May 21, 2008

Jim Young Construction Company, Inc. Becomes Newest Member of the Corning Total Access Program(SM) (TAP)

Corning Cable Systems LLC, part of Corning Incorporated's (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, announces Jim Young Construction Company, Inc. as the newest member of the selective Corning Total Access Program(SM) (TAP).

Corning's TAP provides highly qualified design, engineering, furnishing and installation companies with the tools necessary to ensure successful fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and wireless deployments. Certified TAP members receive all-inclusive access to Corning's innovative and reliable FTTH solutions. After completing specialized training in the installation of optical access networks, TAP members are able to offer their customers an extended product warranty on complete Corning FTTH solutions.

Jim Young Construction Co., Inc. is a privately owned enterprise established in 1978 with extensive experience in all types of fiber-optic construction, including FTTH, intra-exchange trunking and long-haul applications. The company provides full-service outside plant construction to telecommunication service providers. Jim Young Construction Co., Inc. delivers quality and value-based services to a client base that includes consumer-owned cooperatives, privately held corporations and large publicly-held corporations. The company is licensed in Ga., Ala., N.C. and S.C.

"We look forward to a long and successful association with Corning," said Larry Lance, president of Jim Young Construction Company, Inc. "This program will allow us to provide our clients with the best in installation technology."

Through its Evolant(R) Solutions for Access Networks, Corning Cable Systems offers specialized portfolios of innovative products and services that enable customers to cost-effectively deploy fiber in the last mile. For additional information on Corning Cable Systems, contact a customer service representative at 1-800-743-2675, toll free in the United States, or (+1) 828-901-5000, international, or visit

About Corning Incorporated

Corning Incorporated ( is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 150 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy and metrology.