Corning is a world leader in glass and ceramics, creating and manufacturing keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications, and life sciences. The goal of developing the Taichung facility was to keep pace with projected worldwide demand for LCD television panels. The addition of this facility enabled Corning to have greater manufacturing capabilities for a variety of large glass substrates. The glass manufactured in Taichung is an award-winning glass composition and is actually the first glass substrate to contain no added heavy metals or halides.
As safety and quality were key concerns for Corning, Fluor's qualifications on this award included an outstanding safety record, dependability, and the ability to execute large-scale projects within schedule. Corning believed Fluor could achieve certain goals that others could not and at the same time bring alignment to Corning's values.