Apple’s Advanced Manufacturing Fund gives a grant to Company in Harrodsburg, KY
Corning Incorporated a company, based out of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, receives a $250 Million grant from Apple’s Advanced Manufacturing Fund after receiving a $200 million grant from the company in 2017. Corning Incorporated serves as the “supplier of precision glass for iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad.”
The Advanced Manufacturing Fund is intending to ”foster and support the innovative production and high-skill jobs that will fuel a new ear of technology-driven manufacturing in the US.”
These investments from Apple support the innovative work the company is doing when it comes to new glass manufacturing techniques and research and development.
Since the first generation of iPhone, Corning has been there to create parts for our pocket computers. In an earlier statement from Apple’s chief operating officer, Jeff Williams stated that Corning is a great example of a long-standing supplier that is making a point to innovate in their industry.
Apple’s press release stated “Apple and Corning’s rich history dates back more than a decade, and our partnership revolutionized glass and transformed the technology industry with the first iPhone,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “This award underscores Apple and Corning’s shared belief in the vital role that ingenuity plays in creating industry-leading products, and the pride that both companies take in applying American innovation and advanced manufacturing to solve some of the world’s toughest technology challenges.”
Apple adds that this iPhone glass is the strongest smartphone glass ever. Which is fantastic because Apple’s new iPhone 11 is created with one-piece of glass making wireless charging more efficient.
In 2018 Apple spent $60 billion funding American suppliers and additionally helped to support 450,000 jobs. This is important because the core of the Apple product line contains materials that were created in the US.
By the end of 2023, the company is set to create 20,000 jobs and add $350 billion to the US economy.