p Corning, maker of glass used in iPhones, will receive $200 million from Apple as the first beneficiary of the company’s $1 billion promise to help U.S. manufacturing.
/p p Apple CEO Tim Cook announced last week that the company is committing $1 billion to boost “advanced manufacturing” in the United States.
/p p “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, in the company’s news release Friday.
“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.” /p p The investment will go toward equipment and R at Corning’s plant in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, Apple said.
Corning’s Gorilla Glass is used in iPhones and many other smartphones and tablets.
/p p Apple’s moves come amid a brighter-than-ever spotlight on manufacturing jobs in the United States because of President Trump’s promises to “bring jobs back.” Trump has targeted high-profile Apple, which makes most of its products in China.