CORNING, N.Y. — Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today that its Advanced Optics business unit has been recognized with two 2018 Supplier Excellence EPIC Awards from Raytheon.
One of the awards recognizes Corning’s Keene, N.H., manufacturing facility for contributions to Raytheon’s Multi-Spectral Targeting System (MTS). These cutting-edge imaging systems are used by the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting purposes across a variety of rotary and fixed-wing aircraft.
In Keene, Corning applies its decades of expertise in advanced optics to develop electro-optical/infrared systems for the MTS. This is the second year in a row that the facility was recognized by Raytheon for supplier excellence.
The second award for 2018 was given to Corning’s Canton, N.Y., manufacturing facility for contributions to Raytheon’s AMRAAM? Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile. The Canton facility applies Corning’s deep expertise in materials science and proprietary manufacturing processes to create nose cones made of an extremely durable glass ceramic material called Corning? Pyroceram?.
Both the Keene and Canton manufacturing facilities have been serving the optics, aerospace, and defense industries for more than 30 years. The Keene and Canton facilities are integral in implementing Corning’s core technologies and helping extend its reach across several market-access platforms.
“These awards exemplify the strength of our long-term relationship with Raytheon,” said Cassandra Taliaferro, commercial director in Corning’s Advanced Optics business. “We are proud to leverage the strengths of these two manufacturing facilities and offer a comprehensive set of aerospace and defense solutions to our customers.”
Raytheon grants EPIC awards to its highest-performing suppliers for overall excellence in performance, innovation, and collaboration for one or more business units. The awards were recently presented by Raytheon executives to Corning in a ceremony at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf.
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Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of?$25 billion?and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 years,?Raytheon?provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I??products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries.?Raytheon?is headquartered in?Waltham, Mass.
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Corning (www.sjdgames.com) is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science, with a more than 165-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramic science, and optical physics along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people's lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in RD&E, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and deep, trust-based relationships with customers who are global leaders in their industries.
Corning's capabilities are versatile and synergistic, which allows the company to evolve to meet changing market needs, while also helping our customers capture new opportunities in dynamic industries. Today, Corning's markets include optical communications, mobile consumer electronics, display technology, automotive, and life sciences vessels. Corning's industry-leading products include damage-resistant cover glass for mobile devices; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for state-of-the-art communications networks; trusted products to accelerate drug discovery and delivery; and clean-air technologies for cars and trucks.