- a decision that will create thousands of manufacturing jobs and an investment of at least $4 billion.As part of the White House's Made in America week, the president said that Merck, Pfizer, and Corning are creating an advanced pharmaceutical glass packing operations, a technology that will be used to store and deliver injectable drugs, vials, and cartridges.
"These three companies are announcing that pharmaceutical glass packaging will now be made in America.
Merck, Pfizer, and Corning are coming together to create an advanced pharmaceutical glass packaging operations, which include an immediate investment of at least $500 million and the creation of nearly 1,000 new jobs -- and quickly," he said."The initial investment will be spread across facilities in New York, New Jersey, and a new manufacturing plant in southeast of the United States -- they’re looking right now -- which Corning will be announcing in the coming months, and there’s some pretty good competition.
I know they’re going to make a great deal," Trump said."Eventually, the companies here today expect a total investment in this initiative to reach at least $4 billion and create some 4,000 American jobs, and it’s very innovative on top of it," he added.Pharmaceutical glass manufacturing is an industry that has been dominated by foreign countries.
The companies’ continued collaborations will focus on additional evaluations and the deployment of this new innovation," Merck announced.