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  July 26th, 2017 | Written by

WATCH—Trump: Pharmaceutical Glass Packaging Will Now Be Made in US

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  • Made in America week saw Trump welcome Merck, Pfizer, and Corning to the White House.

As part of last week’s Made in America events at the White House, President Donald Trump welcomed three companies to the effort: Merck, Pfizer, and Corning.

“These three companies are announcing that pharmaceutical glass packaging will now be made in America,” the president said. “That’s a big step.”

The three are jointly creating an advanced pharmaceutical glass packaging operation, with an initial investment of $500 million and the creation of 1,000 new jobs in existing facilities in New York and New Jersey and a new manufacturing plant in the southeast United States.

“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,” said Trump. “This initiative will bring a key industry to our shores that for too long has been dominated by foreign countries.”