-formed glass for LCDs.
The facility was named one of the “Best Places to Work in Kentucky” in 2008, 2010 and 2011.
In 2011, Corning employees in Harrodsburg contributed more than $108,000 to local charities and non-profit groups.