Corning Inc. shuts down Refractories Plant in Corning

Corning Inc. is in the process of shutting down its Refractories Plant, which has been in operation in the City of Corning for 84 years.

The last product was made on May 30.The closure will not result in any job losses, the company said, as the Refractories Plant employees are being shifted to the company’s other manufacturing sites.Corning Inc. purchased the plant in the early 1900s to manufacture clay pots used in glass making.That process evolved into producing temperature-resistant products used in glass-melting furnaces and other applications. The plant was expanded in 1998 to make products for Corning Inc.’s high-purity fused silica business.

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