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FIRST ON 3: Treasury Secretary Geithner coming to Wilmington

WASHINGTON (NEWS RELEASE) — To underscore the importance of investing in our nation’s advanced infrastructure and the value of export promotion for the competitiveness of U.S. businesses, Secretary Geithner will tour Corning Incorporated’s fiber optics manufacturing facility in Wilmington, North Carolina on Tuesday, October 25, 2011. While there, the Secretary will discuss the need for Congress to take up and pass the common-sense proposals in the American Jobs Act, which includes investments in infrastructure that will help create jobs and grow our domestic manufacturing sector.

Corning’s Wilmington plant is the largest fiber optics manufacturing facility in the world, and the Secretary’s visit will highlight the importance of investing in not only roads and bridges, but also in advanced forms of infrastructure such as broadband. Corning Incorporated’s fiber optics manufacturing facility, which employs more than 1,000 high-tech manufacturing workers, exports more than 45 percent of its fiber products throughout the world.

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