Corning Inc. broke ground Thursday on a $21 million expansion of its Canton plant, north of Watertown. The expansion will create 40 new jobs, company officials say.
Corning Inc. broke ground Thursday on a $21 million expansion of its Canton plant, north of Watertown.
The expansion will create 40 new jobs, some of which have already been added, Corning Inc. officials say.
The plant, part of the company’s Specialty Materials segment, makes products for the semi-conductor, telecommunications, aerospace and defense, and specialty fiber markets, officials say.
There will be a 24,000-square-foot expansion of the existing building, along with a 7,000-square-foot new warehouse.
The expansion, expected to be completed this fall, is being built to support an ongoing project, but Corning Inc. wouldn’t elaborate, citing confidentiality agreements with its customers.
The expansion project got incentives from the Empire State Development Corp., New York Power Authority and St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency.
The Canton plant has produced some of Corning Inc.’s most high-profile products, including windows for the space shuttle and the mirror blank for the Hubble Space Telescope.