FIRST ON 3: Treasury Secretary Geithner coming to Wilmington


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will tour a Wilmington business tomorrow as he helps tout President Obama’s jobs plan.

The secretary will visit Corning’s fiber optics manufacturing facility.

- Advertisement -

According to a news release, Geithner will discuss the need for Congress to take up and pass the American Jobs Act.

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.

We will have a crew there tomorrow and will have a wrap-up of Geithner’s visit tomorrow on WWAY NewsChannel 3 starting at 5 p.m.