When Apple announced the creation of a USD 1 billion fund to support and promote advanced manufacturing jobs in the US, it was a positive sign that companies might be willing to invest in developing talent in the US.
“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,” Apple’s COO Jeff Williams stated in a company press release.
“A chapter that will not only enable next-generation mobile consumer electronics, but also sustain and create high-value manufacturing jobs,” Corning CEO Wendell Weeks said in his company’s press release.
“Corning’s longstanding relationship with Apple…has also helped create nearly 1,000 American jobs and allowed us to continue growing and expanding in the US,” Weeks added in the release. “This investment will ensure our plant in Harrodsburg remains a global center of excellence for glass technology.”