Apple awards Corning first Advanced Manufacturing Fund investment

 For over 10 years, Corning employees in Harrodsburg, Kentucky have helped create the beautiful cover glass found on iOS devices.
Photo source
For over 10 years, Corning employees in Harrodsburg, Kentucky have helped create the beautiful cover glass found on iOS devices | Photo: www.apple.com
$200M Investment Supports Revolutionary Glass Production Methods.

Apple announced Corning Incorporated will receive $200 million from Apple’s new Advanced Manufacturing Fund as part of the company’s commitment to foster innovation among American manufacturers.

The investment will support Corning’s R&D, capital equipment needs and state-of-the-art glass processing. Corning's 65-year-old Harrodsburg facility has been integral to the 10-year collaboration between these two innovative companies and will be the focus of Apple’s investment.

 Corning recaptures glass material for use in the production process and to help reduce waste.
Corning recaptures glass material for use in the production process and to help reduce waste.

“Corning is a great example of a supplier that has continued to innovate and they are one of Apple's long-standing suppliers,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer.

“This partnership started 10 years ago with the very first iPhone, and today every customer that buys an iPhone or iPad anywhere in the world touches glass that was developed in America. We’re extremely proud of our collaboration over the years and we are investing further with Corning who has such a rich legacy of innovative manufacturing practices.”

 Corning employees prepare glass sheets for finishing.
Corning employees prepare glass sheets for finishing.

Apple has committed to investing at least $1 billion with US-based companies as part of the fund, which is designed to foster innovative production and highly skilled jobs that will help lay the foundation for a new era of technology-driven manufacturing in the US.

“Corning’s longstanding relationship with Apple has not only led to significant glass innovations that have enabled new capabilities for consumers, it has also helped create nearly 1,000 American jobs and allowed us to continue growing and expanding in the US,” said Wendell P. Weeks, Corning’s chairman, chief executive officer and president. “This investment will ensure our plant in Harrodsburg remains a global center of excellence for glass technology.”

In the US, Apple now supports 2 million jobs across all 50 states, including 450,000 jobs attributable to Apple’s spend and investment with US-based suppliers. Last year alone, Apple spent over $50 billion with more than 9,000 domestic suppliers and manufacturers.

Since the inception of Gorilla Glass in 2007, the partnership between Apple and Corning has created and sustained nearly 1,000 US jobs across Corning’s R&D, manufacturing and commercial functions, including over 400 in Harrodsburg. Corning has procured enough renewable energy to cover all of its Apple manufacturing in the US.

600450 Apple awards Corning first Advanced Manufacturing Fund investment glassonweb.com

See more news about:

Others also read

Glass and glazing industry leaders gathered in Nashville this March for the 2020 BEC Conference organized by the National Glass Association.
Austin Peay, Eastman collaborate on medical face shields
As the industry faces new challenges, take advantage of online tools and education.
As spring arrives, the Window Safety Task Force of the National Safety Council encourages parents and caregivers to recognize the importance of practicing window safety during Window Safety Week, being observed April 5-11.
NGA fully understands urgent times require urgent action. NGA members across the glass and glazing supply chain are doing everything they can to safeguard their workforce, customers and their businesses in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar explaining a new California data privacy law that could impact businesses’ interactions with customers and prospects.

From industry

10924 Granite Street, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28273
United States

NEWS RELATED PRODUCTS

Diamon-Fusion International, Inc.
HHH Tempering Resources, Inc.
Diamon-Fusion International, Inc.
HHH Tempering Resources, Inc.
Trex Commercial Products
Trex Commercial Products

Add new comment