Will MEMC building finally sell?

For much of the past decade, one of the first things to greet people arriving in Sherman from the south has been a sign advertising the vacant MEMC building at 6800 U.S. Highway 75. But the availability of that building may soon change as Corning Inc., which specializes in glass, ceramics and optical physics, has emerged as a front-runner to purchase the property with a recent $21 million bid.

“Should they come here, they will be providing at least $1 billion in new investments and create north of 1,000 new primary jobs, which are high-skilled jobs in the areas of science and engineering,” Sherman Economic Development Corp. President John Plotnik said Thursday in an interview with the Herald Democrat.

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