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Freda C. Phifer makes history

In January, 2005, Freda C. Phifer, daughter of the late Frederick D. Phifer and Dorothea Phifer, of Painted yost, NY was appointed Plant Manager of Specialty Refractory and Photonic Materials Manufacturing Complex of Corning Incorporated. This announcement marks an historical moment for Freda and Corning. In the 154 year history of the company, Freda is the first African American woman to reach this level of accomplishment.