CORNING, NY, August 4-Through a subsidiary, Corning Incorporated, provider of class and ceramics, has signed an agreement to acquire Optimum Manufacturing Corp. for inclusion in its Specialty Materials segment. Located in Charlestown, NH, Optimum is a manufacturer of precision-machined components serving the aerospace and defense, scientific, medical and communications industries. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

“Corning is very pleased to strengthen our role in the opto-mechanical value chain through this acquisition,” says Andrew Filson, business director – advanced optics, Corning Specialty Materials. “By bringing precision opto-mechanical structures into the Corning portfolio, we not only broaden our optics capabilities but also create greater value for our customers by being able to offer integrated designs and assemblies."