Apple Planning Arizona-Based Plant for Glass Manufacturing
November 5, 2013 7:12 AM
It will create 2,000 jobs
Apple is looking to expand its
manufacturing efforts in the U.S.
with a new glass plant in Arizona.
plans to stamp "Made in USA" on more Apple products as it prepares to build a manufacturing facility in Mesa, Arizona. GT Advanced Technologies -- a tech company providing crystal growth equipment and solutions for the global solar, LED and electronics industries -- unveiled the plans, saying it will produce sapphire material for Apple in the new plant.
Sapphire glass is used in iPhone cameras and the Touch ID sensor, meaning GT Advanced Technologies will probably make the glass here in the U.S. now via the Arizona plant once it's built.
The deal includes a $580 million prepayment that will be given back to Apple over five years starting in 2015. It also assures that GT keeps a minimum level of manufacturing capacity.
A few other details regarding the new plant have surfaced as well, such as the fact that it will create 2,000 jobs (700 permanent jobs and 1,300 construction jobs) and will be a green plant running on renewable energy 100 percent from the day it opens.
"We are proud to expand our domestic manufacturing initiative with a new facility in Arizona, creating more than 2,000 jobs in engineering, manufacturing and construction," said Apple. "This new plant will make components for Apple products and it will run on 100% renewable energy from day one, as a result of the work we are doing with SRP to create green energy sources to power the facility."
Arizona seems pretty happy about the new deal with Apple as well.
“Apple is indisputably one of the world’s most innovative companies and I’m thrilled to welcome them to Arizona,” said Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. “Apple will have an incredibly positive economic impact for Arizona and its decision to locate here speaks volumes about the friendly, pro-business climate we have been creating these past four years. Their investment in renewable energy will also be greening our power grid, and creating significant new solar and geothermal power sources for the state. As Governor, I’ve worked hard to demonstrate that Arizona is open for business. Today’s news is proof that’s paying off.”
Apple already manufactures the
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