AskBiography Logo   Latest News  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Google Buzz  Became Fan - Facebook  Subscribe to RSSRSS   Bookmark and Share

Corning Incorporated

Company nameCorning Incorporated
Company typePublic S&P 500 Component
Founded 1851
HeadquartersCorning, New York
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleWendell P. Weeks
(Chairman, CEO, & President)
ProductsSpecialty glass
Optical fiber
Cable, hardware & equipment
Emissions control technology
LCD glass
Life sciences products
Revenue(+) US$6.632 billion (2010)
Operating income(+) US$1.801 billion (2010)
Net income(+) US$3.558 billion (2010)
Total assets(+) US$25.833 billion (2010)
Total equity(+) US$19.426 billion (2010)
Employees(+) 26,200 (2010)
DivisionsDisplay Technologies,
Environmental Technologies,
Specialty Materials,
Life Sciences

     Home | Company | Corning Incorporated

Corning Incorporated (NYSE - GLW) is an American manufacturer of glass, ceramics and related materials, primarily for industrial and scientific applications. The company was known as Corning Glass Works until 1989, when it changed its name to Corning Incorporated. In 1998 Corning divested itself of its consumer lines of CorningWare and Corelle tableware and Pyrex cookware selling them to World Kitchen, but still holds an ~8% interest. Corning allocates a significant amount of revenue (~10%) towards research and development. As of 2008, Corning has five major business sectors: Display Technologies, Environmental Technologies, Life Sciences, Telecommunications and Specialty Materials. Corning is also involved in several joint equity ventures. These include Dow Corning, as well as two companies, Quest Diagnostics and Covance, that were spun off from Corning.

Warning: simplexml_load_file( [function.simplexml-load-file]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.0 410 Gone in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Warning: simplexml_load_file() [function.simplexml-load-file]: I/O warning : failed to load external entity "" in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Fatal error: Call to a member function children() on a non-object in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 260