Foxconn possibly attracting glass maker Corning to SE Wisconsin

Posted at 6:31 PM, Jul 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-29 10:02:16-04

According to our partners at the Milwaukee Business Journal, the glass manufacturer Corning could be coming to SE Wisconsin to do business with the Foxconn plant.

The move could mean another $1 billion investment in the state. Once the Foxconn deal is set in stone, the company’s many suppliers will likely also look to set up shop in this part of the state. Corning could set up shop with another facility employing 400.

“Corning Glass will have to put a glass plant where they manufacture glass screens right next to Foxconn plant," Tim Sheehy, president of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, told the Milwaukee Business Journal Friday.

Corning announced this month it will invest $500 million to create 1,000 new US-based jobs creating glass for storing injectable drugs, not glass for Foxconn screens.