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Apple Awards $200m to Corning Glass Plant

12 May 2017

Apple says that Corning Inc. will receive $200 million from its new Advanced Manufacturing Fund as part of the company’s effort to foster innovation among American manufacturers.

Read "Apple Eyes Advanced Manufacturing Fund."

Corning worker readies a glass sheet for finishing.Corning worker readies a glass sheet for finishing.The investment will support Corning’s R&D, capital equipment needs, and glass processing. Apple says that Corning's 65-year-old HarrodsburgKy., facility has been integral to the 10-year collaboration between these two innovative companies and will be the focus of Apple’s investment.

Corning is one of Apple's long-standing suppliers and developed Gorilla Glass in 2007.

Apple says it plans to invest at least $1 billion with U.S.-based companies to foster innovative production and technology-driven manufacturing in the US.

To contact the author of this article, email david.wagman@ieeeglobalspec.com


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