Just another example of what is possible if there’s a vision. I grew up near Corning and always enjoyed going there. Now it’s even better. Congrats to Corning, NY on their designation as “Most Fun Small Town in America” by Rand McNally!
This is some great news! As we know, manufacturing in the United States has all but vanished. We sell each other insurance instead of making things.
Corning Glass, based in Corning, New York has been sitting on an invention since 1962, just waiting for a practical application. Gorilla glass was invented by Corning but at the time, no commercial use was found for it. Corning, being wise, put this new glass product aside and bided their time.
Gorilla glass is expected to be the new face of touch-screen tablets and high-end TV’s. The glass is extremely hard to break, dent or scratch. Sounds like a match made in heaven for cell phones, touch-screen tablets and flat screen televisions.
Corning has already dedicated one factory to the production of Gorilla glass and is converting part of a second factory to fill potential orders. By 2015, Corning feels Gorilla glass will be their second biggest business. The glass is already being used in 100 devices including Driod!
I am glad to have something so positive to report about an American manufacturing institution. I grew up not far from Corning, NY and visited the Corning Glass Center many times. It is a marvel and I never tired of going there. Central New York could use some good economic news!