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 Posted May 13, 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Apple deepened its ties to a Kentucky plant on Monday by awarding another $45 million to support Corning, Inc.'s work to supply glass for the tech giant's iPhones and other devices.

The latest investment will expand Corning's manufacturing capacity and "drive research and development into innovative new technologies that support durability and long-lasting product life," Apple said in a news release.

Glass for every generation of iPhone has been made at Corning's plant in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Corning also supplies glass for iPads and Apple Watches.

Corning previously received $450 million from Apple's $5 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund in the past four years, the tech giant said. Apple said Monday its investment helps support more than 1,000 jobs across Corning's U.S. operations. Corning employs about 400 people at its technology development and manufacturing operations at Harrodsburg in central Kentucky.


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