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Apple invests another $250M in Harrodsburg glass plant

Posted at 7:56 AM, Sep 17, 2019

HARRODSBURG, Ky. (LEX 18) — Technology giant Apple announced Tuesday it is investing another $250 million to boost innovation at a Harrodsburg glass-manufacturing plant.

According to a news release from the company, the money is from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund and will boost the Kentucky city's Corning Inc. research facility.

“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 said the Harrodsburg facility employs about 400 workers. The new award follows a $200 million investment announced in April 2017.