The first $200 million of Apple’s $1 billion advanced manufacturing fund went to a Corning factory in the majority leader’s home state.
From Saturday’s New York Times:
The investment is also a good-will gesture toward Republicans, including President Trump, who has criticized Apple for building its iPhones in China, and the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, who represents Kentucky…
Underscoring the political implications of the Apple-Corning deal, Mr. McConnell joined executives from the two companies at the formal announcement at the 65-year-old plant on Friday afternoon.
“Like millions of people around the world, the last thing I look at at night and the first thing I look at in the morning is my iPhone,” Mr. McConnell said. “Unlike millions of people around the world, I think of Harrodsburg, Ky., and this amazing Gorilla Glass that you guys make here.”
UPDATE: Friend-of-the-blog Dave Emery asks where else Corning makes glass.. This map shows facilities, not glass-making factories, but it suggests that there may be more than the one in Kentucky.